Friday, I had noticed some pains in my stomach that were similiar to menstrual cramps. My hip joints had also begun to hurt quite a bit. I was texting my sister in law back and forth about it and she finally convinced me to at least call the doctor. Apparently, menstrual cramps are not a normal part of your third trimester, so I went ahead and called just in case. They had me come in right away, just to get checked out. As soon as they told me to come on in to the office, my heart started racing and I got very nervous. I was scared they were going to tell me something was wrong.
When I got there, they immediately took me in to the sonograph room and took some pictures of Avery. Whew. There she is, looking good! The sonograph nurse told me that everything seemed to be fine, my cervix looked long and closed (which means I hadn't started dialating - good thing) but that the baby looked to be frank breech. For those of you who had no clue what that meant, I have attached a picture. I had to look it up because I had no clue. After I see these pictures, it sure does explain alot of the pain I have been having and why she feels like she is going to come through at any moment! She still has time to turn, but only time will tell. If she doesn't, it looks like it will be a c-section.
The doctor came in (not my normal doctor) and put a heart monitor and contraction monitor on my stomach, and gave me a clicker which was to be pushed every time I felt her kick, move, or if my stomach got tight. At 30 weeks, the doctor said it can sometimes be hard to get the heartbeat strong enough to where the monitor can register it. We could hear it immediately, but we had to find just the right spot so they could have a good, solid ten minutes of monitoring. Avery did NOT like this monitor and started going crazy! So I was pushing on this monitor and clicking with both hands! The doctor came back in and said, "Wow she is doing so great! Her heartbeat looks great, we are picking up no contractions. Is this how much she is moving?? Good baby!" I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to listen to that beating and hear the doctor say that at the same time. When she went to examine me, she said she felt Avery's bottom very low, which would explain why I have been hurting so much. She put me on bedrest for the weekend and said to come in Tuesday and speak with my regular doctor, was when my next appointment was to be.
So here I am, relaxing (or trying to) so that I do not cause myself undue pain. Laying down does feel much better. When I walk too long or stay up too long, it really is alot of pressure. The same way I feel when I sit in a chair all day at work (nothing to be done about that!)
So, there is my update! I am glad things are ok and I some much needed reassurance before the weekend came. I am off to watch movies!
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