I had an appointment with my OB yesterday and I was looking forward to getting his opinion on the latest situation. He did an ultrasound and I told him what was going on and what the other Doctor said etc. I was praying for some good news.
We found out the baby is transverse, so laying sideways, and this can cause a lot of cramping. In other words the small contraction type feelings i've been having are from the baby being sideways and they won't do anything, they are just uncomfortable! He said there is no reason I need to be on bed rest since everything looks good and i'm showing no signs of labour! What? Seriously?? I just went through a whole week of doing NOTHING, having meals made for me, my husband waiting on me hand and foot, and a million people planning to help me in the next couple weeks and now i'm ok? I kind of felt like an idiot for all that but I guess it was better safe than sorry. It's too bad they didn't do an ultrasound IN the hospital before jumping to conclusions.
I am SO SO SO happy! I can live my life again! I can leave my house, or my couch for that matter! He did say to still take it easy and don't do more than I need too, but he doesn't want to see me until 36 weeks and doesn't see a reason why I won't go that far. I'm so excited. I can stop worrying about every single cramp or uncomfortable feeling, questioning if I did to much by showering or getting a glass of water or going up the stairs. I probably would have gone insane by the end of the 5 weeks because this week was hard enough and I probably did way more than I should of on bed rest. I do have 3 kids remember!
Anyways so i'm so relieved and so grateful for all the help and prayers we were given this past week. My mom and sister are still going to come tomorrow and help me get organized. I haven't had much energy so it'll be nice to have some help and company since it's been forever since anyone has came here! I can actually enjoy the visit with them instead of from the couch!
Baby is looking great and measuring right on track to the week and weight is right where it should be, so things look great and I can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy worry free! He isn't worried about the baby not moving since we still have plenty of time, but it definitely isn't very comfortable for me. Oh well, i'll take it over bed rest ANY day! What a huge weight lifted!
I did originally plan a valentines post but this is a little more exciting and all I have time for, so it'll come later.