Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ironing out the Details...


I am one of those people that LOVED being pregnant! I loved EVERY second of it from the positive test result.....to the moment that I headed to the hospital to deliver. (that was when the good stuff stopped...and the pain began)


I decided to go with a midwife for BOTH of my kids! I loved her, PLUS I have a SERIOUS fear of cut skin, and did not want to be pressured into having a c-section if the labor was taking too long.


With Kacey I was induced almost 2 weeks late and had 23 hours of hard core back labor.......and was still given the chance to deliver her naturally. (by naturally...I don't mean I didn't get the epidural.....I FOR SURE got one....I should probably leave out the fact that I am that rare % that it didn't work on!)


With Collin I figured it would go pretty much the same way.....WRONG.


I went on a trip to Disney with our family about a month before my due date....YES NOT SMART! And all of that walking must have made my little man feel the need to do a flip in my belly!


I went to the Dr's only to find that my little guy had flipped breach!!! I was either going to schedule a C-Section date....or schedule a date for an inversion. (I will spare the details of what that is....let's just say it involves a manual flip of the baby). I opted for the inversion!


I made the appt.....and then went home and googled ANYTHING I could find on how on earth to flip this baby at home, WITHOUT the painful inversion process.

I found some info.....and got some tips from a high school friend as well.


let's just say that when my poor husband, Chad, came home from work that night....I had put Kacey to bed early.....and I was laying on an ironing board that was slanted like a slide off of my bed....UPSIDE DOWN!!!!!!!!


I also had my ipod headphones positioned on my lower belly....as well as a flashlight. HA! I still laugh at what on earth Chad must have thought!!!!!!


I FLIPPED THAT LITTLE GUY THAT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I STAYED UPSIDE DOWN ON AND OFF FOR HOURS....WALKED UP STAIRS ABOUT 100X.......PLAYED ALL MY FAVORITE WORKOUT SONGS TO MY BELLY......DID SQUATS.........AND MY LITTLE MAN FLIPPED RIGHT AROUND!!!!!!!


I went in for the inversion the very next day and didn't tell any of the Dr's because I KNEW they would think I was a crazy lady!


They were all in shock when the ultrasound showed him head up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I was scheduled to be induced 2 days later!!!! Two days of me sitting at work holding my belly making sure my little guy didn't flip back around!!!!


I LOVE YOU GOOGLE!!!! AND I LOVE YOU TOO IRONING BOARD. :)

10 comments:

Queen B. said...

yea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A midwife delivered my little girl...( in the hospital ). It really wasn't my choice, but she did a great job.
I had all 4 babies with no meds...not even after.
I would do it the same all over again.

Kasey said...

i love hearing great stories!!

Katie said...

What a cute story!

Rachel said...

You are so adorable pregnant!! I'm glad he flipped for you!!

A.Love said...

your labor with Kacey sounds exactly like mine.
27.5 hours, induced, massive back labor, and an epi that they redid 3 times and didn't work. Epi was the worst part of my delivery.
however, you look fabulous pregnant. NOT shocking.
sure you don't want a third?! ;)

Suzy said...

Ha, what a funny story!

Brandy @ Loving Blakely said...

You are hilarious! What a great story! Made me laugh! I will have to remember that if I have another baby that is bretch!

You were such a cute pregnant person too! Your arms are so stinkin skinny, has were your legs! What's the trick?

Thompson Tales said...

That is a great story...i will pass it along to my daughter to read..she is due in january!!!

LuLu said...

What a great labor story! My daughter was breech when I left Japan for the States to have her and she flipped high in the sky flying for 18 hours... the poor flight attendants thought i was in labor it hurt so bad...but she flipped and I was soooo excited,
LuLu

tara said...

Great story, you showed them, didn't you!!! Glad to hear everything went ok, because honestly the though of manual inversion makes my stomach crawl!