Well today was my first hospital visit. I’ve never had to check into a hospital for anything before. What an experience. I felt like something bad was going to happen with all the prep and paperwork I had to do. Since there was risk of certain things happening, they obviously have to plan for the worst. Anyways, we went in today to get an ECV done to try and move the baby into a head down position. It was a very unpleasant experience to say the least. Had an IV and some medicine to relax my uterus though. Trying to physically move a baby inside my stomach from the outside with bare hands does not feel good. He tried to get him to do a forward somersault, which I thought worked by the feeling of it, but he couldn’t get him to budge. So he tried again, trying to flip him backwards, and still nothing. The good thing about the procedure is it wasn’t very long, but there was no way I could have done it for much longer. So it looks like Baby Snydes wants to stay in that position. I’ve been crampy and having contractions a lot today. Not enough to warrant anything, but quite a bit.
So after all that, we had to schedule a c-section for November 23! I’m very sad about the situation, but actually have a peace about it. I know that God did not allow him to move for a reason and whatever happens is God’s will. I’m definitely ok with God’s will since I know that is better than mine 🙂 And God can still miraculously flip him before that date, so we will see. So this means I will have a baby before Thanksgiving!!! I will even spend Thanksgiving in the hospital. Not what I had hoped for, but it is what it is. I am very sad to get a c-section, but I have to look at the positives in this situation – I have a healthy baby that I get to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The 23rd is the only day that works for mine, my husband’s, and my doctor’s schedule, so I really hope he can hold off till then. I would not be surprised if he came before though. And the good thing is, I’m now pre-registered and learned there is upgraded suites you can get (which we’re so doing)! Ryan was so excited to hear about those 🙂 Oh and I met a great nurse, Jenna, who I hope is there since we’ve already met! She was great!
So overall, my experience was not bad, just not the outcome we had hoped for. Regardless, I’m excited to meet our baby and actually call him something other than Baby Snydes! Here is a few pics of the experience and his cute little outfit that he will wear on Thanksgiving! Mind you it was extremely early in the morning and I’m going off very little sleep.
Funny Fact – He ended up arriving unexpectedly on the 19th of November…weird!