Thursday, February 2, 2012

36week Appointment - Let Faith Arise

I try my best not to worry. I've learned that there is no point in living your life in fear and most things that we worry about don't really happen anyway. With that being said, I have been stressing like crazy that this baby was breech. The placenta is in the front and it is pretty hard to tell which way she is turned. Last night I was pretty positive that I felt her head under my right rib.

On my way to the appointment this morning, I was talking to my mom on the phone about my fear. As she has for the past few weeks, she reassured me and told me not to worry. I hung up with her and was deep in thought and heard the words, "Let Faith Arise" belting out of the radio. I couldn't help but smile and tell God - "Ok, I hear you-take this worry off of my shoulders." - and I immediately felt better.

When I got there I told them my concerns about her being breech and they were feeling around with the doppler trying to get a heartbeat. Two people tried and couldn't get it, but I had just felt her moving so I wasn't worried at all. He sent me across the hall for a quick ultrasound to get the heart rate and check her position.

I almost cried when she put the wand on my belly and we could see that she is indeed head down and ready to go! She also picked up the heartbeat and all looks well. I'm excited to announce that baby is still a girl-phew! :)

The doctor came back in and did the test for GBS and checked my cervix. I'm 3cm dilated and 60% effaced - so this pregnancy seems to be going on the same track as my last two! I can't even express how much more relieved I feel and I'm going to be doing a better job at letting faith arise and remembering to hand my worries over to God.

I don't have a picture from this week yet, but here is a picture from Friday. I was 35 weeks 3 days(I don't have a 35 week sticker).

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24 comments:

Jenny said...

That is great! You look adorable!

Jenny said...

Congrats! You do look gorgeous. I remember that fear- it's the worst feeling in the world. Glad to hear that all is well.

Jennifer Leigh said...

Phew! That is all good news!

Shelly said...

You look so cute! I'm glad that your baby girl is doing well and is in the right position. It's so hard sometimes NOT to worry about your baby; I think it's a natural instinct. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You look wonderful! What a pretty picture!

Emily E. said...

I was really worried about my last being breech because I could feel him flipping around all the time but all the worry was for nothing. You do have to let go and let God about these things!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

YOu look so cute!! What great news!

Nichol said...

Yay that must be so relieving! Look how cute you are:)

The Shopping Mama said...

Yay! Glad you had a good appt. I've been terrified that this baby is breech, too. It was breech at the 20 week u/s - and clearly moves a ton in the second half - but until that it hadn't even occurred to me to worry about it. At my appt today the doc said he thinks baby is head down. Now, it just needs to stay there!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I was terrified, too, that this baby was breech (well, she was until like 34 weeks)...so glad your little girl flipped for you.

(And, see, I'm at 39 weeks, pretty much not effaced at all and not dilated...watch you have her before I do!)

Brandy said...

Oh I am so happy things turned out great. I recently have had a new found faith, never having been raised on religion, I have seen just what praying and having some faith can achieve! Hugs to you for this fabulous news!

Emily said...

That's great news! And congrats on being dialated & effaced already. She'll be here so soon.

Aubrie G. said...

Looking great! Go Mama, go!

BeeBubbaBella said...

First off you look amazing as always! And secondly Praise The Lord that babygirl is head down. I've had 3 external versions (didn't hurt one bit but was amazing to see him turn) because my 4th wouldn't stop flipping =). Prayers for a safe and speedy delivery. And thanks for sharing that song I always sing along when it comes on the radio =)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I know you are relieved! God is good!
BTW, you are sooooo t.i.n.y. I am 30 wks and my bump outstretches your by a mile. :-)

Stephanie said...

Always love it when people share what God is saying to them. I am glad that she has turned and she will be here soon.

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Whew you are doing great.

AP Mommy said...

love! So glad she's head down! Can't believe you're so close!! I also can't believe how long it's been since I've commented on here! Goodness! If I haven't yet said it CONGRATS on your soon to be third little one!

Eileen said...

I know you're a great mommy, but seriously you are a BEAUtiful mommy! Hope you enjoy these last few weeks and keep calm. Such an amazing time for all the moms out there due soon:) God is good! I have two new grandbabies, one 3 months and one just two weeks older. It's so amazing to have seen them grow already. I even got to be present at one of the births (the other came very early and was by c section). What an honor to witness what miracle every life is!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I'm so glad everything is going great! I am a big worrier too...it something I really need to work on! You are getting so close! I can't wait to see pics of your cute new bundle and find out what name you've picked:)

Terri said...

I'm very happy to hear your baby is in the right position and your worries are lifted. You look great!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Isn't it the best when you let go like that. It's truly an instant calm, and I'm so glad that the ultrasound showed she's positioned head down and all signs point to go.

Karrie Hewitt said...

That is wonderful!!

Amy said...

aw, yay! you look adorable!

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