Evangeline is a superstar…and also that is not my butt you are rubbing.

Evangeline was done her first biophysical profile today in 5 minutes. She got an 8/8 in 5 minutes. She is allowed 30.
First thing she did as I lay on the table was punch my bladder or so I though, then kick the ultrasound wand, then roll side to side, so all her required movements, big and small were done, just like that. They looked at her chest rise and fall and said it’s so wonderful she is practicing her breathing so much already, her kidneys are great and the flow of blood through the umbilical is strong and clear. In other words she rocks and she has hair.

However. She is also an acrobat. I know I felt strong and painful movements this past week, but the freaking child has turned breach again….footling breach. She was head down last week. That giant bump I have been poking that keeps morphing out of my right side is her damn head not her butt. The lady said don’t panic, there is just a good a chance next week she will be head down again since she is so active, but if she is not turned by 36 weeks, we have to plan for a c-section delivery. I said I could care less really, I hugely preffer a vaginal delivery, but if she cries when she is born she can come anyway she wants.

So that is the latest and greatest Evangeline scoop. This one is gonna be a wild one, she not a laid back child haha.
So happy to see her thriving on that screen that I almost started bawling, the nurse was amazing and very empathic with how hard this is for me to go through.

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 17, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. yep, i’ve got one of those wiggle worms now too – helps keep us sane, although it may cause other problems! well, she still has time for another somersault.

  2. Whoo hoo!!!! Passing with flying colors = πŸ˜€

    • woo hoo indeed. Now if I can just get her head down. The last couple of days she is transverse breach, head poking out on my right side and feet kicking me on the right side..and it’s a tight squeeze, so I don’t why she insists, it hurts me she would have so much more room in the up and down possition. Silly child. More awkward poses for me to convince her haha.

  3. Aww I am so happy for you I really am and I am so waiting for this little girl to come.

  4. When does she come out?!?!?!?

  5. thank goodness for nice nurses/techs etc. you of all people know how much that can make a difference in your experience.
    Told you she’s a wild one. This is nothing. You have years of wildness to get through!! she’s not going to be an easy kid to keep up with!
    I can’t WAIT to meet her! πŸ™‚ I’m going to start planning my trip early in the new year….:)

  6. Yay for an active, healthy baby!!
    When Charlotte was born, I remember being amazed that she *was* breathing, that she could blink and move and cry, as if babies weren’t ever *meant* to do those things! It’s as if my experience with Abby changed the way I think how birth is supposed to be. Crazy, I know.
    It will be such an amazing moment when you see and hear Evangeline on the outside!

    • I know. It almost scares me. I am in a constant battle with myself, waiting for the other shoe to drop and then in the next breath yelling internally at myself to stop that and be possitive.

    • You and I both. Today is the first time I FREAKED out and wished I had a doppler with me to check her out in the washroom. I was at the hospital an hour early and was having an OJ and thought it was weird she wouldn’t move, I got so anxious, I almost cried when she kicked me 3x in the waiting room I was so relieved.

  7. what a mover and a shaker! i hope she turns back head down. i know as long as she is healthy it doesn’t matter how she comes out, but i hope you don’t have to worry about her being breech either. it would be nice to just be able to care for a newborn without recovering from a c/s as well! have you been here? i started using their posture tips around the 30-32 week point and m got pretty firmly head-down. she tried her best to flip back but she got too big. phew!
    so evangeline, i hope you go back to being head-down so that you at least have the chance to come out vaginally. but even if you don’t i hope the first thing you do after you are born is squawk your guts out and turn nice and pink!

    • Oh for sure, I already have an episiotomy scar, would preffer not to add a section scar to that mix, so I hope she get’s down again. I will do what I can to make sure she does.
      If this is any indication her personality, I am going to one ultra exausted mama.

      • i hope she does too. fingers crossed! but honestly i love your way of looking at it… it’s like, you know what, it would be good for her to flip down, you can only do so much, and at the end of the day since you have no control over it, it really doesn’t matter even one tiny bit as much as bringing home a healthy baby.
        she sounds so much like maya did in the womb. she was SO energetic in utero and is still very energetic now. it really takes so much creativity and energy to keep her occupied and happy! it is EXHAUSTING. i mean obviously i love her and her personality and just the way she is, but oh MAN is she a little firecracker. i am a very low-energy type person, so it has been interesting. πŸ˜‰

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