Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tiny breech boy

We had our ultrasound yesterday. I was 32w1d, and my fundal height was around 28.5-29 cm/weeks. The baby measured 30w5d, with a margin of error of 2w3d.

So, he’s within range, just small, which is consistent with what we saw at the 10 and 20 week ultrasounds.

His abdomen and femur measurements were on track, his head measured a little small. The ultrasound tech was confident that this was because (dun dun dun) he’s breech.

Yep, still breech! And apparently they have small heads! Oh the irony of a deliciously small-headed baby that you don’t get to try to push out.

My husband said “But he has plenty of time to turn, right?” and she replied “Maybe!” in a voice that very strongly implied “…but don’t count on it!”

Even my very relaxed, “wait and see” husband said as we were leaving: “We should probably start mentally preparing ourselves for a c-section.”

But, the breech-ness aside, I was relieved to see his measurements and see him wiggling around on the screen.

The reason my fundal height was so off is likely because he is literally curled up into a little ninja ball. Feet by his ears, one arm thrown around his own neck. What if one day he decides to stretch out? THAT will be interesting!

I will get more information at my appointment tomorrow (that’s right folks, three doctor’s appts this week, it’s strangely reminiscent of IVF!). The doctor will tell me what percentile he’s measuring, and how my amniotic fluid levels looked. I plan to ask about the small head thing and more importantly, how long she’s going to give him to flip before she schedules me for a c-section.

It’s getting interesting…


Jesica said...

Have they given you exercises to try turning the baby? There are tons of yoga poses that are supposed to help and also a pressure point on one of your toes I think? Anyway, I hope he turns over the next week or two for you!

Chickenpig said...

He still has time! But I guess it isn't a bad idea to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

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Alex said...

So glad to hear your little guy is doing well! I was afraid of having a c-section, but after going through it, it's really not that bad. And it certainly doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things! Enjoy those peeks at your little guy!!!

TurtleMama said...

Lulu - thanks for the update - so glad he is still measuring within the normal range! I hope he decides to flip around on his own accord, but it's good to be prepared for the alternative delivery route. My sister delivered her breech baby girl last March via C-section and she was just perfect.

justagirl-Krista said...

Great news! My sister was breech and she had such a tiny head. There is still time for him to turn so hope all goes well. I didn't get to comment on your last post but I loved every word about it.

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