Monday, April 14, 2008
I had a check up with Dr. Cunningham, my OB, today. My uterus is measuring several weeks small. This is to be expected since Tres is small for his gestational age, and also the lack of fluid causes me to measure smaller. Tres is breech, which is another not unusual or surprising fact. He isn't expected to turn into a normal, head down position. Since there is no amniotic fluid to give him room to turn, little munchkin is pretty much stuck. We discussed delivery and Tres is most likely going to be delivered vaginally even if he stays breech. Dr C and I have discussed this previously and she knows that I want to avoid a c-section if possible. I have several reasons for this. First and foremost, I know that my time with Tres living is going to be very limited and I don't want the precious few minutes of my baby's life to be spent with me in surgery. She was more than willing to help me achieve the kind of delivery I am hoping for. She has a sensitive nature that is always comforting. And she always finds a way to encourage me, even when we are discussing the bleakest of situations. I left my appointment feeling uplifted instead of upset.