I had an OB appointment this week. It was my glucose test and a checkup. Both of my glucose tests have been fine. I always had fruit punch, so it was good. They told me I would hear from them only if there was something bad to report…and there wasn’t anything bad to report, so I passed my glucose test. I had no doubts that I wouldn’t.
At the checkup, I had a moment where the lightbulb went off and everything finally made sense. I found out that Briar is in a transverse lie position. I honestly thought that she may have been due to the fact that I was only feeling her kick or move way down low and on either side of my hip. When the doctor confirmed she was, she pretty much told me that was the reason for all of the pain I have been having; lower back and round ligament pain. I wasn’t happy that she was in a transverse position, but I was happy that I wasn’t crazy for feeling all of these aches and pains that I didn’t have with Raelynn. I was also happy that CrossFit wasn’t causing it because I kept chalking it up to working out. Overall, the doctor wasn’t really concerned at all that she was in this position because there was still plenty of time to move. And I honestly and truly did realize that and comprehend that. I asked her how often she sees transverse lie babies this far along and she told me a lot. So, again, it made me feel better.
Now, onto my negative thoughts. Obviously first thought…C-Section. I get that a C-Section is not the worst thing in the world. As long as I have a healthy baby, that’s all that matters. But, I have experienced a natural, vaginal, uncomplicated birth, and I would like to be able to try that again. If she continues to be in a transverse position, I have to have a C-Section. This is a time where I wish the doctors wouldn’t even tell me what is going on. Ideally, I should have at least 13 more weeks for her to turn. Why even bring it up? Because I am a worrier and I know this is going to consume my thoughts until she turns and then when she hopefully does turn, I am going to be scared to death that she turns back. It’s going to be a never ending cycle until she is actually here.
Because there is still time for the baby to turn, I have not started doing any exercises yet to encourage her to turn. At this point, I’m just scared she would turn back or worse, what if there is reason that she is lying this way? What if I turn her and then something happens? So for now, I am going to wait. I don’t go back to the doctor until December 6th, but we will see how I feel about this situation week to week and then also whenever I go back.
Onto something happier, the same day I had the OB checkup, I got to see my favorite singer for the third time, Machine Gun Kelly. I was really worried about how I was going to feel because it was standing only. I put the kinesio tape on my back and my belly in hopes that would help me and I think it did. The only thing that really hurt was my feet. I probably could have picked a better pair of shoes to wear though. The concert was amazing. Oh, and I guess I should mention that it was mine and Scott’s first date night of the year. It was well needed. We had such a good time. It was something that we enjoyed together which made me/us so happy.
So this was all just one day out of the week. Overall, it was a good day. I’m carrying a healthy baby and I had a good night with my husband. I’ll take that anyday.
Only for the rest of the week to be pure hell. The company I work for is a European company that is French based. All of my big bosses are from France. The French culture and work environment is just completely different than the US. In some ways it’s good, and in some ways it’s bad. This week, I felt the wrath of the bad side. There are some issues at work that have got put on the back burner for a little too long and I basically got my ass handed to me by my French boss. He was here for 3 days and each day was more miserable than the prior day. In a couple of meetings, I was on the verge of tears. I honestly don’t even know how I held them back.
I tell Scott all the time that I was 1000000% meant to be pregnant at this time and period in my life otherwise I would be a raging alcoholic. I have not really wanted a beer until pretty recently, but shit, after the stressful days that I’ve been having, just open up a liquor bottle for me so I can drown my sorrows.
Update on potty training…still going good. We are definitely headed in the right direction. She still needs a constant reminder to go, but that’s okay for now. We are still learning.
CrossFit this week…once….only once and I hated myself. With everything going on at work, I just didn’t have time to make it. It sucked, but at least I went once. I unfortunately can see a bad pattern forming for November. There is just too much going on
Tuesday, November 8
Saddles and Straddles
MetCon – score was 146 reps
1min – Wall Balls
1min – Burpees
1min – Rest
Until next time…
–The Kentucky Momma