Well, I went in for my non-stress test today and other than being the patient who fell through the cracks (I was there for over 3 hours - mostly waiting), it was an awesome appointment! I asked Dr. Mauldin if by feeling my belly, she could tell whether or not the baby was still breech. She felt around and said it still seemed like he was breech. Boo. (The NST tech had previously given me some hope based on where his heartbeat was, so I was hoping for a different answer.) But then she wanted to double check so she ran and grabbed an ultrasound machine. Sure enough, he turned! Baby boy is head down and in the perfect position for a VBAC! Dr. Mauldin just kept saying, "No way! No way!" So we went ahead and scheduled an INDUCTION on Monday, October 8th which will be at the beginning of the 38th week of pregnancy. Having had 2 other vaginal deliveries is a good indicator that I can have another one, as long as the baby fits, which is why they are scheduling a little early to see if they can get ahead of some of the weight gain the baby might have. All of my other babies were delivered at 39 weeks (and still quite large!), so that is also favorable! All that to say, THINGS LOOK FAVORABLE FOR AN INDUCTION!!!!!!
Now, I know babies can flip around a lot, and can do so late in the pregnancy. I don't think that it is any coincidence though, that our whole church family prayed for us yesterday in the service. Last Thursday, the baby was breech. Today he is not. In between those two events (and before and after) was a lot of prayer. So we will just keep praying! We are praying he stays in the right position (Dr. said that was likely), that my body is receptive to induction at 38 weeks (this is the biggest prayer request), that the baby won't get stuck, and that everyone is healthy and whole. Thanks for your prayers!
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