So last Tuesday we had an appointment with our doctor. Kevy was locking the door and I was walking out of the gate when I had a BIG contraction, which caused me to double over and almost fell to the ground had it not been for the car which I caught hold of just in time, it being parked right by the fence.
Kevy quickly came to my aid, and made sure I was okay before starting the car and heading to the hospital. The contraction went away, but that was just the start of some little ones throughout the day.
We didn’t have to wait very long and were called in. As usual I had my weigh in, and was very happy to see my weight had gone up a little bit more, which meant the baby was doing well and growing.
When we saw the doctor, I made sure to mention the contractions so he hooked me up to the ultrasound machine to check on the baby. As expected, it hadn’t turned yet so we chatted about the options I have regarding labor and delivery.
I then had to undress for a cervical check, and the doctor found out I was already dilated! OMG. Of course we were excited (it means the baby is close!) but at the same time, I was feeling a little bit worried since we were hoping I’d be able to have the baby right around the due date.
Apparently I bled easily so the doctor used a lot of gauze, which freaked me a little bit because I kept seeing the bloody gauze he kept throwing into the bin :/ He also the contraption famously known as the duckbill, and beckoned for Kevy to take a look haha I thought that was a little funny, since afterwards when I asked, Kevy said all he saw was a wall! Oh well, he is no doctor :D
Afterwards we got sent to Labor & Delivery (L&D) so they could monitor the baby and my contractions. I was hooked up to the monitor and had to lie there for about an hour before the nurse did another cervical check to see if I had progressed any further. It was not the most comfortable thing to go through, I gotta tell you that.
Since my contractions were sporadic and not regular enough, the nurse said we could go home, but told us to keep an eye on how I felt and to come back as soon as possible should it become a lot worse. The baby’s heart rate was regular, and it was fascinating to note that it would go up whenever it moved. I just loved that we were hearing its little heart beating. I still cannot get over the fact that we are having a little baby soon, it still feels a little surreal every time I think about it, and we are just stoked to meet it soon.
The next few days, I felt kind of miserable, because they baby had been very active and moving a lot. I was feeling rather poorly, so Kevy stayed home on Tuesday after the appointment and only left for Orlando on Wednesday morning for an out-of-state work-related business. I promised to call if anything went wrong, and his 1st Sgt called to make sure I was okay, which was really sweet of her. Luckily, apart from some discomfort, nothing else really happened.
We had a pretty quiet weekend. I had to work on Saturday morning, then we spent the afternoon watching OSU kicking the Rattlesnakes’ butt :D
Later that day, we went to the chiropractor to see if he could help turn the baby around using the Webster technique. Kevy was worried and didn’t want to go through with it, but I was adamant to try everything possible before actually having to go through a Caesarean. I promised him I would say something if it hurt too much.
There are a few chiropractors near our house, so it was a little hard to choose but in the end, I went with one that had good reviews and been in business of 118 years! If they’ve been in business for a long time, then they have to be legit, right?
The appointment went well. I liked the ambiance, and the chiropractor was really nice. He explained what he was going to do which was very comforting, since I like knowing what to expect. I was a little worried it would hurt, but I was kind of looking forward to it because I know the aftereffects were going to be great. I explained why we were there, and told him that I had been experiencing some pain in my lower back area.
First, he asked me to walk down the hall normally then turn around and walk back towards him. Then, I had to walk the hallway and back again on my tippy toes. Next, he asked me to stand with my legs apart then touch my toes, which I must say, I did successfully :D
Next I had to raise my right leg forward, then the left leg. Next, to stand straight and just let my right hand go down my right leg, before letting my left hand go down my left leg. I suppose he just wanted to see if I was doing things correctly, since chiropractors are trained to see where the bones are sitting where they’re supposed to be.
Then he asked me to lean forward onto the chair before lowering it and making sure I was comfortable before he popped my back a couple times. After that I had to turn around and sort of lean back into the chair before he lowered it down. I was then told to put my hands on top of my tummy as he located my round ligament, which he said was very tense. It was probably one of the causes why the baby is breech, as he said the tense round ligament was causing the uterus to be oblong instead of spheric as it should be. This gave the baby less room to move, and causing me to feel so much pain as it kicks and move around.
It hurt a little but I couldn’t help giggling coz it was ticklish. Kevy was chuckling as well watching me giggling like a little girl. The chiropractor thought I was in pain, because he was pressing really hard onto my round ligament, but I assured him I was not.
The whole appointment didn’t take very long. After we were done, I felt amazingly great and told Kevy we should’ve gone earlier! The chiropractor did say we should’ve came in earlier, between 34-36 weeks would be the ideal time to try the Webster technique, but there’s always hope so we’re going back to see him on Monday for another appointment.
I slept very well last night, and this morning felt that my back pains had lessened. The baby moved quite a bit today, but there was none of that miserable feeling I was feeling for the last couple of days, which was great!
Next week will be very busy for us, since we have a few appointments to go to. Hoping to hear some good news in the next couple of days! Not long to go now :D