Hi friends! Thank you so much for all the awesome tips on what to pack in my hospital bag on yesterday’s 36 week pregnancy update post! I need to hit the store this weekend to grab a few more essentials like some cozy button up PJs and a nursing nightgown, but otherwise I think I should be all set!
I kicked off my Friday with a workout date – my favorite way to start the day. 🙂
Chelsea and I hit up our recent fave, Bodymass Gym, via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $40 off). I’m not sure how many more classes I’ll be able to do as I get closer and closer to my due date, so I am soaking these up while I can! The bump is definitely getting large and in charge now, but so far workouts still feel fine with modifications!
I threw together a quick breakfast when I got home – toast with almond butter and some delicious blackberries plus scrambled eggs with feta. And a whole milk single shot latte!
I had my 36 week check up at the doctor yesterday – the good news is that the baby looks great, the bad news is that she is still hanging out head up – right now she’s in what’s called a “Frank breech” position where she’s basically in a pike. So her butt is down in my pelvis area, and her legs are straight up by her head, which is under my ribs (no wonder I feel lots of pressure around there – lots going on). Not ideal, and the doctor said if she doesn’t move they are going to schedule a planned C section (likely at 39 weeks – whoa that’s soon). Clearly a scheduled C section isn’t how I envisioned this playing out, but if that’s what needs to happen for the baby to arrive safely, then we’ll go for it! I’m meeting with a doctor on Monday that my OB referred me to to see if I’m a candidate for a turning procedure – basically, they manually move the baby (from the outside, using an ultrasound to guide them) into position. I don’t know if I’ll be a candidate or not (it depends on how big the baby is, how much space she still has in there, her exact position, my body, etc.), and it’s also apparently a little risky and super painful, so we’ll see if I go forward with it either way. In the meantime, I’m still meeting with my prenatal chiro to see if we can more gently move her into place. Any tips on ways to naturally encourage your baby to move into position?! Or, tips from those of you who ended up having scheduled C sections on things to be prepared for in the case that’s where things end up for us?
Have a nice weekend guys – see you back here Monday! We’ll be running around finishing up the last of the baby room stuff, packing the hospital bag, etc! And making some time for fun, too, don’t worry. 🙂 Everything is suddenly starting to feel so real now in terms of the baby actually coming soon – ahh!!