Good News!!

They had to turn him but it was easy. So easy the Dr. is worried he’ll turn back easily but I was glad it wasn’t “really painful” like they kept telling me (over and over until I cried to Josh when they left the room) it would be. They gave me a muscle relaxer that makes you feel like you’re on 20 cups of coffee but doesn’t last very long. They told me when my “toes start to curl from the pain” I can let them know and they can stop. But it didn’t hurt that much. Maybe because I have so much fluid? I just kept breathing and focusing on my relaxation techniques I’ve learned for labor. (The nurse said she was impressed! Yay!)

I think he was head down the last three days though, until sometime last night. His kicks feel just like they did yesterday but not like they did this morning before the turn.

BUT I didn’t have to do a reduction. Normally they’ll measure the biggest pocket at 18-19cm and today the biggest one was 10 cm! The Dr doesn’t know why it would be slowing down. Her guess was that maybe more fluid is getting through his intestines!! That’s what I’m praying for. They said I can call and come in for another reduction whenever I get uncomfortable even if it’s tomorrow but for now we’re just going to wait (We would have done it anyways if they couldn’t turn him to see if that helped or if the Dr. thought it would help him stay in position but she didn’t think so since he’ll just regenerate it in a few days anyways).

The tear in my belly hasn’t hurt for DAYS and it has completely changed my mood to not be in constant pain or intense pain whenever I walk. It started to ache last night and today so if that gets worse I’ll call and go in.

They monitored him for 20 min afterward like they usually do after a reduction just to make sure he handled it well. His heart was going strong and he was kicking all over the place! He might have been a bit pissed about being pushed around lol.

It’s really encouraging to me that he’s fine every time we have to monitor his heart because we’re doing something that could put a “normal” baby into distress. It makes me believe that he has a good strong heart which is a concern with Down syndrome.

Thank you again everyone for your thoughts and prayers! We’ve all made it so far together on this journey! I could not have done it without you with me.

And just incase we’re not FB friends and you haven’t see this yet it’s an awesome short video my husband made:

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9 Responses to Good News!!

  1. Josh says:

    Whoever directed that video is a cinematic genius!

  2. Amanda says:

    lol Babe….so true.

  3. Andrea says:

    Oh, Amanda! It is lovely to hear so many positive things! I am really glad he turned easily and didn’t cause you too much pain, and that the tear in your tummy seems to be healing well. Imagine a pain free and somewhat comfortable existence for a little while! *hug* you deserve the break.

  4. Shelby says:

    I was moved Josh truly moved lol Amanda hunny as always I am so proud of how strong you are in all of this. I hope my selfish little prayer I told you about comes true, I feel God can even make deals sometimes too… I hope. I will see you later tonight but either way just know I love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much that there isn’t enough room for all the o’s if I were to really go into it lol

  5. Amber says:

    YEAH!! What great news! Glad you aren’t in so much pain! Levi is a strong little bugger from the get go huh! Just like his Mama! You are such an amazing mom! I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!

  6. Phyllis Koenig says:

    That is so great! Praying that he doesn’t do somersaults in there! And I’m so glad your are not in so much pain!

  7. Sandie Higley says:

    How wonderful! You were in our hearts during that time. Question, Amanda: is there a reason that they aren’t going to do a C-section? It seems like with the potential health issues of the baby and all you have gone through, they would want the birth to be in as controlled an environment as possible. But if they are turning him, they must want you to have him naturally. We are just wondering if they ever commented on this?

  8. Amanda says:

    Hey Sandy! I was actually hoping to write a blog post about this today! But basically it’s because I want a natural birth so my Dr. is being really respectful of that but keeping me up to date on the risks.

  9. Pro says:

    Love the video – I dunno how I missed this when you posted it the other day. So glad to hear things went well – I was worried. Okay, and a *little* excited if it meant he was coming 🙂 I am still in awe of how you are handling this. I’m sure there are a lot of stressful moments that even I don’t know about…but you amaze me on a daily basis, Manda. So relieved that things (finally) seem to be getting easier. It’s about time! lol

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