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: