I was cut off the internet for the weekend (problems with our internet phone line), but I'm still here...
Yesterday we went to turn Ron at the hospital. We had the best doctor available in Israel (a well known "turner"
), but after trying 4 times he said this baby ain't gonna turn
Nobody knows exactly why, but he's really stuck in there in the breech position. His little butt just won't budge... It was very painful for me, as the doctor applied a lot of pressure directly on my stomach, practically lifting the baby (+ all of my bodily tissues) out of my belly. It still hurts now, but I'm fine. On top of the pain, I was fasting from the night before (no food, no water) and had this IV with some medicine in it that was supposed to relax my uterus muscles and also gave me the shivers and sent my heart racing. Oh, and I had to lie with my body tilted so my head was much lower than my feet...
Can you imagine how lousy I felt? It's a good thing I had hubby by my side, holding my hand and talking me through the whole thing.
Anyways, unless some miracle happens (less than 0.1% chance), little Ron will stay in breech and will be delivered like an emperor in a ceasarian
Not exactly what we were hoping for, but we're trying to look on the bright side. At least it's going to be a very short and painless birth, although I will need lots of help afterwards, as we still want to have full rooming-in and I want to breastfeed.
This also means I'll spend 4-5 days at the hospital, instead of just 2 days, so I'll be away for longer. My plan is to let you all know before I go to the hospitsl and turn on the automatic response to my emails, so I won't just disappear off the face of the internet...
Thank you everyone for all the prayers and good wishes!!! They really helped me and they mean a lot!