Ooof. I was up from 3:00-5:30 this morning, unable to sleep. Never fun. But I did find out that the firmer mattress in the guest bedroom seems to work better for me these days than our bed upstairs, which is great to know. I seem to have entered into a stage where I'm always kind of sore/stiff in the hips? Sore when I'm on my feet for long, sore when I've been sitting for ~10 minutes, sore when I get up off the couch/out of bed. I get some relief from the exercise ball and have actually moved myself back to the hard dining room chairs for work, which I found uncomfortable earlier in the pregnancy. Something's telling me that it's time to get serious about posture, and that this will help.
I spent the weekend with a huge pain in the ass, literally.. piriformis muscle, I guess? It felt like a bad pull to my right glute, and made anything that involved rotating or lifting my right leg pretty unpleasant. Sure enough, when I went into the chiro yesterday my left hip was way off, so the muscles on the right had apparently been trying to make up for it. But can I just say: ouch!
help007, I agree with MamanFrancaise- if you're feeling this strongly about it, it might be worth doing the U/S. It could relax you, or conversely, help you make a plan if the results show your intuition is right.
MamanFrancaise, I always love your no-BS approach to things. I have no desire to practice for labor, either vocally or by subjecting myself to unnecessary pain. I get the thinking behind it and don't think there's anything wrong with doing it, but for me I kind of feel like there are certain things you can't really prepare for. Other parts of our labor plan, sure- like whether my husband will remember how to do the massage/pressure points in a way that doesn't make me want to smack him. We can practice that extensively. ;)
Ava's Mama, I'm kind of hung up on positioning too, and wish I weren't. I feel so relaxed about some things, but in my case I can totally see how neurotic I'm being about this, especially when it's still early. My mw was also unsure at our last appointment. I know I should just give the baby the next month or so to figure it out on her own, and that it's going to be easier to tell as she gets bigger, but still I keep poking and prodding the poor kid. (Doesn't help, either, to read posts from people whose babies never turned despite all the chiro/spinning babies/etc.. I guess this is one of those things where we do our best but also take a deep breath and accept that sometimes it's out of our hands. But hey, there are those 41-week flippers too, so you never know!)