I just had my midwife appointement and confirmed what I thought had happened earlier this week....baby flipped over and is now looking like a frank breach. (I completely felt it happen tuesday night...such a weird sensation!)
We have an U/S tomorrow morning to confirm the position and get a better idea as to what the options are at this point. Midwife still wants me to come in in the afternoon to see if we can turn him, but she is very open and honest that it doesn`t look like we have a good chance of getting that done since he`s pretty engaged already.
With my history of having had an easy and smooth labor and birth last time, I`m apparently a good candidate for a breech delivery, and the hospital where I`m scheduled to go to is apparently one of the top in the province for that kind of birth. But to be honest, I feel like at this point I am just so tired, both physically and mentally, that I`m just leaning towards the "easy" route and schedule a elective c-section.
But on the flip side, I feel like this is the easy way out and that I`m "cheating" by going that route. I`m strong, healthy and usually up for challenges. Why not this time? I can`t help but feel that having learned this 2-3 weeks ago, with time to mentally and physically prepare, none of this would have phased me. But now my plan for another smooth easy birth has just been thrown out of the door and I don`t have the strenght to flip around (ha! ha! no pun intended!!) and deal with plan B.
Anyway, thanks for listening! This was more a vent that anything else! Like I said, the midwife just left 10 minutes ago, and all this is so new that I really just need to get my thoughts down and organised.