I can not describe to you the sense of peace I have right now. I feel like such a strong woman b/c I have listened to my intuition throughout this pregnancy no matter what anyone has said or thought. I have only cared about my feelings and thoughts and of course my baby. I knew today that I needed a sonogram. I didn't know exactly why, but I told my husband I didn't think it was a bad thing, but would be good. He was worried.
So, the "unofficial" results of the sono...Baby is GREAT! Fluid levels are good, placenta is up high away from previous c/s scars, baby is head down, heartbeat is good...I knew all that, right? So...
Why do I think my intuition told me to go in? Few reasons...the 1st is so I could confirm why I thought baby hasn't come yet. When I was praying, what came to me was "malposition". Well, baby is head down, but not anterior or posterior. He/she is looking to the side and flips back and forth. Also, the EDD by the sonogram is...get this...October 21st!
My due date for LMP is Sept. 12th! THE BABY JUST ISN'T READY! What a blessing in disguise. I can use this sonogram in my favor (for once...a sonogram in the mama and baby's favor!) to keep my back up care. Since my home birth midwife dropped me I can plan my UC and have back up care and they can't freak out on me b/c 'woops i was off on my dates according to your
This due date business is ridiculous. I obvioulsy ovulated late, I think, but I do know that is the month I got pregnant, so even so I am "post dates" according to those that care about due dates. My baby needs to cook longer. Period. She or he is small and needs time. Can you imagine if I was not a mama of faith and intuition and let an OB do my care and 'take' this baby at 38-40 weeks?
My baby would NOT have been ready and would've ended up in NICU and worse!
So, my baby needs more time. I am obviously having prodomal labor (sp)I can now truly relax b/c I now know what my intuition was telling me is right. My family can chill...no more fears around me. I can keep back up care w/o them forcing a c/s while I still plan my UC (which is what I wanted my whole pregnancy anyways).
So, mamas....ALWAYS listen to your intuition. I did and instead of us all freaking out at why baby is not coming we can relax and know that MY BODY DOES WORK...MY BABY JUST NEEDS MORE TIME!
BTW...we held strong in not finding out the sex
So I am here and continuing to gestate in peace and give baby time. I hope that real labor kicks in soon, but am continuing to listen to my
spirit! I will keep you posted. Hopefully with the contractions I was having and losing my mucous plug I'll have babe earthside with me soon!