Yes, you read that right, we have a delivery date, and Friday it is! I went to my last perinatologist appointment yesterday and was thankful to receive another good report for both babies from their non-stress tests and biophysical profiles. In the final few minutes of the BPP, the ultrasound technician (Gloria- she's the best!) and I both got a surprise when we realized that Clara had, in fact, flipped over into the head down position.
I was certain that she didn't have room to do so at this point, and it seemed to me that she was more comfortable in a breech position where she didn't have to fight Colby for head space in my pelvis... but apparently I was wrong! I'm sure this will not be the last time that little girl surprises us :)
So the perinatologist came in and asked me when I would be seeing my OB next. I told her I had an appointment scheduled for today (Wednesday), but that his office was in the process of scheduling my delivery date and that I should be hearing back within a few hours. "Oh," she said, "I better go give him a call then!"
A few minutes later, she came back to the exam room and told me that she had my OB on the phone and that he wanted to talk to me. I got on the phone and he said, "So she's head down now, huh? Did you feel her turn?" Funny thing is, I didn't. You would think that in a space that limited, a 5-pound baby doing a 180-degree turn would be noticeable, but I hadn't noticed anything other than the normal wiggling. (Although in hindsight, I did notice a lot more pressure on my bladder/abdomen yesterday morning, but I was blaming her big brother for that one.)
Anyway, he basically left the decision up to me at that point as to whether or not I wanted to move forward with a c-section or attempt to give it a try "the old-fashioned way." As I've told him before, I am not the "birth plan" type and I am not dead set on delivering them any which way, just as long as they came out safely and healthily. In the end, we both agreed that with the concern about her size and the fact that she would be in there the longest of the two waiting to be delivered, a c-section was still probably in everyone's best interest. So that's the route we are planning to go!
Brian and I have instructions to report to the hospital on Friday morning at 9 am, and Colby and Clara should be making their arrival some time before lunch! Thank you for the millionth time for your prayers and support up to this point, and thank you in advance for your prayers as we count down the hours until delivery... stay tuned!
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." - Psalm 9:1