The end of pregnancy is really coming down to the wire. I wish I could say yesterday's 38+ week checkup went great, but unfortunately baby Avery is still breech. I did a lot of crying yesterday, even though I know everything about this outcome is truly out of my hands. I feel better about it this morning, I know I have done (am doing) everything I can to help her turn and come out as naturally as possible. I am trying hard to accept whatever path of delivery comes my way. Yesterday, I was so frustrated and I did a lot of venting about all the research, planning and advocating for myself and a VBAC, just to end up with a breech baby and c-section anyway! I read only about 2% of babies are still breech at 38 weeks, yet its happened to me twice now! After some reflection, today I feel good about standing up for myself and insisting on giving labor a shot. It may not work out for me, but I am proud for giving it a shot. I go back and see an actual doctor (not my midwife) on Monday and talk about our options. Basically, if she is still breech by Thursday March 1 (and if I don't go into active labor before then), I am not going to have a whole lot of choice except accept the repeat c-section. I am still praying hard about it, and I am not going to give up hope yet! This whole process has been frustrating and liberating, all at the same time!! Thankfully, no matter what, we will meet our daughter in 6 days or less, so there's something to seriously look forward to!!
On a lighter, ending note, my sister found the funniest thing and sent it to me. Seeing as how we are about to welcome a third daughter, it seemed appropriate to share! Melissa says we should print these off in triplicate! :)