a trip to the hospital

Kevin and I arrived at the hospital this afternoon and met the nurse and midwife who would be working with us during the external version.

I changed into a hospital gown and immediately started doing pelvic tilts on the ground. Everyone had left the room except for Kevin to give me privacy while changing, so I kept doing the tilts until they came back in the room.

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The ultrasound was set up and we once again announced that we’re being surprised on the baby’s sex. This was the fourth ultrasound I’ve had since the 20-week anatomy scan and I’m always nervous that someone will slip and give away the gender!

Our midwife, Jan, felt around the pelvis area as the ultrasound machine was set up. Her expression quickly changed as she felt around and I couldn’t tell if it was a good or bad thing.

“What do you think?” I asked.

“It feels like a head to me, but let’s just make sure,” she replied.

I could tell she didn’t want to get my hopes up until the ultrasound could confirm position.

“Remember to look away from the screen,” I reminded Kevin. The midwife was placing the ultrasound wand right on the pelvis area and I didn’t want him to catch a glimpse of anything that might give away the gender.

“Oh, he can look,” Jan said. “It’s just the head!”

And there it was – situated perfectly and just where it was supposed to be.

I’ve never been so happy to see a circular shape in my life.

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3 Responses to a trip to the hospital

  1. Melissa Parker says:

    Yay!!! We are so happy for you!!

  2. Erin says:

    Hooray!! I’m glad to hear this and hope that labor kicks off very soon while baby is settled in down there. Mine moved again and has moved back again, so I’m focused now on trying to get this child to engage as much as possible, even though they say second timers don’t usually have babies engaged until labor begins.

  3. Kath says:

    Yay!! What a great ending : )

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