a) They could try to turn the baby around right then, which could be very painful and possibly cause stress to the baby.
b) Wait the weekend out and come up with a decision and possibly turn the baby sometime the next week... because you know, we had 2 weeks left. ;)
c) Not do anything to try and turn him and schedule a c-section.
Well, I didn't want a c-section, but I was also terrified of trying to get the baby to turn, so we talked about it briefly and decided to wait the weekend out and decide.
I called my Mom and told her and she immediately started to research all kinds of ways that you could try to get the baby to turn on it's own... there were certain positions you could lay, kind of like yoga I suppose, which I felt silly but tried anyway. And then there was the chiropractor. She made an appointment right away, and dropped me off. I told her I would just walk home from the appointment because walking was supposed to be good for me and it was only a few blocks.
I remember it seeming like a lot longer than that though, and when I went to my parents house to rest, I had a pain in my side, thinking nothing of it, since I had just been walking. Then it happened again... and then not too much longer another. My Mom told me I could be in labor but I think I was in denial. My Dad also seemed concerned, and they thought I should stay there until my husband got home from work so I wouldn't be alone. I don't remember if I went home right away or waited... but the contractions did turn out to be early stages of labor. We called the on call nurse, because of course it was after hours on a Friday when every medical emergency seems to happen of course. She said to keep timing them and when they got close enough to come in and be admitted to have a c-section.
Somehow, I wasn't that nervous, just excited to see our baby. We got take out food from Applebees, and then relaxed at home, knowing the next day our lives would be completely different. I went to bed, knowing it might be the last chance I might get a good nights sleep for a while and somehow I slept through the night without really waking up at all. I think I was exhausted from the days activities, and I had also worked a 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift that day at work so I was ready to sleep. I guess I figured if I was in real labor, I would wake up. I am not sure my husband slept so well...
We loaded up into the car and on the way to Wichita the contractions started to get stronger and closer and my husband getting more nervous and going a bit faster than normal.
This is a picture between contractions, when I looked happy and not in pain.