I finally finished the baby blanket I've been knitting. Perhaps (please?) just in the nick of time. It's a lovely deep green color (Knitpicks' jalapeno).
Later, I'm hoping we can pray the famous St. Patrick's Breastplate prayer, from which you might recognize these lines:
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
When I was younger, I would go all out on St. Patrick's Day, and deck myself out in green and shamrocks. My heritage is more than 50% Irish, which is something I'm fairly proud of. But today, I am ashamed to admit, I accidentally found myself wearing orange :-(
(In my defense, the orange top is one of the few I have left that doesn't leave my big bare belly popping out the bottom.)
I'm starting to feel a little nervous about my labor. The baby is due on the 25th, but the other two were born about a week early. I had been pretty much expecting the same this time around. But recently, I've had EVERYONE and her mother (ha - literally), reminding me that "third child is the wild card!!" with a big smile on her face. Each of the midwives in the practice, as well as anyone I know who has three or more kids has said this to me. Great.
Plus, this baby is not facing the right way!! He's head-down, thank goodness, but he's looking towards my front instead of my back (the "posterior position"). According to what I've read, this can mean a longer pregnancy, longer labor, and more chances for interventions. Gah! I have visions of going two weeks past my due date, being in labor for 24 hours, and ending up with a C-section. I might be kinda a pessimist.
I've been trying to do inversions to help the baby turn the right way, but so far, no luck. I feel like I'm running out of time here! Any ideas for what else might coax him to turn?
Has anyone else had experience with a posterior baby and natural childbirth?