Baby girl's heart rate did exactly what they wanted it to. So the non-stress test went beautifully. The ultrasound showed that she has plenty of amniotic fluid still.
Monday, I will have the same two tests repeated.
What we did learn is that baby girl is posterior. She is head down, but she is facing upwards. This can sometimes mean that it's harder for my body to go into labor, or to progress. The fact that I've been having contractions for over a week that just give me false hope that labor has started is probably a signal that my body is TRYING to progress, but having trouble because of her position.
It doesn't mean that my body won't eventually go into labor. But it could make it more difficult.
I've been doing exercises for weeks to get her into a good position because my mothering instinct told me she is sunny-side up. So today, I am heading to the chiropractor, then spending most of my day dedicated to doing positioning techniques to get her to turn her little head around.
The good news is that it is totally possible for her to still get into a good position. And the other good news is that once she goes into the right position, labor normally progresses very quickly because my body has been practicing for the last week!
Going to work on getting this baby turned using Spinning Babies techniques. Also going to turn on my hypnosis music and visualize her turning into the correct position.
Thank you so much for all of your awesome support over the last few days, and throughout this pregnancy. I've even gotten some lurkers to post their stories, and I so appreciate knowing more about my readers! I've been a pain in the butt during this waiting game - there's no denying that. Please continue sending positive vibes to me and baby and hopefully we can get this little one out of me!
Suddenly, I have some renewed hope :)