So the ultrasound this morning was interesting. We learned three things:
My placenta has moved higher, and it's not blocking the cervix anymore. Yay!
The baby is currently in a frank breech position (hey, that's a good name for a boy!). His butt is facing downward, and his legs are up by his head. That doesn't sound too comfortable, but I guess babies are flexible. I'm not sure if I need to actively start trying to turn him around (there are all sorts of unusual methods described online!), or if there's a pretty good chance he'll flip before birth. I won't do anything before talking to my doctor. Luckily, our next appointment is on Tuesday.
Because of his funny position, we didn't get any good views of his face or profile (but we did get visual re-confirmation that he is a boy). Oh well, we'll see him soon enough.
Mr. Frank Breech is huge for his age! He's supposed to weigh 3-4 lbs at 32 weeks, but based on the measurements the ultrasound tech made, he weighs about 5 lb, 5 oz (equivalent to 34.5 weeks gestation). Wow, baby, I haven't been eating that much! It's better than him being underweight, but he's big enough that it merits some attention, apparently. So we'll be discussing that with the doctor next week as well.
I spent a little time reading about both findings online. It sounds like these could be cause for a C-section or early birth via induction, both of which I'd like to avoid if possible. But I'm trying not to worry about it. My boss told me that when she was pregnant, there were multiple times when her doctor predicted she might need a C-section, but everything resolved before birth. I think this baby knows what he's doing.