【美队】【春节PK】原创烤面包稿:How Many Ways to Turn a Baby?

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How Many Ways to Turn a Baby?
 

One day in August 2008, about two months before my due date, I found out that the baby I was carrying was breech. As many of you may know, having a breech baby means having a c-section, which is a major surgery. Immediately after coming back from the doctor’s office, I googled how to turn a breech baby. You would be amazed at how many ways you can find on the web. Now I can still fondly remember the many ways I tried.

 
Moxibustion: I don’t know the theory behind it, but what you are supposed to do is burn a Moxa stick like this and put it next to the pregnant woman’s little toes for 20 minutes every day.

We bought these sticks from a Chinese pharmacy and started burning them. After doing it for the first time, as instructed, we stuck them in the dirt in the patio outside of our apartment. Moxa sticks are very difficult to put out.  After half an hour, there was still smoke coming out. Then there was a knock on the door. Our neighbor, very concerned, asked, “is everything OK? Is there a fire?”.  We were living in an apartment building in the valley that summer, and our landlord was a very strict lady. We didn’t want any trouble, so that basically was the end of that effort.

 
Remember the heat wave in 2008? There was a streak of 17 straight days with temperatures over 100 degrees in the valley. So I was very happy to find out there is another way of turning a breech baby that involves the swimming pool instead of burning Moxa sticks. It was headstand in the water.(note: this picture is from the web, not mine, haha)

I started learning how to do a headstand in the swimming pool just outside of our apartment. Eight months pregnant! But after doing it every day for about 3 weeks, the baby still didn’t turn. The weather got chilly and I started looking for other ways to turn the baby.

 


My hu*****and had a coworker who is a healer. When he heard that our baby was breech, he offered to help turn the baby at our baby shower. He told me he could talk to the baby during the baby shower, without even touching me or doing anything. I could just ignore him. During the baby shower, I did feel that the baby was moving a little bit more than normal, but again, she didn’t turn. The active moving of my baby could very well have been because I ate a piece of cake at the baby shower.


Other ways we tried to turn the baby included using flashlight or music to attract the baby’s attention. Nothing worked to turn the baby. For our second baby, we decided early on to have a repeated C-Section to avoid potential risks. But the ironic thing was that my son was never breech in the first place. Maybe all the ways I tried to turn the baby finally worked, it just took them two years to work, and on a different baby.


I tried so hard to turn the baby but I was not prepared that my baby was going to turn my world upside down. Now looking back, does it matter whether the baby turned or not? Not really, because I am healthy enough to run my first half-marathon just this past weekend. My babies are happy and healthy like this.


If you ask me, how many ways to turn a breech baby? I would tell you: too many ways, and nothing works. But if you ask me how many ways are there to turn two babies into two happy and healthy toddlers? I would tell you, there is only one way: Love them.

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A great one. Yes, the only way is love ! -rockcurrent- 给 rockcurrent 发送悄悄话 rockcurrent 的博客首页 rockcurrent 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 19:48:40

Thanks, RC. 可以用多个作品参加PK,都算分吧?正酝酿配音中。。。 -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 20:06:30

very interesting -bmdn- 给 bmdn 发送悄悄话 bmdn 的个人群组 (221 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 19:49:12

Thanks, DN. I don't know. -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (307 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 20:13:02

Everyone need love and everyone may give love。 The world -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (350 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 20:22:11

哈哈,美风,我后来加了注,那个照片是网上找的,不是我。 -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 20:45:54

哈哈,我判断怎么总是失误。谢谢澄清!:) -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/05/2013 postreply 22:44:35

赶快,等着你给我们美队出节目,加分了哈! -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 07:35:31

What a wonderful job you have been doing. Cool! -AspenL- 给 AspenL 发送悄悄话 AspenL 的博客首页 AspenL 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 02:33:53

谢谢Aspen!最近不忙能常冒泡了? -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 07:30:37

恩那。 -AspenL- 给 AspenL 发送悄悄话 AspenL 的博客首页 AspenL 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 15:55:18

谢谢小蔓!这个是以前写的,CC#8 visual aids -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (104 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 07:34:09

以前写的?贴过吗?重贴的不算:D 要鲜出炉的! -rockcurrent- 给 rockcurrent 发送悄悄话 rockcurrent 的博客首页 rockcurrent 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 09:57:02

one more way to turn a baby -Marauders- 给 Marauders 发送悄悄话 Marauders 的个人群组 (181 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 08:00:44

curious -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (19 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 08:59:25

I think so, MF, this time your judgement is right. :) -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 09:01:24

En, just listened to his reading again, he IS big S。:) -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (61 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 18:47:14

same here a. But he is always so mysterious(or pretend to be), -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (51 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 18:58:37

though I don't know the technical terms your technician used -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (528 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 09:00:34

Nice article,cute kids & happy family. -紫君- 给 紫君 发送悄悄话 紫君 的博客首页 紫君 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 09:40:04

谢谢紫儿! -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 18:47:51

Nice one! Sis. -NewVoice- 给 NewVoice 发送悄悄话 NewVoice 的博客首页 NewVoice 的个人群组 (778 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 11:26:32

I was doing it in the swimming pool -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (371 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 18:51:05

Handstand is cool, handspring who can do -走马读人- 给 走马读人 发送悄悄话 走马读人 的博客首页 走马读人 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 14:26:54

我想说一个hand打头的词,但是有点黄,还是不说了,哈哈。 -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 18:52:59

Beautiful and fun, love them, upside down, in-and-out! Xoxoxo, s -京燕花园- 给 京燕花园 发送悄悄话 京燕花园 的博客首页 京燕花园 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 19:52:55

thanks, Sis! All the best to you too! -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:16:47

好像有一种方法是每天从地上捡黄豆。 -ntotl- 给 ntotl 发送悄悄话 ntotl 的博客首页 ntotl 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:05:32

哈哈,永学哥真博学! -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (109 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:15:53

我家LD当年也是胎位不正,最后只好破腹产。 -ntotl- 给 ntotl 发送悄悄话 ntotl 的博客首页 ntotl 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:19:20

no wonder you know so much about this. 和永学嫂子握握爪! -非文学青年- 给 非文学青年 发送悄悄话 非文学青年 的博客首页 非文学青年 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:24:32

Ding -hammerheadshark- 给 hammerheadshark 发送悄悄话 hammerheadshark 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/06/2013 postreply 21:46:23

以为拿倒立的是你呢 :-) -yingyudidida- 给 yingyudidida 发送悄悄话 yingyudidida 的博客首页 yingyudidida 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 02/07/2013 postreply 14:19:05

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