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20th November 2007: External Version (aka Baby Back Flips)

Baby's are supposed to come out head first.  PJ had other ideas.  Ultrasound images showed him head up, so in late November we came to the hospital for an "external version".  In this process, the doctor tries to flip the baby around by pushing on the stomach.  Dr. Ahsan had her hands so far into Em's abdomen that I was sure she was going to pull out a chicken spleen ala the Phillipino fake doctors.  Alas, after a good effort PJ didn't budge so we scheduled a cesarean surgery 1 week prior to the calculated due date.

Em in our newly planted garden on the morning before the attempted flip.  The garden across the street belongs to Steven and Martin.  Martin designed our garden (we can never thank him enough) and they now call it their annex.

 

Em and a nurse after the unsuccessful flip attempt.

 

Em and Doctor Ahsan after the flip attempt.  During the procedure the Doctor noted that the baby "was not diminutive".  How right she was.

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