“It is the East and Juliet is the sun.” — Romeo and Juliet (c 1591) by William Shakespeare
“A breech birth happens when a baby is born bottom first instead of head first. Around 3-5% of pregnant women at term (37-40 weeks pregnant) will have a breech baby.
“Most babies in the breech position are born by caesarean section because it is seen as safer than being born vaginally.”–Wikipedia
Joanna, shown below, was born on her due date.
Dear Friends and Loved Ones
Let us call Juliet, “Juliet.” That will be her name at birth. Right now, the odds are good that Juliet will be born on Saturday by Caesarean section. The prospective baby is healthy (not surprisingly; Juliet is ornery). The prospective mother Joanna Marie, my elder daughter, is healthy and will do well under the knife. So, it is likely that I will become a grandfather on Saturday.
It is also likely that simultaneously Joanna’s water will break and labor pains will begin. Right now. In which case, fait accompli trumps further plans.
Further plans include:
- Joanna continuing to stand on her head
- Beneficial results from the chiropractic pelvic adjustment
- Appointment with physician who specializes in turning around babies while still in their mother’s womb
- Water breakage causing Juliet to swim toward the exit