Charlie, Evie and Ford

Charlie, Evie and Ford

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Breech Legs

Even before he was born, Charlie proved that he plans to be quite the individual. Rather than settling into the usual head-down position in my uterus, Charlie steadfastly stayed in a "frank breech" position, meaning that his head and feet were at the top of my uterus, and his little bottom was at the bottom (see the far right picture below). Now that he's here, we've forgiven him for his stubborn breech-ness, but we do have a constant reminder--his stick straight little legs. Charlie doesn't do the typical "fetal" position with his legs curled up in front of him. Rather, when he gets angry, upset, or even when he's just relaxing, his little legs stick straight up in the air. Everyone who examined him in the hospital asked almost immediately whether he was breech as a result of those straight little legs. It cracks us up and continually reminds us what an eccentric, funny little man we have.
Charlie was "frank breech," as seen below:

Angry breech legs pictured here...

And relaxed breech legs here:
Breech legs are great for sleeping...
Except when they knock you over!

1 comment:

  1. Cutest thing ever!! I love that his legs straight up in the air is relaxing to him. Too funny!! You are such a cutie pie, Charlie. Can't wait to meet you!