Thursday, March 1, 2012

Baby update!

(pics are at 18 weeks)

Ok, so where do I start?

I had a bleeding episode two weeks ago? I don't know exactly. It was on a Sunday night.

I talked to my doctor on Wednesday? and she sent me to the hospital here in Berryville for an ultrasound, just to make sure everything was ok.

The baby looked PERFECT. Everything measured as it was supposed to and we are pretty dang sure it's a girl! Pretty exciting if you ask me. The u/s tech kept looking and looking to see if she could find any boy parts, but we couldn't see anything, so she was pretty confident (and so am I) that it's a girl.

She checked to see if she could tell where the bleeding was coming from and she said it was more than likely from the placenta sitting so low.

I talked to my doctor later that day and she said that I have something called Placenta Previa, meaning my placenta sits low and can cause bleeding.

So, not a major issue, because the placenta CAN move up when everything else starts to move, but if it DOESN'T I will have to have a c-section.

She said there is a GOOD chance it will move because it's not TOO bad, marginal is the word she used, so I'm confident that I'll still be able to have a vaginal birth. At least, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that's how it'll work out.

She still wanted to see me, so I went in to my regular appointment on Friday (of last week). I weighed in at 158lbs. Apparently my scale here at home is way off, so I really don't know what I started at. Probably 150 or so.

BP wasn't too bad. Belly measured right on track. Baby's heartbeat was nice and strong.

I had some labs done, but chose not to do the down syndrome testing, since the u/s looked great and I am at a low risk of anything being wrong with the baby. Unneccesary testing, IMO (and Tyler's).

I go back in a month for my regular OB appt. Next u/s is at 28 weeks to check on the previa again (and hopefully see that she's still a girl!)

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