Half Way There - 20 Weeks Pregnant
This time, it's been quite different. I spent many weeks very sick. I still can't bring myself to eat much meat at all. And I still can't shake the yuk of early pregnancy, even now that I'm halfway through.
Today, we got a sneak peak at baby. Like last time, we left the sex a surprise. It was such an incredible reward last time, we wanted to do it again this time. My biggest concern, oddly enough, was the baby's heart. In the past few years, I've followed quite a few blogs, and it seems that several of the bloggers I've always followed, for one reason or another, get pregnant, and then find out they have some kind of heart issue. My thoughts go out to each and every one of them daily. For me, I thought it was some kind of sign. Perhaps a get to know the issues because you are up next kind of thing. So it was quite a relief when they told me that the heart looks healthy.
Of course, the day kept me on my toes, with a sick toddler, juggling a half day teaching at school, and having to make that ultrasound at 3:30...I reminded myself gently, God never gives us more than we can handle.
So I suppose I can handle the latest curveball as well. I know it might sound trivial, but it's a big deal to me. I have been diagnosed with Placenta Previa and put on pelvic rest. What does this mean? Well for one, hopefully it will move in the next 4 months...and I have until early April to see some progress...What could it mean? It could mean potential for cesarean section, my biggest fear.
With Patrick, when my water broke, I should have been doomed..I beat the statistic! My labor wasn't progressing, I needed some help along, but my doctor told me after the fact that most women who end up in my position do end up with a section. I'm glad I did it!
So now what? Please send my placenta some good moving vibes! I want a good shot at having this baby vaginally! I'd love to hear any of your stories about Placenta Previa! In the mean time, let's hope it moves!