Monday, December 5, 2011

Another To Add To the List

Right after my work holiday party on Friday, I noticed I had a missed call from my ob. It's usually never good when you get a call from your doctor, so I immediately listened to the voicemail. She went on to tell me that she had read the ultrasound notes and everything looked a-ok with the baby, BUT (there's always a but) not so much for the placenta.

I have a low lying placenta covering the opening to the cervix which means a few things:

1) Probable bleeding during the during the second or third trimester, if so, I'll have to be on bedrest
2) I will probably have to have a c-section
3) I am at risk for early labor which can lead to all sorts of complications

I've been told, though, that most placenta previa cases that are seen during the 20-week scan are resolved by the third trimester. The uterus grows/stretches and the placenta shifts upward from the cervix. I'm hoping that this happens to me.

Right now there's not much I can do, so I'm not that worried. I'll just have to wait until I'm rescanned at week 28 and hopefully (fingers crossed), the placenta will have moved. So far I haven't had any spotting or bleeding and I'm hoping that it stays that way. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bucking the Trend?

So, Doc is one of three sons and each of his brothers has 2 boys. Coming from a Korean family, we have hit the jackpot since boys are highly, highly valued. But, sometimes there's too much of a good thing and there's been a lot of secret hoping that our little one would be a girl.

Well, we got the news yesterday and it's a boy! There's no denying it...we have a perfect shot of his little pee-pee and it's definitely a boy. So, it looks like we won't be bucking the trend.

I am so dang happy! Every time I think of the little one, I just feel so fortunate and happy and blessed. It's been an amazing journey that's just begun.