Monday, August 30, 2010

belated 29 week post and Ultrasound update

Good morning! 
This is a super belated post for 29 because as of this Wednesday my friends, I am heading into the 30's! It's my 30th week and I'm so happy we're in the homestretch and I'm so proud of Sprout for the progress s/he is making by growing strong and kicking Mama right left and center all the time! 

Here's what happened last week - wait a sec, I can barely what happened a few days ago - let alone a week! LOL Nothing really exciting to report - hubby and I decided to make the switch - in rooms that is. We had always designated the smallest room to be the nursery but when we looked at the crib mattress on the floor, and mentally made note of the furniture coming in - there would have been no room for a rocking chair/glider, and more importantly, no room to 'play' once Sprout gets bigger on the rug that we wanted in the middle of the room. 

So we decided to make the small room the guest room, and the guest room, the nursery and I LOVE that we decided to do that because Sprout's room is going to be so much more roomy (by still cozy) and since I'll be spending a lot of time in there - I won't feel like I'm in a closet! 

Hubby hopped right on it and dissembled the guest bed, furniture, etc. and made the move on Saturday while I read on the porch with some watermelon and plain chips (don't ask). I felt so useless but my sciatic nerve was acting up again this weekend and I was in so much pain, and even if I was fine, hubby would not let me help whatsoever. O-k if you say so :)) 


Saturday morning was also our check up ultrasound to take a look at the placenta situation.  I must admit I hadn't really panicked about this at all, but it was a concern to me nonetheless because I didn't want my choices to be limited when it came to writing my birth plan.  Just a recap, if the placenta hadn't moved or become completely placenta previa, there would be no way I could do a vaginal birth. So it was with a prayerful heart that I went into the ultrasound room - hoping for a change in the situation since the 18 week diagnosis.  


The ultrasound was actually quite long, the technician looked at everything - and I mean everything - including blood flow to the brain, to the organs, measurements of all the organs etc.  She was really nice and talked to me most of the way through - but I hate when they get quiet and I can't see what's happening.  I know they're just focusing on their job but it's torturous! 
Hubby was also sitting quietly behind her and I couldn't see his face so I was just waiting for something! (little did I know that he was video taping the whole appt on his blackberry, b/c he knew I couldn't see a thing LOL - good hubbs!) 


Finally I got to see Sprout when she swung the monitor around at the end - s/he is so big now and definitely looks like a baby you could hold and cuddle - so amazing! The great news is that the marginal placenta is now up and right where is should be - so no issue with a vaginal birth and even the small fibroid I had is non-existent! Praise God! I truly feel so blessed and I can't wait to begin the countdown ladies! 


Here is my sweet baby at 29 wks 3 days: 




 

12 comments:

  1. So glad to hear it! I've been praying for you (and specifically your placenta), so what an amazing answer to prayer! And no fibroid either--bonus! Beautiful picture! Now that I'm at 36 weeks, I miss seeing the profile pictures like that--our Baby Girl is just getting too big! Hang in there!

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  2. Sprout is adorable! When I went in at 28 weeks they said that it was probably the last time I would get a photo of the boys since they would be too big next time. It's all going by so fast.

    I'm so happy to hear that your placenta moved! Yay!!

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  3. Lil sprout is looking so cute!! When s/he is here you will have to compare profile pictures!! Keep it up and post some nursery pictures if you have time!

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  4. So happy the placenta issue has worked itself out! Love the u/s pic!

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  5. That is such great news! So happy everything is going so well for you! Not to much longer now!!

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  6. You have such a cooperative placenta! Glad it moved into a better place. Enjoy that watermelon...it certainly is hot enough!

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  7. Yeah for 30 weeks!! Your are almost there!! Sprout looks perfect in the photo!! So glad everything is continuing to go well for you!

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  8. Glad everything is going so well! You are so close! I am sorry I haven't been reading much. Nora keeps me very busy. But, sending love! xo

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  9. SO GLAD the placenta moved - I knew it would! :) And what a sweet baby you have there! 10 more weeks!! SO CLOSE!!

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  10. I'm glad everything has worked out. In no time at all you'll be holding your precious little bundle of joy in your arms!

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  11. this is wonderful news!! You are really in the homestretch now :)

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