Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's a...

BOY!!!  Yep...another one!  I was sure I was going to have the first girl on both mine and Mike's side!  Eh well...Jack wanted a brother and apparently he does always get what he wants!  And he says the next one will be a girl, so....

I am so totally relieved.  You all know I have been a nervous wreck, even with my weekly heartbeat checks.  I guess the heartbeat just tells me the baby is there, but doesn't necessarily let me know that everything is ok.  The closer today's u/s got, the more nervous I got.  Not for any reason except that the last one wasn't such great news.  But according to today's ultrasound, everything is A-OK!  Except that I have placenta previa.  Which, in the grand scheme of things, I'll take it.  They're bringing me back in a month and there's an 80% chance it will resolve itself by then.  Even if it never moves, the worst that could happen is that I need a c-section.  I never want to have a c-section, but as long as my baby is healthy, it's the least I'll worry about!  Any prayers that it moves would be appreciated, but like I said, I'll take it over the news I got last time!

In fact, the doctor told me that the incident of "vanishing twin" happens with 32% of pregnancies, which I thought was amazingly high.  And she said that's only the percentage they know about.  Most likely many of these instances are unknown because people don't have a reason to have an early term ultrasound, so the actual percentage is probably much higher than that!

I was going to post an ultrasound pic, but I remember how those made me feel for the last 4 years.  Maybe another time.  Aaahh!!  I love this kid so much!!

**The first time I posted this, I forgot to thank Jesus and Mary for a healthy baby, and for allowing me to finally be happy and relaxed about this pregnancy!  Thank you, Lord!!!  And I totally credit Saints Gianna and Rose for this pregnancy.  Thanks to them too, for interceding on my behalf!

And apologies for not having commented on blogs in awhile.  I was out of town last week, and still need to post a bunch of pictures from our active week in Indiana!

15 comments:

  1. YAY! Congratulations. That's interesting about the twin thing. Wow. I hope you are feeling well. God bless your new little boy and his big brother.

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  2. CONGRATS! YAY! Boys are the best!!!!

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  3. Ahhhh, boys!! I do love them!! And they will be "brothers for life" as we say around here. The best part is that the world is in such dire need of real men, raised with true virtue and the Faith, and now we will have one more! Yippee!!!!

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  4. Yay!! Congrats mama! Another boy!! Great news!!

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  5. Yay!!!! Next year when you visit our little boys can play! :)

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  6. Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family!

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  7. Aw, so wonderful! And, I knew it! Well, ok, I didn't "know" but I had a strong feeling. Jack will LOVE having a brother and they will be best buds. What a blessing!!!

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  8. Love that boy :)

    M and I both knew it!

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  9. Congratulations, Nicole! How exciting!! :)

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  10. Oh how exciting!!!! Congrats!!!! He's ready got such a wonderful big brother-I'm sure the two of them are going to be best buddies!!

    Ps, when I was typing "best buddies" somehow it autocorrected "best" to "brat"....luckily I caught it though! ;)

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  11. Oh joy! A little boy! Congratulations!

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  12. Great news! I too had placenta previa with my second pregnancy and it resolved by week 33.

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  13. Awww, Congratulations! So happy for you.

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