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!