Here I am at 20 weeks, right before I went in for my Ultrasound. I thought it was funny that Noah snuck into the picture right as it was being taken.
Anyways, the ultrasound revealed 2 things. One good, one bad.
GOOD: It's a GIRL!
I wanted a girl so bad. So bad that I THOUGHT it would HAVE to be a boy just because I wanted a girl so much.
Also, for the record, those Chinese Gender Predictors are WRONG.
I'm very, very excited!!!
BAD: I have PLACENTA PREVIA. That's one of those things I read about, but always skipped over because it never applied to me. Bascially, it means that my placenta is completely covering my cervix, putting me at risk for hemorraghing and preterm labor. Boo. I'm now on restricted activity. BOO! No more gym for me. I'm so depressed about this, more than I should be. I was really liking my prenatal Yoga class and Body Pump, along with the freedom and relaxation that I felt from zoning out on the elliptical machine while Noah was in the free daycare.
On the POSITIVE side of the BAD side: There's an 80% chance that the placenta will move up and away from the cervix by 28 weeks, which is when I'll have my next Ultrasound. If this happens, then I can go back to working out etc.
WORST CASE SCENARIO: (besides bleeding or preterm labor) The placenta doesn't move and I'm on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy.
Back to GOOD news:
Little Baby Girl is growing great and I'm measuring 3 days ahead of schedule. My C-section date and time have been set: September 15, 9:15 am.
Definitely more GOOD than bad news!!!