Wednesday, September 16, 2020

It's a GIRL


I'm THRILLED to announce that we are having a baby girl! We found out at our anatomy scan on August 11th and we couldn't be more excited. Although you're not supposed to say, Tayler and I were both really hoping she was a girl. Baby girl was an angel during the ultrasound, laying laterally in my stomach (so horizontally) which made the whole experience very easy. Oliver had been face down, smashed at the bottom of my pelvis so his ultrasound was a lot of pushing and prodding and even ended up with me throwing up. Needless to say this experience was much smoother! Hopefully she does move head down in the coming weeks though.

Baby girl is healthy, which is the biggest relief! I'm so grateful. There were a couple issues with my placenta though that I've been trying not to stress about. My placenta is low and if it stays in the same place it could prevent a vaginal delivery, which would squash my hopes of a home birth. However it most cases as the uterus expands the placenta moves up as well. And then there were "venous lakes" within the placenta, which are essentially pools of blood. Usually they're not a problem, but in some rare cases they can be. I have a follow up appointment in a few weeks to make sure everything is okay. For now I'm trying to not stress and I take comfort in every little kick. I'm also consoling myself with shopping for baby girl clothes because DANG they are cute. 

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