No one LOVES Mondays…let’s face it. However, I woke up this morning with a little bit more positivity than I normally have on a regular old Monday. I think I knew something great was going to happen today. You can ask my husband…I’m not a morning person…let alone a MONDAY morning person.
Let me rewind a bit by explaining what I’ve been dealing with the last (almost) 7 months now. I’ve been blessed beyond words, but also had to deal with a few complications along the way. I found out that I was pregnant in the summer and that my family would be blessed with another precious addition to come in April of 2014. Since the start of my pregnancy, it had seemed that I was faced with issue after issue. This was not at all like my first pregnancy. I wasn’t exactly ready for any “issues”. I listened to my doctor, and made sure to abide by restrictions on activity. For someone as active as me, this has been so incredibly hard! At my 20 week appointment, I was very happy to find out that one issue had resolved…but quickly disappointed as I found out that I now had a complete placenta previa. What this means is that the placenta attached completely covering the cervical opening. This pregnancy complication comes with a long list of possible complications. Most women end up on bed rest, deliver early, and of course all via c-section since the placenta blocks the cervical opening. When it’s a “complete” case like mine was, centered on the cervix, there is little chance that it will move enough out of the way before delivery. This complication was a scary one for me. It gave me a ton of anxiety and I really felt like a ticking time bomb since it is common to have a hemorrhage with a complete previa. Scary, scary stuff. So, day by day and week by week – all I did was pray. I prayed and I asked others to pray. It was common for me to have trouble sleeping because I’d be kept awake repeating the same prayer over and over. I am the type of person that likes to have things under control as much as I can. Obviously with pregnancy, I’ve learned to let go of this a little. And with my newfound issues – I’ve had to completely relinquish my control, listen to my doctor, and just hope for the best. It wasn’t easy at all.
Fast forward to today…I decided to call the doctor because I was having some pains. After talking with the nurse, they wanted me to come in and get checked out. I went in and they scheduled an ultrasound to see the baby and also the placement of the placenta. To my shock and amazement, my placenta has completely migrated away from the cervix. It’s gone from a “complete” previa case to a completely NORMAL placement. I was shocked, and didn’t really believe the tech. She showed me and my husband a couple more times, showed us the measurement, and showed us the placement. We were all VERY surprised! The tech even suggested that my first ultrasound was wrong because of how normal the placement of the placenta looked now. I was not ready for such great news, but gladly accepted it!!! This changes everything! Not only will all of my restrictions be lifted, but I can have a normal, healthy pregnancy! I am beyond thrilled and thankful. I feel like God heard my prayers and that’s such a powerful feeling. I can’t stop smiling today. I talked with the doctor after my ultrasound appointment and she confirmed that everything did look perfect, and that she too was really surprised that it resolved. She said she’s never seen a complete previa like mine resolve so quickly. I feel so incredibly blessed and lucky.
Now on to the fun stuff…I got to see a little sneak peak of my baby boo. I know I’ve been thinking that it’s a girl all along (we didn’t find out). But – after a 3D ultrasound…I am switching that to a boy! The face looks identical to my son, Carter! Carter has a trademarked scowl that my new little baby seems to already be perfecting. I am so in love…can’t even describe it.
So – I just wanted to share the good news and thank anyone who has prayed for me or thought of me during such a stressful time in my life! I feel like a million pounds has been lifted off my shoulders, and I truly can’t stop smiling. And to anyone else who is facing challenges in any aspect of your life – set your stress aside and turn over your fears to God. Everything is in His hands, after all.