I am 24 weeks pregnant today! If this little one follows in her brother/sister's footsteps and comes early that means I only have about 12-13 weeks left to go. How time flies!!
As I blogged earlier in the pregnancy I had horrible sickness my first and most of my second trimester. I am finally over that and gaining weight (maybe a little TOO quickly!) instead of losing weight.
I had an ultrasound at 19 weeks where we found out it was a girl, but what I didn't initially add was that the doctor stated I had what is called PLACENTA PREVIA. I didn't write about it because I was not quite sure exactly what it was. Let me tell you - if you ever need a diagnosis DO NOT look on the internet!! What a scary bunch of stories I came across on this condition. The doctor and several websites stated that Previa prior to 20 weeks usually resolves and there is no need to worry. BUT the horror stories from the majority of people made me extremely nervous. I was put on pelvic rest which meant I couldn't really do too much - not even pick up my sweet little kids. So for 30 days I pretty much went to work and then went home and lounged on the couch. I had a follow up last week for another ultrasound and to my extrememly happy surprise, the Previa had completely cleared!! If my complete previa had not cleared I was going to have to look forward to bed rest, possible bleeding complications and a C-section delivery. Although many ladies with this condition end up just fine, I did not want the stress of worrying about any of it. And now I'm in the clear!
So my next goal is to start getting some exercise and to start refreshing myself on the Bradley Method of Childbirth. Both my other prior deliveries were successful Bradley birth's and I hope for a third one just as pleasant. Since I've been so sick and then on a 30 day restriction my body is so out of shape. I can barely walk up to my office at work without getting out of breath. My plan is to start walking the track at the park and doing some good stretching at home. I know my family will be a great help. We are all so excited for the new princess to arrive. Below is a picture from the second round of ultrasounds.