Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ultrasound

This is a weird picture, I know...for some reason the baby was in a strange mermaid position. Despite that, the baby DOES have two legs, and ten fingers and ten toes and all organs functioning properly. The only mild complication that was detected was a low lying placenta that may or may not result in placenta previa the closer I get to delivering. I will go back at 30 weeks for another ultrasound to see if the placenta has moved higher, lower, or stayed the same. It is less than one centimeter from the cervix, and it needs to be one centimeter or higher above the cervix to avoid a problem. It could correct itself as my uterus continues to grow, or it could end up covering the cervix, which would mean a C-section. But, it isn't too much of a worry or concern at this point in the pregnancy.

As for the gender of the baby...that we have decided to make a surprise. Matthew really wanted to wait until the baby was born, and so that is what we are doing. So,despite his use of "he" when referring to the baby, the sex is still undetermined. I guess it looks like we'll just have to wait and see whose poll answers were right :)

3 comments:

TrishAnderson said...

Wow! You decided to wait. I don't think I can do that. Hopefully there are no complications due to the placenta. We will be praying for you.

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

You guys are brave to wait, although you already have both genders, so maybe it's not too scary :) I hope you don't have to do a c-section, but even if you do, I hope you and the baby are healthy!
Vicki

sharla@mylittlegems said...

YOu are cute pregnant! Best of luck! Fun to have a surprise- we did that on one and may do it again :) I hope things go well for you.