18w2d – Anatomy scan

It’s amazing to think our baby was once just a dream……then somehow he became our dream come true. A dream we were told would never come true. After years of trying, something went RIGHT for the first time ever. The impossible became possible. The good news kept rolling in, after years of bad news and disappointment.

December 21st, 2012 – We saw that perfect “spot” in my belly. That tiny spot renewed our hope and faith. There were many worries, of course. This was uncharted territory. But “spot” soon grew into a tiny human. As he grew and thrived, despite all the reasons not to, my hope grew stronger. My heart grew larger and swelled with love as each day, week, and month passed. Now he is our son. Our perfectly healthy baby boy.

I finally believe we are having a baby in August!! (It’s about time). πŸ™‚

From left to right:5 weeks, 2 days -- 10 weeks, 5 days -- 18 weeks, 2 days (yesterday)

From left to right:
5 weeks, 2 days — 10 weeks, 5 days — 18 weeks, 2 days (yesterday)

As you can tell, we got nothing but good news about our baby boy at the anatomy scan yesterday!!! He was very cooperative. The ultrasound tech was able to examine and measure every vital organ and body part. There were absolutely no abnormalities!!! The scan was done with my MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine) specialist, and he was so pleased with everything! I knew our boy would be our perfect miracle, but to hear it from a specialist is amazing and such a relief! Also, he is 8 oz now – above average!

I do have another new issue now. I have Partial Placenta Previa. This means my placenta is covering my cervix partially. It can cause bleeding or possible rupture of the placenta. However, it’s pretty common, and there’s a good possibility that the placenta will move up and out of the way. I have to take it easy, no sex (poor hubby), and come back in 1 month to re-check everything. If it doesn’t move up, we may have to think about some kind of modified bed rest, depending on the degree on danger. I also wouldn’t be able to have a vaginal delivery. I feel hopeful that it will resolve though!

At this point, I’m already high risk. Another issue doesn’t really bother me. They are taking good care of me and monitoring everything. I feel like we are in good hands. My baby is doing so well, and that’s all that matters. I’m healthy and doing great, despite my issues, so we’re going to be okay. We can do this. We just have to stay on top of it all. I will tell you that hearing the good news yesterday made me forget about my back/bum pain for a little awhile!!! I am so happy and grateful for this miracle. I feel so lucky.

18 weeks, 2 days

18 weeks, 2 days

Baby feet!!!!

Baby feet!!!!

Still a boy, lol

Still a boy, lol

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5 thoughts on “18w2d – Anatomy scan

  1. Wow!!! Amazing πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you πŸ™‚ it was so lovely looking at those pics πŸ™‚ I can just imagine how ecstatic you guys are πŸ™‚ and I’m so glad that everything is fine with you and baby πŸ™‚

  2. So super excited!! The pictures are just precious and will be keepsakes for years! I can’t wait to see pictures of Graham outside the womb!! Congratulations again Lisa and Andy, you deserve this more than anybody!

  3. Yay for healthy boy! I know you already know this, but just to add – my coworker’s wife had placenta previa, and it totally grew up (like you said), and she’s ok now. Hugs!

  4. Yay so happy that your baby boy is doing well! I love the 18 week photo–he looks so much like a baby now! I wouldn’t worry about the placenta previa–you have quite a few weeks to go so it has some time to move up out of the way hopefully!

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