Monday, August 27, 2007

But, wait! We're totally unprepared for GOOD news!

We had our level II scan this morning. Or the mid-pregnancy ultrasound. The Big One. The only ultrasound many people get.

We got into the room (FINALLY 45 minutes past our appointment time... my bladder was very very angry) and the technician asked, "Is this your first ultrasound?" I managed not to fall off the table while laughing. Um, no. This would be... let's see.. this pregnancy? Number... hmm... twelve? Yeah, I think twelve. Ahh.

Heart... check. Beating. Ventricles. Atria. Valves. Aortal arch. Head. Present. Appropriately sized. And so on. Our main concern was, as usual, what was going on at that pesky place where the placenta had set up shop on my twitchy and uncooparative cervix. Cervical measurments both transabdominally and transvaginally were 3.9 cm and above. Excellent. And... wait for it... the placenta is NOT sitting over the cervical os! Can it be? Placenta previa no more???

Official diagnosis: marginal low-lying placenta. Mostly on the left. That sucker MOVED, people. It's still too close for comfort were I to be delivering today, but I've got plenty of time for it to creep over a few more millimeters. I can't believe it.

And oh, yeah. That girl we thought we were having? Let's just say there's... tissue... between the legs. This kid's a BOY.

I'm so happy.


Erin said...

Oh, yeah! Good news is fantastic--you got great news! No more placenta previa, awesome...everything in the right places, fantastic...and a healthy looking boy, AMAZING! I'm so happy to read such a wonderful post!

Cathy said...

Congrats on all the good news.

Geohde said...


Congratulations on your SON.

electriclady said...

Wonderful news on all fronts! Congratulations!

Spanglish said...

A Son... Congratulations on your healthy boy and cooperative placenta. May that placenta keep blessing you with generosity and move on up.

I can't wait to find out if I'm having a son or daughter... thirteen days.