It’s been over a week since I got my ultrasound results and to be honest, it’s taking me a bit to let it all to sink in. It’s excellent news. A miracle actually. I was diagnosed in January with a grade 4 anterior complete placenta previa…a worst case scenario. This type doesn’t move, or so I was told. My OB even said they generally don’t do a follow up ultrasound for my situation because nothing ever changes. Then on top of that, it being anterior and me being at risk for it to very likely to be fused to my scar and hearing my OB prepare me to hemorrhage severely and maybe even spend time in the ICU. This baby was also booked for a 35 week delivery which had me stressing for other reasons.
At my last appointment, my OB came in the room and said she was completely dumbfounded. She’s never seen anything like this. My placenta moved up a whopping 6.5cm, it’s completely cleared my scar. I almost don’t believe it after how stressful the past two months have been.
I’m allowed to go for walks again, YAY! But I’m still scared to go by myself just in case. The best part is that we are back on track to have this baby on our original c-section date and unless something crazy comes up on the next ultrasound, he will be full term! Tom said this all happened because he just booked a work trip right when the new baby date is…I also went and bought this baby a preemie outfit which I had to go back a couple days later to return.
It’s all excellent news! A complete miracle! I wish I could embrace it, but I’m still just waiting for my next ultrasound and basically until this baby is here in my arms, then I’ll be able to truly breathe again! My OB is having someone review my last two scans just to be sure this is actually all good news. She is still going to take precautions for my c-section and have a super team in the OR just to be on the safe side which makes me feel good. Hopefully everything still looks good and the placenta hasn’t moved back by my next ultrasound, I make it to my new date without going into labor and we get to come home soon after it’s all over!
We are being cautious with our celebrating because we don’t want to get too excited in the case that things change yet again, which seems to happen at every doctors appointment and it’s become very hard to plan! We are taking it one day at a time and for now it’s nice to be able relax a little bit and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy [minus the heartburn, rib kicks and sore back]. Enjoying the last few weeks of being a family of 4, sleeping through the [most] nights, and not juggling 2 babies yet!
We are 8 weeks away from meeting baby. So thankful for the extra weeks we’ve been given to cook this boy longer! Thank you to all of our friends and family for the prayers, the positive vibes and kind words you sent to us.