I had my 20-week scan this week (although we're a few days short) so Baby 2 is officially just about half baked!
He is still a boy and as of yet remains nameless. Poor kid doesn't even have a nickname!
Everything looked fine on the scan except I have a low-lying placenta. This was not pleasant news to me because I have been hoping and praying and hoping and praying for a VBAC. The odds are already stacked against me as I am high risk for preterm labor what with the issues I have and had previously--bicornuate uterus, preeclampsia, placental abruption, premature birth, and breech presentation. My awesome doctor is willing to do it if all the factors line up just right--but it seems like every time I go in they have another strike against my VBAC dreams. In order to get this baby out the way nature intended, I have to make it to term, go into labor naturally, have no PIH or placenta problems, have a head-down baby, and now I need my placenta to move the heck up and away from the exit. Oh please, oh please! Pray with me, y'all, I really, really want this and I'm starting to get a little discouraged.
But Nameless is doing great and measuring right on target. That is really the most important thing.
I feel bad to follow my complaints with this, but a friend of mine had her baby the same day as my ultrasound and her little boy was born with a couple different defects. He's already had one surgery and has more to come--and I so feel for my friend as she is going through so many emotions I couldn't even begin to understand. Little Mason is already such a fighter--just like his mom. Please keep Mason and his family in your prayers. You can follow his story here: Precious Mason.
And just because it's been awhile, here's Number One: