Sunday, September 20, 2009

We're seeing Pink!

I had my ultrasound last Thursday at 18 weeks. We found out we're having a girl again and we're very excited about it. We still haven't decided on a name but I'm sure we'll find something to agree on.

The next day a nurse from my doctor's office called to let me know that according to my ultrasound I have a low lying placenta. So now I'm on "pelvic rest". If I do too much activity it could cause bleeding and contractions which of course isn't good. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing alot of shortness of breath and tightening in my abdomen when I'm going about my daily chores so this is part of the condition that they want me to stay away from. No more workouts, no more vacuuming (boo hoo), no more lifting heavy things, basically a step up from being on bedrest. I'll have another ultrasound at 28 weeks to see how it's progressing as it can correct itself. If the placenta stays low covering the cervix a person may need a c-section which I really would rather not do (sorry for all the details).

Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good. It's nice having Ethan in school all day so I only have one kid to take care of. Nick hired a cleaning service to come once a week since I can't do my chores myself and he's just not around very much to be able to help either. And my sister is coming next weekend to help me out a bit as well with laundry and meals. Just trying to hang in there and keep me and our new little one safe.

2 comments:

Samantha said...

You look so GREAT!! Take it easy (easier said than done! =) Let me know if you need any help. If you want an invite to my blog email me at
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Kaycee said...

take it easy, mama. if i hadn't just sprained my ankle, i'd offer to come down next weekend after shonda leaves and keep you company. maybe i can make that happen sometime in october...?