Sunday, April 17, 2011
never doubt the power of prayer!
So, we had my appointment on Tuesday for my glucose test & yet another, ultrasound. I had already come prepared with a list of questions for my ob about our next steps in actually setting a date for the c-section and various other questions about the actual process. Since I had to be there for an hour anyway before they could draw my blood, they went ahead and did the ultrasound first. The technician was pretty quiet at first and then said, "Well, this is odd. The baby's head is right there & I can't seem to see the placenta!" What!?! We were all shocked & amazed. The placenta had done exactly what it was supposed to do from the beginning, exactly what we weren't expecting at this point in the game. By the time we went back to see my doctor, Anthony & I were just both so giggly and ecstatic. Dr. Irvin came in very cheerful as usual, but we weren't aware that she hadn't seen the pictures yet. All of a sudden she looked at us with surprised eyes and said, "Oh my goodness! Are you serious!? This is amazing news!" She too could not believe that things had changed so drastically from my previous appointment. There are two forms of placenta previa; partial and complete. In most "partial" cases the placenta tends to move where it is supposed to be as the baby and uterus grow and things move around. In "complete previa" there is just so much less of a chance because everything is right on top of the placenta and it isn't able to move back up as easily. My family and so many others have been praying nonstop for both myself & the baby. We were sure things were going to turn out okay for my delivery, but I really hadn't thought there was even the slightest chance of things changing before. I am no longer in need of a c-section or at high risk for this pregnancy. I have never doubted it before, but this just re-strengthens my faith in the power of prayer even more. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have been praying for me. I really didn't know how stressed out I was about the situation until after I found out things were okay. Whew... what a relief! We did find out one very minor something else during the ultrasound. The baby has a nuchal cord, which means the chord is around his/her neck. Although, this is very common (1 in 4 babies) and there is no reason for concern as it usually changes on its own before delivery. Thanks again! We were so excited to get to share this wonderful news! Love & Hugs!