Baby #2 Is A….

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It’s a BOY! It still seems crazy to me. I’ve always seen myself as a girl mom and thought we would only have girls. At one point in time, if you count all the animals we had on our mini urban farm, there were 14 girls to my one husband. Poor guy. My brain is trying to wrap my mind around having a boy. Funny thing is, my husband had a dream that we were having a boy when I was about 8 weeks along, and being the good wife that I am (I have my moments), I trusted him. We went into this appointment thinking it was probably a boy, and lo and behold, it was! 

Honestly, I was still slightly hoping it was going to be a girl for convenience sake. We already have lots of girl clothes, we would only need a few things. But that is okay, and I’m really excited about all the adorable boy things and extra testosterone that will be flooding the house. Hello flannel and bow ties! We had such a fun time announcing it to our friends at August’s birthday party. We put blue candy and confetti into a piñata, and I had the honor of finally whacking the thing down. The kids loved it. Of course, August just wanted to pick up the confetti. Poor girl doesn’t even know what candy is. There were so many great things to celebrate that day. A little boy and our sweet two year old. Is there anything better? And how is my little girl two?

If you could only see how huge I am at this point in pregnancy. Good grief! 

 This pregnancy has been a bit trying so far. I’m extra tired and have been having a lot of random aches and pains. At the 21 week ultrasound, it was revealed that I have complete placenta previa, which is when the placenta covers the cervix making vaginal birth impossible (if it is a complete previa). We are praying that it goes away, but at the same time, I want to be prepared if I have to go on full bed rest (I’m on “take it easy” right now), be hospitalized, or have to have a c-section around 37 weeks or earlier. Being the natural momma that I am, having a c-section is always the absolute last thing I would want to do, but I’ve felt peace with the possibility. Knowing that if the previa doesn’t go away that natural birth could literally kill me makes a c-section look a heck of a lot better. It’s a life or death kind of thing. Not going to lie, I was pretty bummed at first with the diagnosis. My first birth didn’t go the way that I wanted, and I was really hoping this birth would, then finding this out just annoyed me. Like really, there is a possibility that my second birth will be a c-section and my natural birth dream was going to be taken away again? With prayer, Jesus has given me peace with the whole situation, however it may go. I’m thankful for a God that heals and protects. We are still praying that the placenta will move as the pregnancy progresses.  

I would love to hear any experiences you have with placenta previa. 

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