Today I had our 20 week big anatomy scan! Super fun to see my little guy squirm around on the screen. He looked great except for one thing. The tech found 2 cysts in his brain. She said these can go away on their own but can also be signs of chromosomal abnormalities! A little scary, anything in his brain that shouldn't be there scares me. My doctor also said that it is somewhat common to see cysts that go away on their own. I will have another sono around 28 weeks to see how things have progressed! Praying our baby boy is just fine. I am so glad now that we did the early screening tests. These came back normal for everything and definitely decrease our chances of anything being wrong.
Either way, he is our little boy and we will love him no matter what!!!
So yesterday I had my 16 week check up. Baby's heartbeat was 144 and my blood pressure was nice and low as always, and I've officially gained 3lbs this past month and total. My doc also confirmed we'd be doing a c-section at 39 weeks. this wasn't a surprise to me, what came next was... she was feeling around my belly to see where the top of my uterus was and gave me a bit of a shock. I had been able to feel the hardness of my uterus for a few weeks, I don't remember this at all with my first (and maybe bc it was my first). She then tells me that if she didn't know I was 16 weeks 2 days she would think I was 20 weeks!!!!! what? She said usually at this point the top of the uterus is just below your belly button and mine was above. hmmm... she didn't seem concerned but 4 weeks seems like a big gap to me. she said it doesn't necessarily mean we'll have a big baby. We go for our gender scan on monday afternoon and I may have her measure the baby to see what he/she is at gestationally. I can't imagine that it would be twins since I've had 2 ultrasounds and 2 heartbeat checks and only one baby was ever seen/heard. So I guess we'll see!!?!
Its almost 4am and I'm wide awake. I've been having pains in my lower right side/leg/back since 3pm yesterday! The nurse on call said its probably just round ligament pain but now I can't sleep. I've never experienced this before and it scares me. I'll be 12 weeks today and just worry that something could be wrong or could I actually have to deal with this for the next 28 weeks?!?!? There isn't one position that is comfortable in fact some positions actually make the pain worse. I have feeling if my husband finds out in the morning we'll be headed to the ER. Even though I have no other symptoms (bleeding etc) I still worry. How am I supposed to take care of my 14 month old if I'm in constant pain?! ahhhh!!
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