I am happy to report that I am indeed on the good side of statistics this time! The concern for my low lying placenta is officially over! I had a great visit today at my specialist’s office and, along with the news that my placenta successfully made its migration north, we also got to spend some beautiful time watching our baby boy on the ultrasound. We even heard a “Congratulations on meeting viability stage!” To think this little one could possibly live outside the womb from this point on is exhilarating!
For now, he is about a week ahead for growth, but only in his limbs and his head. This means we shouldn’t have to worry too much about the gestational diabetes test based on his normally-sized abdomen measurements at least. When we found out A.G. didn’t have a heartbeat, he was measuring two weeks behind schedule, so these measurements are important to us. They remind us how different this pregnancy is from the other four and how far we’ve come already in about 25 weeks!
Today, we are going to celebrate with a dinner out and memories of this little life kicking his legs and waving his hands; stretching his full body and curling back up again; and putting his hands in his usual spots (either by his face or behind his head). We have been spoiled with care from our new doctors and – as I mentioned earlier this week – with lots of love from friends and family. We are bonding more deeply with this Son Three and relishing in this time of joy. I am so glad to have happy news to share with you all once again. Enjoy the weekend! I know we will!