This post is about pregnancy. If you're not in a good place, please feel free to pass. Take care of you!
So, yesterday, huh? What a surprise! Although R and I have been slipping into calling this baby Aaron since the first positive test, I was still shocked. What do you mean, a boy? I grow baby girls! But there was the proof, looking VERY different than what I saw at Little K's ultrasound. No denying who's in there!
Not to worry, I will not be showing ya'll the proof. But I will be sharing two pictures of my sweet baby boy. But first! To protect the dashboard:
Target, I love you! Just when I thought cute baby boy clothes (as in, not featuring monkeys, footballs, or dogs) were a myth, you came to renew my hope! I especially love the bowtie onesie with matching cardigan. *swoon*
Okay, on to the anatomy scan.
So, Aaron is totally fine. Perfect, even! Heart with four chambers, two hemispheres of the brain with no lesions, two functioning kidneys, umbilical cord looks great. Arms, legs, torso all look good. Everything is measuring prefectly, including the amniotic fluid. Praise God!
The only concern is the current location of the placenta. It is low and the leading southern edge is covering the cervix. When the MFM came in to talk about the results, he was very reassuring that there is a 95% chance it will migrate by 30 weeks. However, if it doesn't, we are looking at a scheduled c-section.
Although not the best news, I'm surprisingly okay with it. Placenta previa is the only way I would consent to a c-section. I realize that it is a serious condition and life threatening should I begin to dilate. If the placenta doesn't migrate, I am 100% on board with this plan. It would also mean that Aaron would be born a week or two early, just to be safe. Hello, February baby!
So, anyway. We'll just wait and see. I have a midwife appointment tomorrow morning and will get their thoughts. We have an ultrasound scheduled at 29w6d (January 2nd) and will make the final call then. While I would prefer a vaginal birth (OBviously, since we are working with a birth center and med-free labor/delivery), this is something I have no control over. I refuse to worry. God is in control. Healthy baby, healthy mommy. Period.
I still owe you pictures! He is SO cute. I can't wait for you to see him!
Oh! But I haven't told you about Little K's reaction! She couldn't wait to know if it was a boy or girl. We didn't even make it out of school before I finally told her. Her first reaction was "Aw, man!" But then she was bouncing to be able to see his pictures. Her next "Awwww!" was completely different and all about how cute her little brother is. So sweet!
Here's the pic we shared on FB yesterday:
She is so excited about her baby brother! When I tucked her in last night, she asked to say goodnight to Aaron. Of course I said ok, so she hugged my belly, gave it a kiss, and said "Goodnight, Aaron!" *SWOON* She is going to be an amazing big sister!!!
As you can see above, Aaron's middle name is David. Although his first name was a relatively new decision for us, I've had David picked out as a middle name since I was pregnant with Little K. My father's name is David and he is the most amazing man I've ever known. He loves his wife, loves his daughters, and loves the Lord. There just aren't enough words for how blessed I am to have him as my father. I'm so excited to give him a grandson who will bear his name!
Aaron will, most likely, have a second middle name. The girls in our family have Hawaiian middle names, given by my mother. I know that, for Little K and Baby M, she spent months in prayer seeking God's direction on naming our girls. When we told my parents about this pregnancy, she asked if a boy would have a Hawaiian name, too. Of course, I said yes! I *think* she already has a name picked out for him. Unfortunately, we don't find out the name until the baby is born. Can't wait!!
Okay, seriously this time, here are Aaron's pictures. He is SO cute!