Friday, 2 February 2007

she moves in mysterious ways

Back from the scan and all is well, I'm very delighted and relieved to say. The little monkey was curled up into a tight ball, sound asleep, when only minutes before she was bouncing around in there. She decided that scan time was nap time, which made the scan a tad challenging for the sonographer (or The Scan Lady, as we shall now call her). The Scan Lady was lovely, she pointed out every detail and spent half an hour looking at our little one. As Beanie wanted her privacy and wouldn't budge, I had to go and drink something sugary and take a walk to encourage her to move. She did finally change positions ever so slightly, but it was enough to finish the scan successfully. She is healthy and fine (if not a little stubborn), and as far as The Scan Lady could tell, it still looks like a girl.

My placenta, on the other hand, is a troublemaker. It's slightly low, and although it's not covering my cervix, it's low enough to warrant another scan at 36 weeks to see if it's shifted. What does this mean? If it's in the way by the time I give birth, it's another c-section for me. Hurrah. Additionally, the later scan should show if the placenta has grown into the uterine wall. This is a risk with a low anterior placenta and a scar, and means that the placenta wouldn't separate from the uterine wall properly after the birth (which can cause you to hemorrhage). Hurrah again. Never a dull moment, eh.

Most importantly, the baby is fine. And my god, that's a massive relief. Let the shopping begin.

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