It's good to hear from someone whose placenta did move up! I hope I'll get the same results, but out of all the things that could have gone wrong, this is not too bad.
That's basically what the midwife said, too, about it moving up. She said it was 1.8cm away, so at least it's not covering the cervix, and the biggest concern now is potential bleeding, even though I haven't had any bleeding or spotting yet ( thankfully. Really hoping not to have to get an extra rhogam shot because I hear they're terrible).This is the explanation I gave my patients, (I am sure you have already heard it):
Think of the uterus as a balloon. Put a dot near the opening of it. As you blow the balloon up, the dot moves higher and higher.. The same with the uterus.. The placenta will stay stationary--attached to one spot in the wall, and the entire uterus will enlarge, taking that spot out of the way of the opening.
This is how I learned about placenta previous in school..
Is that what the bubble shaped thing is? I assumed it was part of the hand or arm again! My brother thinks Bebe looks like a boy in the ultrasound pictures, and he could be right, but as of now, only the ultrasound tech knows for sure!Cute pictures.. in one, it looks like Bebe is blowing bubbles (actually a cross section of the umbilical cord).... sweet,,, love the ones with Bebe's finger in his mouth!! (always say he--means nothing)...
That's good! I thought I read somewhere that the rhogam shot was way more painful than others, but if it's not that bad aside from having to go into the main hospital building, it'll be okay.I didn't find the rhogam shots terrible or really even noteworthy except that I had to go up to the hospital for it. Both my kids have a + rh factor.
My kids looked alike on the ultrasound. I could tell as soon as I saw DS on there that he would resemble DD. As babies they did have a lot of similarities and some people cant tell them apart in pictures. But then DH and I have similar facial shapes anyway. I expected them to have the same nose but they don't. DS was bigger at birth by about a pound and 2" but he also "cooked" a week longer. Now she's more "above average" in height than he is. So who knows how that works sometimes.
He still wants to know! It's in an envelope for him, and he's promised he won't look until we have names nailed down, and he won't spoil it for me.So Mr. Lari, aka Bebe's daddy-to-be, changed his mind about finding out whether he needed to buy pink or blue cigars?
I hope you're right! I have enough body image issues as it is. Admittedly, though, I'm more worried about gestational diabetes than stretch marks.Please don't believe everything you read. I never had any stretch marks with either child and you may not either.
So glad to hear Bebe is being active, maybe he or she will be an athlete.
I had gestational diabetes with my second because I was 5 yrs. older by then and to put your mind at ease everything was fine.I hope you're right! I have enough body image issues as it is. Admittedly, though, I'm more worried about gestational diabetes than stretch marks.