This post might be a little longer than my usual, and is definitely more personal. I realised recently that I never really posted about the fact that I was expecting again. Not because we weren’t super excited (because of course we are overjoyed) but between working and blogging about others sessions and taking care of a very busy 3 year old and life in general, it just seemed to get overlooked. And I was able to share the news with most of my clients in one way or another as the weeks progressed.
Fast forward to around 10 wks ago when we had our 18 wk scan. They discovered I had placenta previa (which means my placenta is completely covering my cervix) as well as a potential placenta acretta (which means that my placenta may be embedding into my uterine wall – totally not good). I was being watched closely by multiple doctors but ultimately doing fine.
Fast forward to last weekend, I ended up in the hospital in Richmond and was transferred via ambulance to Royal Columbian within a few hours. If I did in fact have an acretta I was told to get comfortable, as I would be here till the baby was born as they have an excellent nic u that is able to take babies under 32 wks. We were visited by the neonatologist who talked to us about having a preemie and to prepare us just in case. After multiple ultrasounds and an MRI they determined I do not have an acretta (yay) but I may have a weak spot on my uterine wall so again was told to stay put and then another ultrasound determined things might not be as dire as they thought. Thankfully. Needless to say it has been a roller coaster of emotions this past week. So as of now, I sit on bed rest in my hospital bed waiting for the OBs to study my case and determine if I can go home on bed rest or need to remain in hospital. I’m remaining optimistic but also being realistic and will do whatever is necessary to bring this baby boy into the world safely.
Best case scenario is that I go home on bed rest, see my collection of doctors regularly and baby is born healthy at around 36 wks. I figure I’ll worry about other scenarios if they happen but refuse to dwell on the what-ifs too much.
I’ve obviously had to cancel all of the sessions and bookings I had planned, and am so thankful for my amazing clients and how understanding everyone has been. The amount of support our whole family has received so far has been overwhelming and makes this unplanned part of the adventure a little less scary.
I will keep everyone posted on our situation as new information becomes available but I just thought this post would be a good idea as so many people have been asking and wondering what is next.
Sadly I have no photos to add to this post but will be sure to have my hubby take some belly shots again soon.