Week 13 is here.
Baby is the size of a peach an continuing to grow.
I am gradually starting to feel better. The energy is slow in coming, but the appetite is in full swing.
I gained a pound and a half. WOO HOO!
We still aren’t sure if our little one is a he or she, but will be finding out in a month’s time. We can’t wait. I can’t wait to go buy a little outfit for our sweet sweet baby.
After our last ultrasound, we received some more specifics on baby and baby’s home for the next 7 months.
I was aware that I might have a bicornuate utereus. This was confirmed. My uterus is shaped somewhat like a Y. Baby is hanging out on the right side, while the left side is empty. It is sort of like carrying twins, but with only one baby. I just hope I don’t grow a lopsided prego belly. I so want a cute prego belly!
So, what does this all mean? Well, it means that I will have a lot more ultrasounds than the average person as they regularly check my cervix. It means there is a higher risk for pre-term labor. It means that baby may not have room to turn around and could be breeched, resulting in a C-Section.
How am I feeling about all of this? O.K. The doctors have assured me that they have seen this before and although there may be some high risks, baby should be fine. However, I long for a normal delivery. I long for a full-term baby. I want a chance to look pregnant before this whole experience is over. I want a baby shower BEFORE the baby comes. I want maternity photos. I want everything to be normal.
However, that may not be what God has for me. I wanted to get married young and it turned into 27 years old. I wouldn’t trade it though. Ultimately, I want my baby to be healthy and to be in my arms. That is what really matters.
Pray for us.