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My Due Date: March 27, 2019
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Age: 39 years old

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20w ultrasound -- gender and anatomy scan, oh my!
By ericalee2 » Posted Nov. 9, 2018 8:15pm - 484 views - 5 comments

I hit the halfway point on Wednesday of this week. CRAZY! I can't believe I am already 20 weeks pregnant. Time is flyyyying!

Today was the big 20w ultrasound. My husband and I decided about a month ago that we definitely wanted to find out the gender. Early on in pregnancy I thought it was a boy and over the past few months it completely flipped to me being convinced I was having a girl. My husband also thought it was a girl, my mom, basically everyone except my dad thought it was a girl. Elle, who is 3.5, came around to the idea of having a baby, but really only a sister "to hold and rock in my arms. And I will call her Evie". She has been talking about Evie for a few weeks straight now. Even if we tried to say it could be another little brother she said "no, only a little sister". I also have no idea where she came up with Evie from because it is not on any show she watches and is not a name we have talked about. :)

We get the same tech would did a bunch of my ultrasounds with Enzo, who is awesome, so we were really excited. She gets down to business and is trying to get various pictures she needs and this child will NOT sit still for one moment. Just bouncing all over the place. As she is trying to get pictures and is scanning all around she swipes past the butt and I immediately say "was that a penis? it looked like a penis". LOL. I did NOT see three little lines for the girl parts. I'm not sure she was intending to reveal the gender just yet, but she went back and sure enough -- little balls and a penis plain as day!! Adam and I are SO shocked. A second boy! OMG. what are we going to do with a second little tornado?! LOL.

She gets the rest of her pictures and says the doctor will be in, might want to scan me some more, yada yada. I saw her jot down some notes on the computer "low lying placenta" "cord insertion".... and couldn't read the rest. I was thinking "grrreaat. my placenta is over my cervix. fabulous" and didn't know what to think of the cord insertion. After about 10 min the doctor comes in to go over her reading and she is just the most fabulous doctor who has EVER read any of our ultrasounds at this hospital... and we have had A LOT between 3 babies and at least monthly ultrasounds from 20 weeks on there. She almost bounds into the room saying "your baby looks so great on the screens. I have been watching him bounce all over the place as the tech was doing your scan. Congratulations!" Instant relief and we're grinning ear-to-ear.

The deal with my placenta is it is 1.9cm away from my cervix. They want it greater than 2.0cm from my cervix and she has no worries that it will move .1cm before I deliver. Good news! I did not want to be an automatic c-section from my placenta.

I also have a valamentous cord insertion. Google makes this sound much scarier than the doctor did. She said basically it inserted in the side of the placenta instead of the middle. She said the bigger thing they want to watch for is when I deliver to make sure that the entire placenta is delivered and a piece doesn't break off. Google is saying a bunch of other stuff (mainly more risky if the vessels are near the cervix.. which I don't think mine are) , but I'm going to go ahead and stick with what the doctor said until I hear otherwise.

This is the first time we have NOT had to talk to a genetic counselor about findings on one of our babies. I am basically walking on a cloud. Healthy baby BOY. Commence nesting and planning. :) Oh, and figuring out a name.

Great way to start the weekend!!

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from Newlyjg » Posted Nov. 11, 2018 6:28am
Congrats, time truly is flying. Glad all is going well. While reading the post I was rooting for a girl because the name Evie is so cute. I'm sure your daughter will love him all the same.

Comment from brittthomp4 » Posted Nov. 10, 2018 7:12pm
Congratulations!!!!!!! I’m so glad this baby boy is healthy and happy!

Comment from calvingirl » Posted Nov. 10, 2018 2:16pm
I guess Evie will have to be an Evan :) Congratulations! So happy for you. Boys are awesome, and your daughter will have a bunch of fun with her brothers that will look up to her as ringleader. So happy everything went well. I had a low lying placenta at 20 wks too, about the same measurements, and mine moved completely up by 30 weeks adn was no where near the cervix.

Comment from FlamingoGirl13 » Posted Nov. 9, 2018 9:41pm
Congratulations! So glad to hear he's healthy and you are at the half way point too!

Comment from aprilluvsmoz » Posted Nov. 9, 2018 9:06pm
Congratulations team blue! How are you going to break it to your daughter?

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