I am finally in my third trimester! In a little over 2 months, I will finally get to kiss Noah’s sweet face!! I am beyond excited and also incredibly nervous at the same time. I find myself getting more and more anxious now that I am nearing the end of my pregnancy.
Noah is doing perfect! He is already 3 pounds (70th percentile for his age) and looks so much like his sister from the ultrasound pictures. He stays fairly active, but definitely has his quiet moments. I talk to God A LOT in those moments. He likes to keep his head lodged permanently under my rib cage 🙂
Even though Noah is completely and perfectly healthy, I could use your prayers. I have been diagnosed with placenta previa and a subchorionic hematoma. This means that my placenta is covering my cervix, and I have a blood clot in between my placenta and the wall of my uterus. I was diagnosed with both of these issues after my 20 week ultrasound.
The doctors are not really concerned about the blood clot because although it’s not getting any smaller, it’s also not getting any bigger. The main concern is the placenta previa. The doctors don’t expect my placenta to move (it usually resolves itself by now in most women who are diagnosed earlier in their pregnancy) and have told me that I will probably have to deliver Noah by c-section.
I’m not really nervous about having to have surgery, I’m more concerned with all the complications that can come from having placenta previa….bleeding, premature labor, hemorrhaging, and other scary things. My doctors have said the fact that I haven’t had any spotting or bleeding in my second or third trimester is a good sign. I know a lot of women with this complication end up on bed rest, so I am glad to still be on my feet 🙂
I am praying that both of these complications just go away. I know that there are a lot of women who deal with very serious complications during pregnancy, and I am thankful that both Noah and I are healthy! Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Hopefully in a few weeks, I’ll be back on writing that the previa is gone and the blood clot disappeared!!
Here are a few baby bump pictures. Noah is definitely getting bigger!!