Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Small steps

My placenta is taking them (small steps, that is). At my regular ob appointment today (16w4d), my placenta is now 20mm away from my cervix, which technically means I don't have marginal placenta previa anymore. 20mm is the minimum acceptable distance.

So I'll still take it easy until the next appointment, but I'm cleared to go to Hawaii, and my doctor says I'm basically back to being a normal pregnant person. Yay!

We got a quick ultrasound of our little guy, who's wiggling around as always. I'm pretty sure I'm feeling him kick now - maybe once an evening I notice a sensation like someone is gently but suddenly touching the inside of my belly with a fingertip.

I've only gained 2 pounds so far this pregnancy. (I did lose 2 when I went to Mexico for a week due to healthy eating and lots more exercise than usual.) I only do weigh-ins at the ob appointments, and they haven't said anything. Food is interesting again, which is great, but I'm definitely feeling the effects of having a squashed stomach - it's easy to accidentally overeat and feel uncomfortably full.

Next appointment is the Level 2 ultrasound on August 1 which should be great. I managed to schedule it for first thing in the morning to make sure my husband will be there. He was so bummed to miss the NT scan.


  1. What great news that your placenta has moved, allowing you to be a normal preggo girl! And even better that you can go to Hawaii - sounds wonderful!

    Glad to hear everything is going so well. And don't worry about the weight gain - I'm sure it will come! :)

  2. Yay so happy you are considered a normal pregger :) and Hawaii :) yay!! xoxo

  3. that's really great news to receive before your trip to Hawai. Glad the placenta is migrating away from your cervix and that all is well.
    Have a wonderful vacation.

  4. Phew!!! Glad all is well Braving IVF Girl...enjoy Hawaii!!