Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's A ...

I was nervous that he wouldn't be able to tell us if it was a girl or a boy because I kept remembering that he said "if the baby cooperates I'll let you know."

BUT ... the baby DEFINITELY cooperated because he wasn't looking for more than 30 seconds before he said:

"I'm putting all my eggs in one basket to say..."

We are SO elated and excited to say we're having another baby girl! 

Her name will be Gloria Isabel.  My grandmother, Tata, was named Gloria.  Tata and I were VERY close.  She was SUCH a unique and special woman.  I wish I could describe the kind of woman she was in words, but needless to say, she was something else.  She was the most generous kind hearted woman on Earth and I am so honored to name our baby girl after her. 

The middle name is Isabel because that's MY middle name!  We debated for a while over what sounded good middle name wise and when I used my middle name we realized "dang that sounds good!"  SO, it was set.

Now ... for the not so good part.  The revealing of the sex was exciting in and of itself, and he says he's pretty darn sure.  I didn't really get any good views, but I think I did see at one time that there was nothing in between those legs.  Then though, he started looking closely at ... my placenta.

My placenta is not where he'd like it to be right now.  In fact, it looks like placenta previa.  Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy in which the placenta grows in the lowest part of the womb (uterus) and covers all or part of the opening to the cervix.  Now he did mention that early in pregnancy this is pretty common and it's also MOST LIKELY that the placenta will move upwards more and we won't have any worries.

That is what I am PRAYING will happen. 

If not, it could get really hairy.  I will definitely have a c-section and it will be a scheduled one.  The one concern with this is that I deliver pre-mature babies (like Liliana was) so we might not have the ability to do that.  He can't check my cervix either to see how I'm progressing so this could get tricky.  IF this continues and it doesn't move, this means that whenever I bleed, I will have to be hospitalized for a few days.  If it happens again, I will have to be on hospital bed rest.  YUCK to the maximum.  I don't know HOW we would even manage that.  What would we do with Liliana?  What about work?  etc.  To say it sounds incredibly stressful is a complete and total understatement.

For now, I will TRY to keep my head up high and relish on the fact that CHANCES ARE it will move up and we will have nothing to worry about.  The doctor kept going ON and ON about how active the baby was and saying he never sees babies that active at 16 weeks.  I think people thought I was crazy when I said I was feeling movements that early and that Evan felt movements that early, but I made him a total believer! 

I am truly so excited it's another girl.  I think it will fit our family so perfectly. 

Liliana and Gloria = BFF!!! : )


  1. Yay for another beautiful girl! Evan was destined to be surrounded by women it seems!!

    I'm sure your placenta will move up as the time goes on! Fingers crossed!!

  2. Beautiful name:) I am sure it will be ok, I had that with aiden too and it did move up by around 26 weeks I think it was.

  3. That is so exciting. I cannot wait to find out. I hope I have a girl too! A huge congratulations. My sister is literally my best friend.

  4. You give your grandmother a beautiful honour and it sounds like this little girl will be quite active. I think with progress and all the tests that can be done now, it can also scare the Bejeebee's out of a person. 50 years ago one probably would not know that the placenta was in the wrong place and women went blissfully unaware and all turned out well. Your baby sounds strong, you are strong so all will work out and you will do everything to keep baby and mommy in tip top shape:)You also have a caring loving husband who will watch over you-a true blessing too:)

  5. Yea for another sweet little girl! I love Gloria's whole name! Praying that your placenta cooperates and that Gloria makes her way into this earth seamlessly!!

  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family.

    As far as the previa goes, it could turn out to be a scary situation. My sister in law had previa and was on hospital bed rest, and while it sucked, you have to remind yourself that it's the best thing for the baby and for you, so however it works out, it will work out. You have supportive friends and family who will be there for you. Hopefully yours goes up into its right place and everything will be totally worry-free!

  7. A girl! Yay! I was wrong about it being a boy, but I am so happy for all of you, especially Liliana. Her name sounds so pretty :) I had previa at the beginning with my son and then it fixed itself- thank God. Just keep praying!

  8. Yay for another girl! Hope the placenta deal will not turn out to be an issue. Pretty name!

  9. Congrats!!! How exciting!!! I'm still to find out the gender of my baby. Can't wait!

  10. congrats on your baby girl! I love her name ... I am very biased to it cos its my little girl is Gloria as well ... she is actually Gloria Jenelle (after my grandmother and my middle name is Genelle!) We call her Ria and I love that we can honour my grandmother in her name. Hope your placenta moves and you wont have to stress about that.