16 November 2011
This is me, walking away from our hospital appointment with a HUGE grin on my face and a spring in my step. Yes, that placenta hasn't just shifted a little bit as I've expanded, it has moved one heck of a lot and is a good 5cm away causing NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER!!! Minnow also obliged by turning head down just so that the consultants could get to see a lot of hair and had a tricky job checking thoroughly for placental blood vessels around that *engaged* head. :)
The consultant was so sweet and encouraging, and looked at the screen a good long while with the midwife sonographer, and then said she wasn't 100% sure about what she was seeing, and looking back at my notes. Then she ran for a colleague, who came in wearing her coat and bag clearly ready to go home, and the second consultant also looked from notes to screen, and said something like "can't even be called a previa at all" and my heart gave a little skip.
When she said "5cm from the os" and wrote it down on my notes, and said, "it's tricky to see around this head!" I just had to check, we're really definitely not breech any more, really? Yay! The second consultant congratulated me roundly, said it was most unusual but wonderful news for us, and went off home with a smile. And I went out of the room in just such a daze.
Thankyou, a million times, to all of you who have prayed for us and sent us your best wishes. Oh, baby bump, clever baby, thankyou for co-operating and oh I am so so glad all is so very well with you. I felt some strong tugging and scrabbling this week and wondered if you were helping us along a little, and you certainly got yourself turned around nicely in time for the scan today! It's so great to know we will meet you when you are ready and in your own way after your own labour (and mine). You wonderful little thing!