This pregnancy has been FULL of surprises. First after miscarrying last June I was shocked and cautious when I found out in August we were pregnant again. Then at week 19 I was told this baby was a girl and then 3 weeks later told the baby was a boy! That was a shock and took awhile to to wrap my head around the gender change.
A bit of background. This is our 6th baby which makes it my 6th c-section. When I went in for my 1st prenatal appointment for this pregnancy my OBGYN was horrified. She said when she performed my last c-section my uterus was very thin from all the previous c-sections. So I am considered high risk. Thankfully my OBGYN has been on top of things. A few weeks ago I had an ultrasound and I was told there was thinning and they were concerned of a rip or a uterine rupture. Instead of scheduling me for a c-section at 38 weeks they moved it up to 37 weeks so avoid any complications. Last week I went in for another ultrasound and I was told everything looked great and it had looked like my uterus got thicker. Yeah! That was an answer to prayers!
Yesterday was the biggest surprise of this pregnancy when my actual doctor came and got me out of the waiting room. All the years she has been my doctor she has never come and got me out of the waiting room. What was up? As she walked me into the back office the coordinator was on the phone with the hospital rescheduling my c-section a week earlier than scheduled (36 weeks 2 days). I was in shock when she told me that after the other doctor had finished my last ultrasound she continued to look at the photo’s and discovered that my uterus had a small area that was missing muscle and a thin piece of membrane was keeping that area in tact. To be safe they were moving my c-section up to avoid any complications.
That week makes a difference to a developing baby. My concern is his lungs which are the last thing to form. So my prayer is that this baby will be healthy and strong and will have no complications what so ever and that my body holds up the next week. Definitely a leap of faith because after all there is nothing I can do about any of this and it is God who is in control!
Have you ever had any pregnancy surprises?