Praise~ After two miscarriages it's a HUGE praise that I have been able to carry this baby past the first 12 weeks.
~ Lots of ultrasounds, including one that we were able to take Emily to and one where we were able to see her little eye wink (how cool is technology!?)
~ We were able to tell the gender right away (and have had three ultrasounds afterwards to confirm that in fact we are having a girl).
~ Top of the line medical care
~ My weight gain has been significantly less than my first pregnancy. I am a good 15 pounds lighter than I was with Emily and have had no water retention problems to this point.
~ I passed my glucose screen which is a huge praise because with Emily I was borderline pre-diabetic from about 15 weeks on.
~ All of our 20 week ultrasound/blood work screening for birth defects came out normal
~ I was able to feel movement very early (like 14 weeks) which has been a blessing after the miscarriages.
Prayer~There is still talk about inducing me early or possible Cesarean section because of Em's shoulder's getting stuck
~At the last ultrasound the baby was measuring big (which means healthy), but that puts more weight towards a Cesarean section if the baby continues to grow large
~I need to be on blood thinners for 6 weeks after I deliver and there are minor risks involved esp. since I have never been on them before
~The continued growth and development of this baby
~A safe delivery and healthy baby
So, yay! God is good! End of November, here I come!