IT’S A GIRL! 20 Weeks Pregnant & Placenta Previa

So this week we found out that we are expecting our second little girl and we couldn’t be happier. For the first few days I was in complete shock and I’ll be honest I still am. I can’t believe I’m going to have 2 little girls of my own and Alyssia is going to have a little sister to love. It’s all so exciting. I think because I had convinced myself that I was having a boy, it’s been hard to get my head around the fact that I am having another girl but I am still so happy nonetheless and we have celebrated by buying our first baby bits. With Alyssia I had everything done and sorted by the 20 week mark but this time around I haven’t bought anything and have waited until we knew the gender. I haven’t gone mad on baby clothes this time, we went shopping and got the basics, sleepsuits, bodysuits etc and a few little outfits for her and also made a big deal out of the fact that Alyssia is going to be the BIG sister and treated her to a new outfit, some new pj’s & some big girl pants (we are hoping to start potty training soon).

One thing I really don’t want is for Alyssia to feel left out and upset about the fact that we are having another baby, obviously it’s just been just us for the past 2 years and things are rapidly changing around here. I wrote a letter to A talking about how guilty I felt for having another baby when she is still so small herself but now that I have found out that we are having a baby girl and I am giving her a sister, I feel like she will have a forever friend and that’s all I ever wanted really. I haven’t been very consistent with the pregnancy updates, I thought I would be writing every week but not a lot has changed. I’m slowly getting a bump and it’s pretty obvious that I’m pregnant now, after all I am half way. We had our 20wk scan and all is well with baby girl, she is weighing 11oz’s and is rolling around like crazy in there. Everything seems okay with me except for the fact that my anterior placenta is now classed as placenta previa, if you don’t already know.. this means that the placenta is covering the cervix which means baby has no way of getting out. It can be quite dangerous but they have said they’ll scan me again at 32 weeks in hope that it will have moved otherwise it means I’ll have to prepare for a C-Section which is the last thing I want.

Other than that all seems to be well and I am starting to feel ‘properly pregnant’. Baby girl is kicking away and doing somersaults in there, it’s making me feel quite uncomfortable at times and I’m struggling with back pain but it’s nothing I can’t handle. I’m still trying to get my head around the idea of having 2 little girls of my own and I am starting to cross a few things off the baby list. I want to redecorate Alyssia’s room and make it a room suitable for them both but I know that isn’t a priority as of yet due to baby girl being in with us for the first 6 months. I am looking forward to our first and last family holiday as a family of 3 in a few months time and I cannot wait to start feeling that little bit more prepared for the arrival of our second daughter.

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