Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Jackson

So last Friday, my birthday, we went in to find out if we were having a boy or girl. You can probably tell from the background on the blog that we are having a BOY!!!!! We are very excited about this and Carson was right on from the day he found out we were having a baby. He told us several times we were having a 'Baby Jackson'. We have no idea where he came up with this name and the only thing we can think of is when we were pregnant with him, Jackson was on our list of names and he heard the name in utero (sp) and it has stuck with him since. Anyway we love the name and it made it really easy for us to choose a boy name.

(Not the best pictures. They are pictures of pictures. )
Carson loves watching the video of Baby Jackson. He has watched it probably 10 times. He loves hearing the heartbeat and when color comes up showing the fluids he tells everybody that is his food. It is fun to watch him be so excited about it. He also talks to the baby and tickles my belly. And he asks me almost everyday if the baby has 'popped' out yet.

Okay on to some other news that is kinda hard to talk about.
When we went in we found out that I have a placenta previa. If you don't know what that is, it is when the placenta is covering the cervix. You can have a marginal, partial or complete previa and I believe mine is a complete one. You can see in the video where the placenta is covering the cervix. The placenta also looks smaller with the previa.
We were told to be aware of bleeding slight or heavy. If it is heavy I am to get to the hospital ASAP!!!! We were also told I would more than likely have a c-section and a baby at 34 weeks. I was also asked how far I live from a hospital and how easy would it be for me to have another adult with me at all times to rush me to the hospital if needed. If that doesn't freak someone out I don't know what will.
We have a follow up ultrasound at 28 weeks to see if it has moved at all and where to go from there. We are hoping that the placenta will move and leave an opening by the cervix so we can skip all of this stuff.
It was pretty hard hearing all of this and it is scary but I can't really do anything about it right now other than take it easy on the heavy lifting. When we have the next ultrasound we will know more and be able to prepare ourselves better.

I don't know if any of this makes sense but these are the thoughts and feelings running through me. If any of you have had or know anybody that has had this you should let me know about your (their) experience.

I bought this fabric yesterday to make a car seat cover for Baby Jackson. My cousin Bobi is going to help me make it, or I should probably say that she is going to make it for me. :) I love the fabric and I am super excited for it.


Us Bailey's said...

Congratulations on finding out it's a boy! Carson picked out a good name - very cute!!! Hope you all find out good news on the next ultrasound and hope all goes well! Good luck!

Rachel said...

There is a gal in our ward that had placenta previa really bad and the doctors told her it would be impossible for it to correct itself and pretty much told her the things your doctor told you. Needless to say, she got a blessing and towards the end of her pregnancy it moved and she was able to have a normal delivery and the baby was just fine. It's no fun to have early babies. If I were you, and it doesn't end up moving by your next ultrasound, I would think about getting the steroid shot to help the babys lungs. Especially since you are having a boy. Sorry for the rambling. I hope everything goes well! Let me know if you ever need to talk.

BriANDaleen said...

That's awesome that Carson knew all along! It always amazes me how in tune the little ones are ;). That is scary about having placenta previa...I probably would have started bawling in the doctor's office! ;) We had Landen at 33 1/2 weeks and he had no problems except learning how to eat, so Jackson will be just fine coming that early! We'll keep you in our prayers hoping your 28 week ultrasound shows some good news!!!

Bobi... said...

Baby Jackson!!! So exciting! Lalalove the little feet picture! SO sweet! We will be keeping you and Baby Jackson in our prayers. Keep us posted. :)

Brandi said...

Yah! for baby Jackson! I assume that is how you are going to spell it? I love it! I love the material too, so dang cute! Hang in there! but don't forget to trust and listen to YOURSELF along the way. Your intuition is a gift so don't be afraid to follow through if you feel something needs to happen! I love you! and the steroid shot (Batomethazone)sp might be something the doctor suggests but until then no stress about it. You have good sized babies and ultra sounds (ah, technology) will give you all a better idea if it will be needed or not!

Sarah*MK said...

I have a friend who experienced partial previa. She says it sounds scarier than it really is. Just take it easy and if it fixes itself (50/50 chance but your doctor probably told you that)GREAT! If it doesn't your doctor will take good care of you and baby Jackson. The only thing to worry about is if you go into labor and it hasn't resolved and you're early. I'll pray for you and I'm sure you'll both be fine. You've got great family to take care of you and you can have as many priesthood blessings as you need. Chances are, you won't have the same problem with future pregnancy so relax--Heavenly Father is taking care of you!

The Nicolaysens said...

Congrats on the baby boy, I have always loved the name Jackson. I don't know much about placenta previa other that it happens. I hope it moves by the time you have your next ultrasound and you can have a more normal pregnancy. Good luck!