It's been such a good week.
* We were approved for a mortgage, so we're currently in pursuit of our first home. So very exciting!
* I had my OB appointment today, and based on the ultrasound from Tuesday, my placenta has moved! I no longer have previa, though I have a "low-lying" placenta. My doctor said there is an 80% chance of it continuing to move up, and about a 20% chance of it staying where it is. (There is less than a 1% chance of it reverting downward, which he said is really rare.) This is all very exciting for many reasons. 1) I am now "eligible" for a regular delivery instead of a c-section. Oy. I had just started to wrap my head around the idea of a c-section. Now I have to come to terms with the possibility of a vaginal delivery. Of course, there are pros and cons of both. I was okay with the c-section because it gave me a set date for delivery, which would allow my family from out of state to make travel plans if they wish, and would just overall be good for hubby and I in preparing. Cons - major surgery and longer recovery time. Pros of regular delivery - less recovery time. Ultimately though, method of delivery will depend on a number of thing, including how things go between now and then, and how big the baby is. She's already measuring about 2-2 1/2 pounds (65th percentile), and there's over three months to go. Hubby was a big baby, as were his siblings, and his mom had to have c-sections, so we'll see. But what this also means is 2) I'm no longer on bed rest, and can return to work! We're starting out part-time to see how it goes, and then I have another doctor's appointment in 3 weeks, and we'll reassess things then. If things are going well, I can return to work full time. Of course, I'm planning on taking it easy, and not overdoing it. The last thing I want is to be back on bed rest. But this means I won't be losing my job, have to switch to hubby's health insurance, etc. I am a little nervous, as can be expected, but anxious to resume a somewhat normal lifestyle again.
* And to top it all off, I get to see my sweet nephews this weekend, along with my brother, sister, and parents. We're celebrating Luke's 4th birthday, with a Star Wars themed party. I haven't seen my nephews since October, so am very excited to see them! I only wish they could stay longer.
Yay for good news and many blessings!!