We had a rough night last night. Erin went to the ER after she discovered a very small amount of bright red blood. That is a color you don't want to see.
In the course of checking her out it was determined that our baby is a boy!
They are not sure what caused the bleeding at this point. It could be the cerclage or something else.
The baby is 17.5 weeks old now based on his measurements today.
Erin saw him opening and closing his hand and sucking his thumb.
They looked closely at him today. He looks great - 4 heart chambers, brain looks right, 10 fingers and 10 toes.
Lauren, our 3.5 year old daughter stated blankly, "I thought it was a sister." upon hearing the news and stared straight ahead never to speak of it again :)
We are going to see Erin's HR OB Monday to see if they can figure out what caused the bleeding. Unfortunately, the doctors today suspect placenta accreta in addition to what she still has placenta praevia. Given Erin's history, this isn't a big surprise, but it will complicate things further.
As you can imagine, we are excited at the prospect of rounding our our family with a little boy, but are also very worried about getting there from here.
We'll update the blog again after we learn more Monday.