Tuesday, September 16, 2008

November 18, 2007

Okay, our latest after seeing the perinatologist on Wednesday (and my ob on Friday) is: IT"S A BOY!! (ACK! 3 boys.)

He looked really good. He measured RIGHT on for dates, all the measurements they took averaged out to 18 weeks, 6 days, and I WAS 18 weeks, 6 days. So that was all good news. We might still be looking at Down Syndrome. We chose to NOT proceed with amnio (as that wouldn't make any difference in treatment plan at this point anyway) so we won't know one way or the other on that until birth. The increased nuchal transparency fold is still present, I believe it's grown but I think it's just grown w/baby and is not huge at this time. They didn't mention it except to say that it was still there. And he possibly/probably has a heart defect. It sounded like they had real concern but also, they were not thrilled with the view and he wouldn't roll over cooperatively (I said "typical B- baby, stubborn and uncooperative already! )We see the pediatric cardiologist on Dec. 12th for a fetal echocardiagram. And then follow up with the perinatologist again. Apparently we're going to get ultrasounds every 4 weeks. this will be the most photographed baby before he's even born!

All in all, we found the news to be VERY encouraging. We're still praying of course, and wouldn't mind at all if we get to the ped. cardiologist and they say "why are we looking at this perfect heart?" But we're confident that know matter what happens we can handle it with God's grace (and I'm SO grateful that we have a Lord in which we can put our hope! How do people get through stuff like this without God in their lives????).

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