Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What we have been up to!

Ahhh..  I can't believe it has been a week since I have updated the blog last!  So, this blog post is going to be a lot of randomness!!! 

I don't know if you remember the last post or not, but I had written about Ian having pink eye.  Needless, to say we aren't too sure he actually did.  He did go to the eye doctor and they told him he did, but his eye was never pink or anything and he was back to his normal self the very next day!

Ian's birthday was on Sunday and we celebrated very low key!  We went for lunch at my sisters house, came home and took naps and then later in the evening my grandmom had us over for dinner!  YUM! 

As of Monday Ian was laid off from work.  It has been nice having him home, but financially it's not too nice!!  We have been laying very low key and keeping warm inside!  You can be praying that work will come back in so he can return to work or that he will get a few side jobs to keep us going! 

Be looking for a baby/pregnancy update later this week!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby Things!

Now, that I have found out what we are having I have been having fun buying things for baby.  After losing Owen it always killed me to walk into stores and not buy anything for him!  Now, I have another little love to buy for and it is a wonderful feeling!!!  I am wanting to get everything monogrammed for this baby, but Ian won't give me the final "ok" on the name.  I think I am going to just go ahead and get things monogrammed.  I keep thinking that if I call the baby by it's name it won't seem right to change the baby's name. 

Poor Ian has pink eye and it is quite bothersome!  He got antibiotics for it so hopefully it goes away quickly. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tetralogy of Fallot

Well, Friday's fetal echocardiogram showed that baby has the EXACT same heart condition that Owen had, Tetralogy of Fallot.  Although, doctors are thinking that this baby will most likely require open heart surgery as soon as it's born.  I don't know if you remember or not, but that is what they told us with Owen and then Owen ended up not needing his surgery immediately.  Infact he never had his surgery.  If you would like to read up more on Tetralogy of Fallot you can click on the link on the bottom left hand side of our blog.  We are praying for compelete healing of this baby and that it will ONLY be the heart and the liver and kidneys and all other organs will be perfect!!  We will go back to CHOP on February 18th. 

Thank you for praying for us as we walk through this!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Little Kicker

I have been feeling this little babe moving all around in my tummy for a few weeks now.  More recently I have been feeling more and more kicks.  This baby's kicks are way stronger then Owen's I have been quite shocked a few times at how strong this baby kicks.  I love feeling my little squirmer!! 

On an unrealted note our laptop has been giving us problems with charging and more recently it has been not charging at all.  If I fail to post it's because I am too lazy to type out a blog post on my cell phone.  It takes double or triple the time to post on the cell then it does on the laptop. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A few things I left out

I left a few things out about our ultrasound.  As you have read I was quite excited to hopefully find out if we are having a little boy or girl!!  The first thing the ultrasound tech asked is if we wanted to know!!  Of course I said "YES!!!"  She was able to tell us what we are having and we are beyond thrilled!!!!  Although, we will be keeping baby's gender a surprise for the rest of you until baby makes it's big debut!!!  Baby is measuring right on track and is currently weighing 11oz. and is in the 45th percentile.  The biggest thing now for the next few months will be to make sure baby continues to grow like he/she should!  I had a gut feeling that there was something wrong with the baby's heart.  The tech was trying so hard at every angle to get the pictures she needed and was unable.  She didn't say anything to us and I just kept quite hoping and praying that infact she would find everything she needed.  It was after she was done the ultrasound that she told us that we would need to sit down with the perinatologist to go over the findings.  I was very happy to see it was the doctor that I had met with earlier in my pregnancy and he knew all about Owen and our history.  He too said that he was glad that he was the doctor on yesterday and it wasn't another doctor that didn't know what we have already been through. 

By way of update on baby's heart - We rescheduled our appointment for baby's fetal echocardiogram to Friday at CHOP in Philly rather then closer to home and with a doctor we have never met before.  I got in contact with Owen's cardiologist after finding out about this babe's possible heart defect and she felt it would be best if we came to the main campus.  We really want for this baby to have the same cardiologist as Owen had.  I am so glad we are seeing Dr. Natarajan, because she already knows everything about Owen and I am sure she will be sensitive to the fact that we not only are greiving the loss of our son, but now on a new journey to diagnosing and caring for another baby that quite possibly could have Alagille Syndrome like Owen did. 

I am thankful for all the prayers you are lifting up on our behalf.  To say I don't feel them would be a major understatement!!  Please, continue to pray for complete earthly healing for this babe and that Friday would come quickly!!!! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here we go again...

(Yes, I know the baby is adorable)

As many of you already know we had our big 20 week tell all ultrasound today.  What we found out is that baby has a heart defect.  We don't yet know what is exactly wrong with baby's heart, but we are going to be going for a fetal echocardiogram which will give us a better understanding of what is going on.  Obviously we are praying for a miracle between now and when we go for the echo. That there is infact nothing wrong with baby's heart.  At this point we are under the understanding that this heart defect isn't as severe as Owen's, but it is still a heart defect that will need fixing.  We will update with more details on babe after we go for our echo.  Besides baby's heart everything else looked perfect.  Thanks for your continued prayers for us and baby!! 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Boy or Girl?! & One Year

Monday is our big ultrasound!!  I must admit I have had one anxiety attack about it about a week ago.  I was so afraid I would get stuck in a "rut" until the ultrasound.  I prayed that the Lord would take away my anxiety and He pulled me out of it quite quickly.  I think it helps that we are going to be finding out if Baby Sirianni #2 is a boy or girl.  With Owen we didn't find out until he was born.  I feel like it takes some of what could be complete anxiety about Monday's ultrasound and turns it to exitement.  I love seeing and hearing baby!  Most of all we are praying that baby looks perfect!  I know that baby's complete health will not be revealed to us until baby is born, but it also would be wonderful to hear that from what the doctors can see on baby that everything looks completely normal! Please, say a prayer for us on Monday that the Lord will continue to give us peace as we go for our ultrasound on Monday and then an echocardiogram on baby on Thursday.  Also, take a second and vote on our poll on the left side of the blog.  I personally have no clue what to think we are having.  I had three dreams the past three nights and every single dream we had a boy.  Although, like Ian said to me the week before that I was dreaming girl.  Please, don't hear me wrong I don't want to sound like all I care about is finding out the gender of this baby.  I am just excited to find out just like everyone else that chooses to find out the gender of their baby in utero!

One year ago today I sat in a hospital room with my wonderful husband and sweet baby Owen with knots in my stomach waiting for Owens liver biopsy results.  One year ago today we learned that Owen had biliary atresia almost the worst news you could get.  Ugh.. as I think of all of the emotions that flood your mind and heart when you have such a sick baby/child I think of all of the dear families that are currently walking through this themselves.  I could list about twenty blogs or facebook pages of those who are currently walking through such heartache either caring for their very sick child or have recently lost a sweet child.  Say a prayer for all the very sick children and their parents as they care for their babes.  Thank God for your healthy loved ones and for the days the Lord has blessed you with them! 

Looking forward to updating on Monday with good news!!!!