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!!!! 


  1. Just wanted to say congrats on your new baby! And I will be praying that everything goes well at your fetal echo on Friday! I hope you get good news! We just had our fetal echo today, so I know how stressful it can be. Hugs!!!

  2. Wow... this is tough. We're continuing to pray for you guys.
    Praying for good news on Friday...