Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Baby update

Hey guys! 
Just a quick update on me and baby for all of you who are interested.

We had appointments with the perinatologist and my regular OB this week and we found out...
-we make the cutest babies ever (but we already knew that). I love getting a peek at our little guy at all of our ultrasounds. 
-the giant hemorrhage is still there but it is sllllooowwwly shrinking. It was a few centimeters smaller this month.
-The giant thing in the baby's bowel/colon was gone! Praise Jesus!
-But his intestines still "light up" on the ultrasound. They think it is just blood that the baby has swallowed.
-My amniotic fluid looked really cloudy which most likely means that there is blood particles in that too (which apparently they think is fine). 
-The tests for Cystic Fibrosis and infections all came back negative!
-And I'm still on bed rest :) indefinitely.

But today I'm 24 weeks which means we have successfully survived 2 whole months of bed rest! 
Woo hoo!! 
We are so blessed by the countless people who have helped us watch the kids, who have dropped of groceries, made meals and come over to visit. 
We definitely wouldn't be able to get through this without you! 


Candace said...

Praise the Lord You and Sweet Baby are doing okay! I'll keeping praying and hope you get off bed rest soon and that the hemorrhage continues to shrink!

Misty said...

Praise God! What great news! :)

Barbara said...

Ditto! Praise God.

hestermom said...

Hey there! I stumbled upon your blog by searching for images of "subchorionic hematoma." It brought up the post with the ultrasound pic. It's been really fun to read a little bit about your story...and I saw you post a pic of a John Piper book, so I already felt like we would be fast friends. ;-)
I'm pregnant with my 6th, and have a large subchorionic hematoma. This is my first experience with bed rest, although I'm not on strict bed rest. Thank you for sharing your story...it is totally a blessing to me, and I love the sweet and precious faith in our Great God. Blessings!! (Lisa)