Possible Problem?

>> Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh my gosh, look at them. I’m only 13 weeks and they’re beautiful. Just wiggling all around. We are just in awe staring at them, and watching them move. It’s the best sight in the world. Hollie, our 7 year old, got bored rather quickly. And for good reason, since the scan took about an hour. A full hour of watching these sweet babies. It was heaven. He even tells us that he thinks there are two girls in there. But, won’t confirm. Towards the end, the doctor was concentrating quite a bit on Twin A’s heart and abdomen. He told us that he’s just trying to get a good view of her stomach. He then told us that it looks like her stomach is next to her heart. Wait, what??? Here I am, jumping for joy, seeing my sweet babies on the tv screen. And they look so great and healthy. He showed us the difference between her twin, how the stomach should be much further down. We noticed the difference right away, but not knowing anything about this birth defect, I wasn’t alarmed. He mentioned surgery after birth, so I was thinking to myself, “okay, so she’ll need surgery and she’ll be just fine”. He calls out the name of the birth defect. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I ask him to write it down on his business card, b/c that’s a mouthful, and I want to be sure I say it right when I tell my family and friends. I also want to do some research. He tells me that I’ll need to come back in 3 weeks, when I’m 16 weeks to confirm the diagnosis and talk about next steps. It starts to hit me in the parking lot after the scan. I notice the look on my husband’s face, which is pretty much devastation. So, I become alarmed. I try hard not to do research right away, b/c the doctor said he didn’t want to confirm anything yet, as it was still kind of early. But, after talking with my husband that afternoon, he had already started to look it up. I can tell this isn’t going to be good. The more I look up, the more frightened I get. No, this can’t be happening. They’re supposed to be perfect. She looks so perfect on the ultrasounds… Maybe it was just too early, and he couldn’t get a good view of the baby’s abdomen/chest. We hold onto that hope for a week…


Basic Tests up Next

>> Thursday, December 11, 2008

Released to my OB. We get another ultrasound. Oh my gosh, how they have grown. Everything is looking so great. We’re so excited. She tells us that there are several tests to choose from during the pregnancy to test for Downs, and chromosomal disorders, and the NT Screen is one. They do this around 13 weeks, and they measure the folds in the back of neck of the babies, to check for Downs. And the best part about it is, sometimes, they can tell the sex of the babies. Okay, sign me up for that one!!! I’m dying to know what they are, so we can give them names.

Jeremiah 33:6 “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”.


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