Thursday, January 22, 2009

News on the baby's heart

When I was 11 weeks pregnant, my OB dr. told me the concern of my unborn child having something wrong with him or her. For more on this, please see "Perfect" on 8/22/08. Four weeks later, after another ultrasound, it was confirmed that the baby in my womb has markers of Down's Syndrome. Though it is not definite to know unless I have an amnio AJ and I opted not to have one done to due to the risk of miscarriage. At my 20 week U/S it still looked as if the baby has Down's Syndrome. Dr. Moore wanted me to see a heart specialist to see if there are any heart defects.

Today I went. It is amazing what they can look at in the womb! The dr. said only 50 percent of Down's babies have a heart defect. Mine does not. AJ and I are thankful to our Lord for this good news and give HIM the glory and praise!

I have about 6-7 weeks left (I'll find out on Monday) before I give birth and get to meet our newest "Little One". We are excited to know the gender and see our Little Blessing.

May God continue to watch over our child and more importantly, whisper His words into his/her heart!


Tracy said...

Still praying for you and the little one!

Amy said...

This is awesome news. I can't wait to meet this beautiful little addition to your family.

Kristy said...

Praying for you and the baby - and for a wonderful birthing experience! Praise God for no heart problems!

Taryn said...

God has His hand on 'Lil Bobina! Praise God there are no heart defects. These last few weeks are going to crawl by. I am excited and look forward to meeting 'Lil Bobina!!!

Laura said...

I found your blog through Ship full of Pirates. What a beautiful family you have. I also see that Amy comments on your blog, I read hers daily.

Anyway, I wanted you to know that I'll be thinking and praying for you and your new baby. Our 5th child was blessed to be born with a little something extra. Jonathan has Down syndrome. It's not been an easy road but one God has never taken His hand off of, and we've been blessed beyond measure.

I pray your sweet baby comes out healty and untouched by Ds.