For those of you who have not read the below post, go read it first.....
But for those of you who have, we went to Dr. Woods' office today (the perinatologist) for our 1st trimester screening. The baby looked wonderful and was measuring a few days ahead, so we are thankful. All of the markers that she was looking for with Downs, Trisomy 18, and a few others all looked good, so we are praising the Lord for this piece of good news so far.
The baby's heartbeat was strong at 165. We saw a precious little profile, two legs, two arms, ears and a nose. Our sonographer was amazing! She could tell what everything was! She looked at the heart, the stomach, the bladder, the cord, and did lots of measurements. I am 11 weeks and 5 days today and measured 12 weeks and 4 days according to today's ultrasound, so we are grateful that Baby is growing well.
The lady tried to find the gender for us, but Baby was not super cooperative, but she was leaning towards girl. She sweetly told us we could come back in a couple of weeks for another peek. I think I might just take her up on that, especially since it would be fun to see our Baby again and leave for Disneyland with a clear picture of who's growing in there:)
A couple of things.....we were diagnosed with a subchoronic hemorrhage around 8 weeks. It is small and I have not had any bleeding, but it is still present. Will you pray that it would heal and go away and have no further issues with this?
Second, she mentioned that my placenta is low. She did not say it was placenta previa, but that as the baby grows, it could turn into that. I know...one more thing to worry about, right?? But just like God always does, He keeps us close to Him and on our knees depending on HIM for our every need. Will you pray about that as well? I am going to try and take a picture of one of our scans from today, so forgive me if it's fuzzy:)
Sweet baby profile
A little leg and foot
Baby waving "Hi!"