Thursday, March 5, 2009

28 Week Growth Scan Tomorrow

Tomorrow we see the maternal fetal medicine specialist again to do another level II ultra sound on Bennett. I really haven't been that nervous about anything except for the day before my appointment comes. I notice myself acting very anxious like standing in front of the fridge with the door open not wanting anything, or trying to find little chores to do, or being short with the girls. So that just started happening and I realize it's because I am a little nervous for what they may find. So if you could please keep us in your prayers I would greatly appreciate it. I'm praying that Bennett is growing properly for gestational age, his heart looks better if not the same (just not worse!) and that there are no other issues that show up such as Duodenal Atresia or I don't know something strange like excess fluid.

I will be asking the doctors about a delivery time for Bennett because my regular OB suggested that sometimes babies with heart defects are taken by c-section a little earlier and he wanted to see me soon after tomorrow's appointment to see what the specialists think about this. Early meaning around 37 weeks as opposed to 39 weeks. Oh, and please pray the girls cooperate- Mike will be with me but I would like him to be able to stay in the room with me and not have to walk Harper up and down halls.

On a side note Harper threw up all over her car seat yesterday-it's going in the trash because it's in every nook and cranny and this car seat is practically nailed shut as far as getting to the straps to wash them. We had just left Sephora, where I finally got to get my Bare Minerals makeup that I was desperately needing and Harper just let it all out (thank the Lord it wasn't in Sephora-how embarrassing!!), I looked back and Ainsley was covering her mouth looking as if she was going to puke just watching Harper. Rather funny I must say, but I urged Ainsley to look away because I could not take Harper covered in it and then Ainsley covered in it just because she has an easy gag reflex! So hopefully Harper is not sick-she was fine after that and has been a little cranky but no throw up. Ainsley's teachers asked how Harper was today when I picked Ainsley up because apparently she announced to everyone that her sister threw up every where yesterday-great.


  1. Praying that there are no changes ... or better changes, if any! Try not to be nervous ... everything will work out fine! Easy for me to say, right? Good to hear doc wants to take him at 37 weeks ... I think that is a great plan.

  2. I will be praying for you! I had a lot of ultrasounds with Joel as well. They were worried about his heart. There was always some fluid around it and that made them think there was a problem (in the end his heart was fine).

    I understand the anxiety that leads up to the ultrasound appointments. I hated going to them. I was a wreck and I always found the technicians and doctors to be so gloomy.

    Hang in there! God will give you all the strength and comfort you need to get through anything. He is in control!

  3. I will be praying for you! I remember the anxiety that would come before going to ultrasound appointments with Joel. We went to quite a few. He had some fluid around his heart that they were concerned about (in the end his heart was fine).

    Hang in there! God will give you the comfort and strength that you need to get through anything. He is in control!

  4. We will be praying for you too! I hope things look great tomorrow. I know how hard it is to relax. I never did with my appointments with Matthew and now with this pregnancy but I do try....I think:) Looking forward to hearing a good report.

  5. We'll be praying that the appointment goes well!

  6. Adrienne,
    I am following over from Bethany's blog. I am concerned about taking little boy at 37 weeks. Yes, that is full term but from my experience (NICU nurse), the heart defects that Bennett has does not warrent for an early delivery??

    Praying that all goes well for you. You get to see Bennett yet again! You lucky ducky--LOL!! That, in itself, is exciting! Oh, and don't be nervous. I can't imagine that they'd find anything new.

  7. Hi there, I just found your blog and wanted to wish you all the best. Our third child Luke was born in Jan 2008 and happens to have DS. He is a fabulous wee man and just slots into the family. His milestones are a little delayed, but he is doing so well. He has a hole in his heart which will need surgery when he is older, but he is a very well boy and a total treasure. We didn't know until he was 36 hours old that he had DS, and so I can only imagine what you are going through. But know that Bennett will bring you unimaginable joy- every new skill will be such a celebration! Feel free to check out my blog- life is very normal for us- even if we are a world away. I will be following your progress.

    PS I had a normal delivery for Luke and it went perfectly- try not to worry :)

  8. I am thinking of you today! Good luck and update us when you can.


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