Saturday, January 25, 2014

31 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Oh!  How I look at this face and just want to cry tears of joy.  How precious is he?


This ultrasound was taken last Thursday at our Perinatologist appointment.  He is my little trooper. According to the ultrasound, I have scar tissue on my uterus that has formed a bridge over my cervix. At this point, he is unable to move any of his body parts below the scar tissue and is sitting horizontally.  This makes us both very uncomfortable and most likely we will have to plan for a c-section.

We also found out that our little guy's left kidney is still enlarged.  We have been referred to a specialist at Children's hospital.  Once he is born, he will receive antibiotics and an ultrasound to determine what the next steps are.

I've been worried and scared on so many different levels since this ultrasound.  I'm scared of surgery and recovery.  And I'm worried about what this means for our innocent, baby boy.  But I also know there are blessings in every situation.

If the scar tissue wasn't found, I can't even imagine the long and painful labor I would endure.  And if the swelling of our baby's kidney wasn't found, we would bring this little guy home and be at a loss for what could be wrong.  I am so thankful that these issues were detected early.

Even though we live thousands of miles away from family and  most of our friends, they have surrounded me with encouraging thoughts and prayers that has reminded me of God's truths.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27


11 comments:

  1. My 5 year old was diagnosed with kidney issues in utero. It's odd, I quit giving him antibiotics and he's never had any infections. I hope your little one does just as well!

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    1. Thank you for sharing Judi. I'm hoping that we won't have to do antibiotics for long and can do something more natural instead.

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  2. Praying for you and your baby boy, may God guide you and carry you through this difficult part of your journey! ~Zi

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    1. Thank you, Zi! That means so much to me.

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  3. He is very precious~! God's greatest gift <3
    May his kidney heal without any complications and God bless you with a healthy bouncing baby boy.
    Bless you both.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Rhonda!

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  4. Oh what a sweet little guy! I am 30 weeks myself!

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  5. I like your positive attitude about being able to address issues now that could cause more serious complications later. Hope all goes well moving forward, and recovering from a C-section ain't all bad. Having not had the experience of recovering from a natural labor, I couldn't say if it were longer or shorter but within 2 weeks, I was ready to get back to helping around the house - bathing J, doing dishes, etc.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! That is encouraging to hear.

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  6. I know several people who have discovered abnormalities with an ultrasound (for the baby) that have resolved themselves on their own. Hoping that is the case for you!

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