Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I finally had my ultrasound this morning, and it turned out to be a bit more than we expected. There is only one baby, which is nice to hear, but I could tell the ultrasonographer was spending a lot of time looking at the baby's heart. She left and a doctor came in to talk to us and said she wanted to look some more. She said that in some pictures it looked like there was a shadow in the top right chamber of the heart. This could be nothing more than a shadow from the machine or the way the baby is laying, but she had me schedule an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist up at Primary Children's where they will do an echocardiogram on the baby's heart to make sure there is not a growth in the heart . She kept saying not to worry about it, but it's hard not to. She said all 4 chambers are developed and blood is flowing and draining correctly and looks great. And in some shots she didn't see a shadow at all and in others she did. So anywho, Jan 22 we go see the specialist. Also, this is a stubborn baby and would not cooperate so the doctor could not get a shot of the umbilical cord going into the belly so I have to come back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound with them to try again. Good thing we have good insurance is all I have to say. We were strong and did not find out the sex of the baby, but she wrote it on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope which is sitting in my purse. It is taking all the strength I have not to look at it. I am giving it to Janet so if you want to know and promise not to spill the beans to Tim or I you can contact her!

baby bump- 23 weeks

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