I traveled back up to U of M yesterday for another fetal ECHO. Since the last one was great, I wasn't as nervous this time, but there is always that shadow of doubt that enters your mind. Once again, we received good new that the baby's heart looks great!
I added a link with some good information on cystic hygromas to the right if you are interested. I have had alot of questions in regards to our early prenatal findings and what we might be in store for. This was the info we were given in the beginning. As I read through it again, I am in awe of our good fortune and blessing at how things have been unfolding. When we were told at our 10 week ultrasound of the increased nuchal fold and then when it developed into a cystic hygroma, the Dr's had painted a very grim picture for us. Truthfully, although we intended on carrying this baby as long as God had intended, we were preparing for the worst. When our chromosome test came back normal we knew our chances were better, but never did we expect the hygroma would resolve and as of now we would have a healthy baby with no other anomalies detected. This was one of the reasons in that we had decided to keep the gender a secret. With Noah we told both the gender and the name which left so much emphasis on his birth defect and the unknown of his future. Keeping this little secret this time around has allowed us to focus on more than the tests, specialists, and fear of the unknown. Yesterday has added even more confirmation that in just 12 short weeks we will be welcoming a new baby into the world with one of the only fears being....how in the heck am I going to keep my sanity with 3 kids!!