Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby Update

Yesterday was a nerve racking day for Chuck and I. I had my first appointment with the perinatologist. He's a high risk pregnancy doctor and because I'm carrying twins it's pretty typical I was asked to go to see him. The appointment started off really well. We had an ultrasound and everything was looking good. Baby A who we named Lucy awhile ago, was head down. Her sister Baby B, who we've named Hazel was breech with her bum sitting on Lucy's head. This made it really difficult for the doctor to get a good look at Lucy. The doctor spent a long time examining Lucy's heart and eventually he told us he couldn't see all the parts that should be there. Chuck could explain this part a lot better than I can. Anyway, my initial reaction was total panic. My younger brother died when he was 8 days old of a heart defect. The doctor assured me that this was not the problem with our baby. That was a relief.
The nurse told us she would schedule us an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist hopefully this Friday. If not we will have to wait until the following Friday which seems like cruel and unusual punishment to me.
I think Chuck and I were both a little more optimistic when we first found out this news yesterday. We are trying to have faith while still preparing ourselves for the worst.
I have an appointment tomorrow with my OB, so I'm hoping he passes along anything that might be helpful right now.
Yesterday morning before any of this happened I was talking to my mom about how blessed I have felt lately. Before I found out I was pregnant I had an eerie feeling that something big was going to happen. I think I start feeling this way whenever things get a little too easy. I kept imagining someone in the family dying, (mostly my parents or Chuck's parents, sorry guys.) So when I realized we were having twins my fears of death and disaster we gone. The truth is Heavenly Father always accompanies blessings along with our trials. Having Jack was probably the most difficult thing I've ever done but it has been by far my greatest blessing. I know that no matter what we find out about our daughter, our Heavenly Father will be there for us.


thetallgrl said...

Miss Lucy (and you guys) will be in our prayers. I'll include her in my fast on Sunday, too. I'm sure it will all work out fine!

The Reynolds said...

Hope everything comes out OK. You're in our thoughts and prayers. We worry for 9 months while we're pregnant and think it will get better when they get here and then we worry about different things. Let me know if you need anything.

I also love that Hazel is already teasing her sister and sitting on her head. I thought Jack would be the first to do that. :) He may have to learn a few things from his little sisters.