Wednesday, June 19, 2013
the skinny at 32 weeks
so today was the long-awaited ultrasound. we've been waiting with expectation for this appointment since our last appointment, april 4. you might remember at that last ultrasound, the doctor confirmed that silas' abdominal organs are on the opposite side of normal. everything below his diaphragm is flipped. he checked for any heart defects then and found none, but did note that his intestines looked a little lighter than normal on the scan. everything else looked great, and we felt so blessed leaving that appointment with such good news (considering some of the things we could have expected).
so we went in today with our arsenal of questions ready and praying that our little guy would still look great on the ultrasound. and he did! his heart was perfect with no defects. the doctor said that if there was something wrong, we would have been able to see it today. his stomach measured right on average which indicates that his GI system is working well. his intestines looked perfect with no obstructions or signs of dilation. everything is hooked up the way it should be! he is in the 30% percentile for size so he won't be huge but he is following the path of his parents and brothers, ha!
when we asked the doctor about his spleen, the doctor felt that because there were no other complications that he would likely have a normal spleen, just on the incorrect side.
the doctor even went so far to say that we should consider this a normal pregnancy and a normal baby, other than his flipped organs of course!!!
we asked him his opinion of what should take place after silas is born, and he said there was no need really of taking him to the children's hospital for an evaluation. he referred us to seeking our pediatrician's advice and wisdom on silas' care after birth. we couldn't believe our ears! john and i were not looking forward to making a trip to the hospital after me giving birth and having to make lots of really important decisions regarding our baby at such an emotional and mentally exhausting time.
so that's the skinny on our really great appointment today. silas was breech today, but i noticed that he just flipped this way a couple of days ago, and i feel sure with the way he moves around like a crazy man, that he will flip back to the head down position soon.
thanks for praying for us and for our little guy silas jack! we are praising Jesus!