"Seek God's hand in everything to increase your confidence" -Seester
"She is ours" -Scott
Well today we got some answers. I am very grateful for the peace and strength we felt while at the specialist's office. So baby girl has fluid in body cavities that it shouldn't be in. Like in her skin tissue and between her lungs and the cavity. She also has a large amount of liquid behind her head. So her condition is called Hydrops and the liquid behind her head is called a Cystic Hygroma. So we had a really great ultrasound and baby was moving and waving 'hi'. My favorite is the picture of her little leg sticking straight up. And at one point her little legs were crossed. She's just hanging out. Doctor said she doesn't feel any pain and she isn't uncomfortable. Anyways, the doctor said that most babies with Hydrops are either born early or they don't make it. She said she has had a few who have made it, but they have a very difficult time after birth. So there's a couple possibilities as to what caused this--the most likely being a genetic problem. So we have an amniocentesis scheduled for next Tuesday and it should hopefully give us more answers. We'r hoping to learn if it's something genetic, and if it is, what it is. They said the main possibilities are Down's Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, or Trisomy 18 or 13. There is a 15% chance that our baby is totally fine. So after the testing, we should know pretty conclusively what's going on. The doctor said there isn't anything they can do, but the genetic testing will help us get more answers and give information to the doctors to know how to treat the baby and what we can prepare for. The whole staff was just amazing and we felt so much more calm and at ease. We were extremely sad, and like the doctor said, it's kind of the worst news she could give us, but we decided that keeping the bigger picture in mind (from my blessing) was going to be very important. Having that perspective has brought us so much confidence. Knowing that no matter what, she is our daughter, and knowing that whatever happens is supposed to happen helps us let go of some of that control and feel at ease. I've cried more times than I know today, and I can only imagine how much harder it will get. But Scott has been amazing. If I had to have this trial, I'm grateful to have him to go through it with. And baby girl has an important plan.