Sunday, July 12, 2009
I received the results of the amnio today and the baby does have Down's Syndrome. I am disappointed of course but also really ok, and just ready to be this baby's mother whatever that may entail. As far as everything else, it is pretty clear that he will need the intestinal surgery sometime after birth. His heart and other organs all look good so that should be a great benefit when it comes time for the surgery. My fluid levels continue to increase (up to almost 32cm now) but the high risk Dr. said that it shouldn't necessarily make me go early. He said I would just be really uncomfortable and would feel like I was having twins (smile out to you Shannon!). They are going to try to get me as close to full term as possible. Next up is logistical planning for after the birth and just more monitoring. Thank you all for your prayers and please continue to pray that my family stays focused on God's will and that we can bear witness to the good that can come from doing what He asks of us.