As some of you already know, Dave and I are expecting a little one in June and recently learned that we’re having a girl! We are both excited beyond belief with this news!
Because I’m no longer a spring chicken, my doctor recommended having a Level 2 Ultrasound at week 20. We did and the High Risk OB doctor found a few indications for slow growth. Our baby has a 2-vessel umbilical cord at the edge of the placenta that is straight instead of coiled. She also has a cysts on her brain but those typically disappear by week 24-28. Both the Quad Screen and Harmony tests came back negative so it doesn’t appear that she has any chromosomal abnormalities.
Like every new mom, I’ve been googling a lot which typically leads to many horror stories about similar conditions but our doctor will keep a watch on her growth with monthly ultrasound growth scans. If she doesn’t grow enough between weeks 28-32, we may deliver a few weeks early so that they can provide her better nutrition than what she can get in the womb.
I tend to worry a lot normally so I’m asking that you keep our family in your prayers these next few months for strength, calmness and the birth of a healthy baby girl.