Bless the Lord my soul! You have ALL lightened the burden of this heavy time. Thank you and again, THANK YOU!
I wanted to give you a little update because things are always changing, being revealed and discerned. Yesterday, I went to Grand Junction for weekly monitoring with my Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor, who is also just a few weeks less pregnant than I. She is very compassionate and has sat on our side of the seats in a MFM office when her first was born with a Spina Bifida. She is a wonderful advocate and caregiver. She oversaw the appointment, which I am going to proclaim carried good news. Though nothing has changed with the baby's heart condition, baby performed 8/8 things well during its bio physical profile. Baby shows wonderful breathing and all other system to be healthy. There has been a decrease in the Poly Hydramnios or over abundance of amniotic fluid. This is great and I hope it continues to trend in the correct direction, thus limiting intervention or unnecessary early contractions.
Last week we elected for a maternal blood draw and paternal cheek swab to see if we would also be facing a genetic disorder or micro deletion disease. We got the clean bill of health from that, so God willing, there's no additional special care to anticipate. Of course, that very complete sheet of blood work also revealed the gender, so I declined to take the handoff. We are assured of one incredible surprise when we meet this Baby Peace to learn if we have a son or daughter!
I just want to praise Our Lord who keeps all my sufferings in check as I muddle through this experience! On Good Friday, I cannot but feel that my sufferings are only but a drop in the bucket. Today, I invite you to immerse yourself in contemplation of the greatest gift ever, the life of the Son of God, given for us. I will rest in Him...