Today has seemed like such a looooong day.
Not sure why, it just has.
We are overwhelmed beyond words for God's love, grace and protection/health of our little boy.
During the sono this morning they still found the same spot that was seen at the previous sono. We saw it this time too, last time we couldn't see anything wrong.
Today it was obvious. There was a little white spot on the screen after his little left ventricle pumps. As the doctor spent quite a bit of time looking him over, head to toe, all his little organs and looking for any other markers that would indicate any chromosomal defects (i.e. down syndrome-which doesn't run in either side of our families but with a heart marker like they saw, that can be an indication of down syndrome) he feels that what is going on in his heart will heal itself and there won't be a need to deliver in Wichita or Kansas Ciy and no need for any surgery. By birth the spot they're seeing now will mostly like be non-existant and he probably won't need a sono of his heart after birth unless the pediatrician hears something abnormal. He offered us the option of having an amniocentesis done in the office today to have a full genetic panel done. We declined since there is a 1 in 200 chance of miscarrying after an amnio is done...and the thought of a needle going into my abdomen, through my skin, muslces, uterus and then being so close to my baby and putting him at a harmful risk didn't sound too appealing to us.
We knew delivering in Wichita might be an option but had no idea KC would be.
The doctor said that some women he's seen, he has to send over to KC because the babies need a neonatal heart surgeon immediately after birth which there isn't one here in Wichita.
After hearing that, we feel beyond blessed for such a healthy baby.
We've become more excited throughout today and will hopefully enjoy the rest of the pregnancy a lot more then we have been the past month.
I just can't wrap my brain around how gracious our God is.
How such a heavy burden has been lifted from our chests.
That a situation that could have been so scary and harmful has seemed to be improved and how drawn to God I feel. When we got in the car after the appointment and were driving home how perfect it was that every song, the whole way home, had a theme to it that God has created all things and how deserving of my praise's He is.
My personal goal is to continue to grow deeper with God through His word, frequent communication (prayer) and finding ways to actively praise God for big and small blessings on a daily basis. Thank you SOOO much for all of your prayers and encouraging notes with verses to help us. We are a part of an amazing body of Christ and have witnessed HIS hands and feet the past several weeks! Bless you!