Friday, September 24, 2010

A Scary Scary Day

Dear Munchkin,

Today has been a very scary day for your Dad and I.  Today I went for our followup ultrasound since you wouldn't cooperate and show the technician your heart at the last ultrasound.

Today we found out that you have a little problem with your heart.  We are so scared for you.  You seem to have a congenital heart defect called the transposition of the great vessels.

It looks like you're going to have an operation soon after you're born and we really don't want you to have to go through it.  But it has to be done if we want to keep you with us.

We don't know all the details yet, but we will next week.  I hope that it won't be too hard on you.  And we will be with you every step of the way.



Friday, September 17, 2010

Munchkin's First Kicks

So for the past week or so I've been getting those little "Flutters" they tell you that you feel before you really feel your baby moving around in there. 

But last night as I went to bed last night, I was lying there and felt a distinct kick. It was quite nifty. There were a couple more of them before little munchkin settled down for the night. 

It was cool.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Big Ultrasound

Wednesday we had our "Big" Ultrasound. It was pretty cool. My hubby got to see the whole thing. I only got to see a bit at the end. Funny, the walk in ultrasound place I went to had a screen for me to watch. Mount Sinai doesn't seem to.

We do have a bit of an uncooperative baby though. Munchkin wouldn't let them get a good picture of the heart. So I have to go back in a couple of weeks to see if they can get a better look. All sorts of poking and prodding wouldn't move baby.
Other than that all the scans came back awesome. And they're certain the heart should be fine too, they just didn't get the view they wanted.