13 December 2012

36 Weeks and Counting

Today I had my last appointment with our cardiologist before we see her again following baby's arrival.  She had some pretty awesome news for us!  No, the heart defect hasn't miraculously corrected itself, but this may have been the next best thing!  We've learned over the last few months that baby's heart has a mild imbalance, which had been potentially putting him at risk of eventually needing a single ventricle repair - a less than ideal fix.  Also, there has been a slight regurgitation with one of his valves, not something that we've been overly concerned about, but have been monitoring nonetheless.  Both of these issues looked much better today!  While his heart is still presenting some imbalance, it's evened out some.. to the point that a two ventricle repair should be feasible and the regurgitation was not visible during today's echo!  Wonderful news!

Following the echo, I had an appointment with our perinatologist.  Today, we completed another ultrasound and we learned that the baby has gained almost 2 pounds since our previous ultrasound a month ago, with him now having an estimated weight of 5 pounds, 8 ounces!  This should put him on track to weigh between 6.5 and 7 pounds at birth! 

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