So I disappeared there for a while, but I’m back now.
Last August I wrote about how B and I were finally open to the idea of a second child. I had made finally made peace with the last pregnancy and was overjoyed at the prospect of mommyhood round two.
Yep, we are expecting again.
This pregnancy is different from my last go around. Yes, I am experiencing morning sickness but the weight loss hasn’t been as dramatic, no IVs, and for that I am thankful.
But, with this pregnancy, we are facing another challenge, the potential that the baby might have unforeseen medical issues. Since doctors already knew I was a high risk patient, we had a very thorough sonogram at the hospital and there, the technician caught something. In a “normal pregnancy,” the baby’s umbilical chord has two veins and one artery, but we were told that our baby’s umbilical chord only has one vein and one artery. It doesn’t mean that there will be issues, but doctors were sure to lay out a plethora of “could be/worst case scenarios ” that had me more than a little freaked out.
The bottom line is, we don’t know. We don’t know how this will effect the baby’s development, but we are praying for positive results in that upcoming fetal echocardiogram and for his/her heart and kidney development when we do a follow-up sonogram in a little over three weeks.
UPDATE: We welcomed another healthy child into the world May 2014. We are so blessed.