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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Baby girl update

Well I have 4.5 weeks left until my due date. I cant believe it is getting so close. I am so anxious to meet this little girl. We had another ultrasound on Friday and she is still looking great. She was measuring in about 5 lbs 3 oz. She is growing right on target and looking good still. One thing the doctors did notice was something called ecogenic bowel where around her bowl it is a little bit brighter. This is common in cystic fibrosis babies. This can mean that at birth she may have a blockage in her bowel and she may not be able to poop on her own. If this is the case she will have to have a procedure done up at at Primary Childrens so they can attempt to unblock her bowel. If that doesnt work then they would need to perform surgery. I am trying not to think to hard about this as it sounds scary and is somewhat stressful. I am however trying to prepare myself in case it comes to that. They usually let the baby try for 2 days on their own if she isnt able to poop by the second day then thats when they will do the transport. I have been in contact with many CF parents who have had to do this and it seems like it usually works out with the procedure rather than needing surgery if it actually comes to that. Either way I am praying for poop I know that sounds crazy but I am hoping thats how it works out. Not for my sake but for the boys.. the childrens hospital is scary for them and ties to not so good memories. Whatever happens we will walk them through this but id rather not have to go down that road. If we have to we will and we will pray that all works out for the best! Aside from this minor set back we may experience everything else is looking really good. She is still super active and cute as can be! On Tuesday I was my regular ob and he checked me I am dialated to a 2 and 60% effaced. Now I know that doenst mean anything other than the process has started but it sure makes it more real that this is coming and its coming soon!! We are so blessed to be adding this sweet baby to our family and I cant wait to see her sweet face. We are ready and praying that all will go well!! If you dont mind shoot a few prayers our way as well. To many prayers never did hurt :). Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. We cant wait to have this sweet baby in our arms!


Krissy said...

I cannot wait for you to have this baby girl! They are so much fun! She is going to be such a blessed little girl to have four big brothers looking over her whether in heaven or earth. She is going to be taken care of. Praying for you friend!

KW said...

Prayers sent your way! Can't wait to see pictures of your precious girl!! I bet you can't wait to meet her.

Ryan.Kendra.Makenzie.Tracker said...

Praying all the time for you guys. You are so strong Brigette. I am so thankful to have you in my life so I can learn a thing or two about what an amazing Mum looks like. You have the most incredible love for your kids. I love it.

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