I won't keep anyone else in suspense I will say what we know and leave it at that. Our baby (who very well may be a boy now) has a stomach, has a bladder, has one kidney and a little bit of fluid. This has all been confirmed. Our doctor is shocked he cannot explain it. Really I kept wanting to say, don't explain it, God's miracles don't need explaining. The power of prayer does not need an explanation, just belief, hope and faith which we have always had and continue to have. What this means, well were not sure. We go back Friday for an ultrasound then a follow up with our high risk OB and then on Tuesday we go back for the FDC clinic again with another ultrasound and a team meeting in the afternoon to make a plan. If things stay the same and there is still everything next Tuesday I will be admitted to the hospital until I deliver. We will be delivering c-section regardless of the outcome of the baby as I now have a full placenta previa. We will be delivering by 36 weeks if not earlier (September 1st) So what does all of this mean? Well God most certainly heard our prayers and now we are praying that during the critical 16-22 weeks for lung development there was some fluid, enough to get the lung cells to start developing because now the main concern is hypoplastic lungs. The hard thing with that is we won't know until the baby is born how the lungs are so we have to wait. If there is still a bit of fluid we are going to do the steroid shots while I am in the hospital to help the baby as much as we can. So if everything is the same next Tuesday into the hospital I go and now not only will they take my health into consideration but they will start thinking about the baby. God is showing us our miracle baby, I pray he continues to heal our Sweet Pea. By the way, this time the tech thought it was a boy so we really do not know what we are having now and long before we thought we knew the sex of the baby it's nickname was Sweet Pea so back to Sweet Pea we go. If our baby is born and lives her name will still be Matea Faith, if it is a boy his name will be Jacob Tiberius Emmanuel. If the baby is born living and can survive she/he will most likely be in the NICU for awhile unless God heals our baby completely. Our baby may need an oxygen tank if the lungs have not fully developed but with God's guidance we will cross that bridge when we get there.
I am so overwhelmed today I don't even know what to think. My husband and I did not sleep last night so we are both exhausted. It was a long day filled with hope and good news but I still cannot process everything going on. I think next Tuesday we will know more and until then I am taking it easy and drinking lots of water, preparing my husband to be at home by himself for a few weeks. I will do anything for this baby but I am sure going to miss my husband and kitties (though my husband will be with me at the hospital most of the time) We will continue to fight for out Sweet Pea and give our baby the best chance possible. We love our baby so much and pray God continues to heal our Sweet Pea. Our prayer now, for God to continue to let our Sweet Pea's kidney function and now more importantly please God let our Sweet Pea's lungs develop. We are so blessed and thankful at the miracle you have given us so far and pray that you continue to heal our baby.