"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD." Ps 31:24
Friday, May 16, 2008
That's right! Yesterday Kyle and I went to the Dr. for my 19 week check up and they did a very thorough ultrasound. Dr. Frields is very confident that in less than five months we will be the proud parents of a precious baby girl! We couldn't be more excited to welcome Suzie Lorraine Sanderson (named after both of our moms) into our lives in October.
One thing you can be praying for is that while everything else looked great, Dr. Frields did notice that there is a possible Ventricular Septal Defect in Suzie's heart. It is a very small hole that goes between the two chambers of the heart. He didn't have the greatest angle so he wants to check next time. He said that it is not uncommon and most of the time these holes just close on their own. If he sees it more clearly on the next ultrasound he is going to refer me to an echocardiologist just to follow up. If they do deteremine there is a VSD and it doesn't close on it's own, he said that it is very treatable and nothing to worry about...(but I think being tempted to worry comes with the territory of being a mom!) Dr. Frields said there is nothing they can do to treat it while she is in the womb, and they would just wait until she is born and monitor her from there. Again, it may close on it's own or it may be too small to affect her in any way. Or, they would have to operate somewhere down the line, which he said is the most basic of heart surgerys and again, nothing to be too concerned about. But please pray for us and for Suzie! We know she is in the best care in the world...our heavenly Father's care! He loves her more than we ever will and we want to grow in our faith and trust of Him.
I'll post a belly shot soon. I really am getting big!
Kyle and I were married on November 11, 2006. Our precious daughter Suzie Lorraine was born on July 18, 2008, three months before her due date. We have seen God's love so much, especially these past several months. We praise Him for all His many gifts, but most of all for sending His Son to die for our sins.