April, 21st 2008 - Baby Update

Hey everyone. We want to thank everyone again for all of their kind words, thoughts, & prayers. They have meant the world to us!

We heard back from the doctor late this afternoon & we are once again in shock. For now at least, it is a happy shock. It appears that the initial results from the amniocentesis came back normal. That means that it is 98% accurate that the baby will not have Down's Syndrome, Trisomy 13 or 18, X or Y. The full results won't be back for 10-14 days but we are happy with what we have heard so far. Of course, there is still no explanation for why the baby is growing 2-3 weeks behind schedule or if there may be a heart or bowel defect. We are getting scheduled for a fetal echocardiogram for possibly late this week. The cardiologist will examine the baby's heart more in depth & hopefully we can get some more answers after that. We will then have our routine doctor visit & a follow up level 2 ultrasound on May 8th. We are praying that the baby will have grown a lot more by then. When we had the ultrasound last week the doctor mentioned that I had a thick placenta so I asked a few more questions about that today. It seems that the baby may not be getting the nutrients that it needs because the placenta is so thick. If that is the case the baby may come much sooner than expected if it goes into any kind of distress & will have a decent chance to live on the outside or if I start to become affected. Again, we are praying that it doesn't have to come down to that either. We are hoping that this baby will just be as stubborn as I am & will be healthy & happy! LOL We are certainly not out of the woods yet & feel that all of the prayers have brought us a miracle. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts & prayers & we will continue to update everyone as we know more.

Oh, one last thing. We were able to find out the sex of the baby. We were so thankful & excited by the news that we had to call the doctor back to find out what we were having. As it turns out, we will be welcoming a little girl into our family. Her name will be Kayleigh Anne Freeman. Kaye is Adam's mother's middle name, Leigh is my middle name, & Ann is my mother's middle name. As you can see we dropped the A from Patti's name & added it to my mom's middle name. So, it has meaning with a few modifications. LOL

Thank you all again for everything that you have done for us. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives!

Aimee & Adam

1 comment:

jennie said...

God bless you both,i am a mother of 2 babys that came early but not as ealry as she did, but i know the stress of it all and your in my prayiers every day, stay strong shes looking great the more she grows, please keep us all up todate on her, as to those saying bad things, forget them they cant even walk a block in ur shoes, be strong and kiss her for us who think of her. jen