Wednesday, November 17, 2010

fetal echocardiogram (and I'm at 22!)

this is randomly Tommy's fave preggo picture of me - perhaps it's because I'm wearing the H&M top he picked out :-)

Today my belly will get slathered up in blue jelly for another ultrasound.  But this ultrasound makes me a little nervous...we will be examining the chambers, valves and vessels of our little girl's heart via a miraculous test called a fetal echocardiogram.  As I sit here and write this my eyes are getting a teeny bit watery, and I am nervous.

My hubby's little brother was born with serious congenital heart malformations and has undergone numerous open heart surgeries, many while he was a baby and small kiddo.  Thankfully, his brother is doing well and hasn't had complications in years.  Yet, because of this family history, we have decided to investigate the heart of our lil one....just in case we need to make arrangements for a delivery at a specialty hospital. 



Wish our little family blessings of good health friends.  We appreciate it.

9 comments:

  1. Sending lots of happy thoughts your way lovely. Everything will be fine. Lots of love xx

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  2. Sending warm thoughts and prayers!

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  3. Good for you for taking the precaution!
    Wishing you well...

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  4. andy loves the tops he picks out for me best too!

    Sending prayers your way!

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  5. Bless you all.

    Did you change your hair color?

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  6. @ Lori - sure did...I wanted to erase the wedding highlight and go back to my dark blond. the stylist assured me this non-permanent brown would end up my normal color but getting rid of the blond. So far, I'm not convinced. I've never been a brunette before!!

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  7. I love plaid...and I'm a fan of H&M too. Do you have one near you in NY?

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  8. You are so cute. And I am hoping that the echo went well. And just read a newer post, Marcella is my mama's name. Is it the name you have picked?

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