August 18, 2008
Baby Chisholm Update
I had an appointment with my OB today and, though everything is fine, we need your prayers very much right now and as my due date gets closer. At the last appointment the doctor heard an irregularity in the baby's heart beat, but she said that it wasn't a big deal, not to worry about it, that most people occasionally have them. Well, the irregularity (or arrhythmia) was still there today. So Dr. Buckner decided to do an ultrasound to see if there is anything irreuglar in or around the heart. So we did the ultrasound and looked at everything--the heart, the blood flow, the umbilical cord, the aorta and other major arteries--and it all looked fine. She said that when the baby is born and goes from getting all oxygen from me to breathing on its own the arrhythmia should correct itself. If it doesn't, then we'll do an eco-cardiogram to see what's going on, and the baby may have to be on medicine for a little while. She said that there is no need to see a specialist or to do more tests right now because everything looks fine. Dr. Buckner was really great and she made me feel much better. So today was pretty scary for us, thankfully everything is OK and will most likely be fine the rest of the pregnancy and delivery. Please be praying for us though--that we will completely rely on God for our comfort and strength no matter what, and that we would truly seek HIS will and not our own. And of course pray for our little baby, that he or she would be protected and healthy and be born without any complications--that the irregularity would go away on its own before delivery or at that time or soon after.
Some more positives are that I got to see the baby again today which was fun--we didn't venture down to see if it's a girl or boy--but I saw that it has a good bit of hair, and it was moving around like crazy! Also, he/she is in a good postion. The head is down and facing my spine which is the best position for delivery and he/she probably won't move in the next few weeks, so that's great! The sonogram tech said that he/she probably weighs about 5 pounds 13 ounces right now and usually babies gain about 1/2 a pound per week toward the end--so we could have a BIG baby! :)
Thank you so much for all of your prayers!