Unexpected Thanksgiving

Cristine-

Hi all!

Just wanted to give a quick update. Our pregnancy journey has been one filled with many ups and downs. Just like our TTC journey, I shouldn’t have expected anything less.

After the testing came back with a possible marker for Down Syndrome, we have been getting ultrasounds regularly. Three weeks ago, the doctor told us that the baby was small for his age and that the umbilical cord was being pinched somewhere which is causing the baby to work too hard to get blood flow and necessary nutrients. We had to go in for another ultrasound on Tuesday to see if the baby had improved any and after the scan the doctor sent us up to labor and delivery right away.

So here I am at 27 weeks in Labor and Delivery and this will be our now home until baby graces us with his beautiful, little presence. The doctors and staff are hoping to get us to 34 weeks but that can change at any moment. For now it’s constant monitoring and daily ultrasounds to make sure the little Buckaroo doesn’t go into stress.

But for now, the doctors are really happy with the progress he’s making. They all say he’s a little fighter and a bit stubborn. Which makes me quite proud I must say!

This is not how I intended to spend my Thanksgiving but I am so beyond grateful they were able to catch this before it turned into something worse. That is what I’m trying to focus on and not be depressed by my surroundings for the next couple of months. Just hoping he can stay inside for as long as possible.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!