After a little over a week of anticipation, we finally recieved our amniocentisis results. We are relieved to announce that our results came back normal. In otherwords, there shouldn't be any other deformities or fatal problems with our baby. What an answer to prayer!
At our last appointment, the ultrasound showed straight legs and normal looking feet which is good news. However, the fluid in our baby's ventricles increased. Normally a baby will have ventricles measuring 10mm and under. Our baby's ventricles are measuring 14mm and 19mm. Fluid build up in the ventricles can occur from hydrocephalus which needs to be treated with a shunt. It was disappointing to receive this news, however it still does not indicate that a shunt will for sure be needed. So far they are still planning on doing the initial back surgery and then will monitor the ventricles in the brain for hydrocephalus. Please pray that the fluid will reduce and that a shunt won't be needed.
Last week we went to our C section class. It feels great gaining more and more information on what to expect on our big day. We're also going to be touring the hospital and meeting with NICU people. Our friends, Leigh and Andy, have already visited Spectrum and felt great about the people and facility. We we're glad to hear that and are eager to see it for ourselves.
Our nursery finally has a crib thanks to Nate's mom:) It's starting to come together but we still have a lot to do in preparation for our baby. This last month is going extremely fast; we hope we'll be ready for the 6th!