March 28, 2013

Baby Grace in 3-D at 26 Weeks

Today we had an appointment with the perinatologist. This is actually only the third time we've seen him and I was especially dreading this appointment because, for us, this is where it all started. This is where our lives got turned upside down.

I always have trepidation in my heart before appointments because I'm just so afraid of bad news. As I was driving in to the parking lot, I asked God for his peace and, quite simply, for good news.

And it was nothing but good news!

Besides her obvious heart abnormalities, everything else looks very good, according to the doctor. Her heart rate was 67 today. That's stable, which is what we want. Her organs looked great, as did her brain and spinal cord. And he said that there is no sign of heart failure!

You have to remember - this is where it started. This is where he told us at 16 weeks that Grace was already exhibiting signs of heart failure and that "her chances for life weren't very good." We can only attribute this to God's healing hand. Thank you, Lord.

She was very, very active. This tech made the same kind of comments as our other ultrasound tech - she's busy and not very cooperative. :) But the doctor said that's exactly what they want to see because babies in distress don't move very much. I love her kicks and punches and rolls and I especially love to see it on the big screen.

And now for some updated pictures.

Introducing Baby Grace at 26 weeks in 3-D!

(Did you bring your glasses?)

Side view of her arm, leg, and baby bum.

Her perfect hand and fingers.

Thanking Jesus today for the bright spots in this journey and for the answers to prayer along the way.


  1. Praise the Lord! Amazing news :) Keep going strong baby Grace--we are praying for you!

  2. She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Praising God! Keep up the good work Mama and know that we are continuing to pray! :-)

    1. Jen, you're so sweet! So thankful to have you alongside in this journey. :)

  3. She is perfect! Praying for continued total healing for her! God is so capable! You're family is so strong.

    1. Thanks, Jen. I don't feel strong, but I do feel reliant on Jesus and HE'S strong. :)

  4. I love the wonderful 3D pictues. She is so pretty. Praying for you and your family and I hope you find a sense of peace on your trip to Seattle. If you like hamburger's try a little spot called Eagans :0) They make pretty good milkshakes too. Raygen just turned two last weekend and doing great, your HLHS girl will do the same. Girls are tough, just like their mamma's :)
    Praying for you in Washington.
    Erin and Raygen