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.