Not sure if I've updated about baby stuff lately. We've picked a name. Anthony. I had my 20 week ultrasound, it was cool to see him moving all over the place. It took forever. I was in there for over an hour. I was so tired that day that I was a little oblivious. At the end of the ultrasound the tech said my doctor would have the results by the end of the day. I said okay, so they'll go over it at the next appointment right? All she said was "or they'll call you." I should have known something was wrong.
The midwife called that night. She is one of those people who always sounds like she is nervous or something is wrong. She could be saying hello and you think "oh god, she's going to tell me someone just blew up disneyland or something." Anyway, she told me that there was a slight problem with the baby, his umbilical cord should have 3 vessels and it only has 2. Then she said "he might be just fine." MIGHT? You're telling me my kid MIGHT be fine???
Anyway that was all the info I got from her, she said they'd be calling to set up another ultrasound, that now it all had to be scheduled through the perinatal coordinator. So of course I went to google and found out the condition is called Single Umbilical Artery, and 70 percent of the time the kid is fine. It is more likely to occur with other birth defects. The baby is also more likely to not thrive as well during the 3rd trimester. So anyway, to make a long ass story a little shorter, I had the level 2 Ultrasound. It was very cool. We were there for 2 hours. Poor Jeff didn't get to go, we thought Amelia had strep throat (she didn't) so we couldn't leave her with anyone. So Jeff stayed home with her and Kathy went to the US. The first part was with the tech, they did the same stuff as a normal US, just measuring everything. That took about 45 minutes. Then Kathy got to come in for the rest, it was with a doctor of Radiology. He was cool because he could actually talk to me about what he saw and show us stuff, whereas the tech's can't say anything about anything.
So, the baby was fine at that point. He was measuring about a week and a half small, but everything else looked great. He checked his heart, (that was amazing, we got to see it in slow motion) all of his other organs, his head shape and size and everything. That part took over an hour. So the chances of birth defects is much less now. I will get another level 2 US every 8 weeks to make sure he is still doing well. So now the main concern is he keeps gaining weight. They will do more frequent ultrasounds towards the end to make sure he is doing okay. Once we got through the level 2 US and they said everything looked good I calmed down a lot. So if you all could just think some good thoughts or say a prayer for us I'd appreciate it.