For those of you who have been following my blog the past few months you’ll be aware that we had some devastating news at our ten weeks scan and had a long wait to find out the faith of our unborn baby girl. There’s been stressful times and we’ve had alot of big decisions to make, scans and long worrying nights.
Accepting the possibility of our baby having Down Syndrome had been hard, we’ve questioned our decision about refusing further tests and that has been probably one of the hardest things, that not knowing messes something terrible with your head. A day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t been anxious or upset in some way.
The wait, the worry, and I suppose the nightmare is over. Today I attended the Coombe again, it was my forth scan with our Consultant. She has been monitoring development and checking bumps anatomy in view of the increased nuchal translucency seen by our sonographer at our ten week scan. Bump is advancing well beyond our expectations and worries. She is developing as normal and we will no longer have to see the consultant. She is completely happy with everything about her.
Just like our last scan there has been no structural abnormalities or soft markers present. We had been preparing for the worst and she has continued to suprise us at each scan. We were always aware that there is limitations to an ultrasound but everything from the four chambers of her heart, along with the vessels, the brain and spine, they all appeared normal. Her growth, the fluid and everything about her is just as it should be. She is measuring 4lbs 5oz’s so she may out-weigh both her 6lb siblings. She’s going to be a little monster.
It’s been a long few months and with less than two months to go I’m more excited than every to meet her now. Let the countdown begin…