|4D ultrasound from 24 weeks... before "life on the inside" :)|
The first weekend involved a flurry of activity as Benji and I were admitted. Lots of visits from the doctors on my perinatologist team, as well as their fellows and residents as they all got to know us. We also received a visit from a neonatologist, standard with every admit, who spent a great deal of time educating us on premature babies at all stages. He was very positive about the prognosis of a baby born at 35 weeks. Incredibly positive. Chances are high that our Benji will only have to spend mere hours in the NICU. This is certainly our hope and prayer.
|The bump gets "incarcerated" at 28 weeks.|
Ultrasounds will most likely happen weekly at this point. I had an ultrasound the very first day I was admitted and again just this past Friday. Both showed very little, if anything, has changed with my Vasa Previa since the condition was first detected. My weirdo placenta is still weird and the ongoing talk of the department... "Oh, so you're the one with that placenta!" Yes, thank you, that's me. The lady with the placenta that poses a very real threat to her child, yet is simultaneously keeping him alive. Oh the irony. Very reminiscent of my pregnancy with his older brother, Benji is already measuring 3+ pounds at this point in the game. Jason and I only know how to make 'em one way: BIG boys. Long story short, our baby is very healthy and we are simply playing a waiting game to bring him earth-side.
|Cute profile! I see a Jason & Isaiah nose.|
|Riding the Capitol Hill Streetcar!|
Thank you, dear ones.