Thursday, March 12, 2015

WE ARE HAVING A BABY BOY!!!!!!

Yes it's true. We did get back the results of our NIPT genetics testing from my doctor. Thankfully, it should no trisomies, so no Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18 or 13, the most common ones that are fatal.  
This test isolates the baby's DNA which is apparently floating around in my blood. And they then take the baby's DNA and examine the chromosomes and of course having the chromosomes, they can see the sex chromosome pair and it came back we are having a sweet BABY BOY!!!  

His name will be Jacob Christopher after his Daddy and we are so thrilled to find out so early the sex and that he is healthy because I sure have many risk factors. 

So with that said, I mentioned in my last post that I had my OB visit 2 days ago before I landed in the hospital. At that visit they did the 12 week sonogram and I am AMAZED at the pictures we have of our sweet Jacob. So I will post a few of them here for you to see!!

This one is my favorite!!!
 
 
I can not believe the detail they can see in these images. He was 12 weeks and 5 days along here. But something else that is also plainly evident in this picture is the low levels of amniotic fluid. They fixed that while I was in the hospital so he now is happy and floating all around in plenty of fluid. 

His beautiful little profile shot. Sweet!!!  


 
    A full body shot, he was moving all around like crazy in there- but I can't feel any of it yet!!

And last but not least, we already had total chromosomal confirmation that he is a boy, but we got a good look at the goods- so there is no doubt!!!  LOL!!!  


  Aren't they just amazing!?!?  I am so glad our high risk group takes lots of pictures. It sure makes it more fun to follow the pregnancy as we can see him progressing from a small blob on the screen at 6weeks to now a fully formed little boy!!!  What a miracle life is!!!

Once we found out we were having a boy, we decided to tell Chloe.  We video taped on my phone the conversation I had with her and it was/is so precious as she reached out to touch my tummy so tenderly. She is still trying to grasp why he is in my tummy but she is warming up to the idea of a baby brother and she has thoroughly enjoyed helping us put the crib together and wash little baby clothes!!!!  She is gonna be such a great big sister and this will be her little baby I have no doubt!!!!  

After the dr visit on Tuesday, I picked Chloe up from preschool and I took her to the park because It was finally a nice spring day and we were itching to go outside. Here is a little snap of I took of her while she was playing on the monkey bars. My sweet angel!!  Man she is so grown up now but soooooo beautiful!!!!



In my next post I will show you the progress we have made so far on his room.  It's coming together so cute!!  I chose elephants because to me little boys and elephants go together perfectly!!! 

Again thanks for all the prayers that have gotten us this far!!  What a loved little boy we have!!!    πŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸ’™

Hello 13 weeks and hospital stay.....

Today we are 13 weeks along!!!  Yeah!!  But boy is this one hard fought battle to get here. I feel like this is all I talk about but truly I have been bed ridden for the last 7 weeks and the Hyperemesis and vomiting just continued to spiral downward. So the fetal medicine group admitted me to the hospital on Wednesday morning. They were finally able to stop the vomiting and get the fluids in me.

Today I had a PICC line put in my arm and I will be receiving IV nutrition and IV fluids in that line at home. It's just a fancy IV really. But it is easier to care for and lasts longer than a regular IV.  

So they discharged me home tonight and the home health company nurses will be out to the house tomorrow to hook up everything. 

Before being admitted to the hospital, Tuesday I had my bimonthly OB visit. They were pleased with the baby's progress and also did an US and we got some amazing pictures. 

I am going to do my next post on the baby's sex bc we did find out and show the pictures they took at the doctor visit on Tuesday.  They are nothing short of AMAZING!!!!

Thank you to everyone for the continued prayers. I am so hoping this sickness gets better as we move into the 2nd trimester next week!!!  Woooo hooo