Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Week 30 updates

Things are going well with us. We've officially moved all of our care to the specialists, so we'll no longer be seeing the regular OBs who have been like our therapists these past few months. Both the specialists and our regular OBs had suggested we do this since we first found out something was wrong, but I kept saying no. We needed to stay positive, and our regular doctors were sensitive and understanding. They let us talk and worry and cry. 

At our last appointment with the cardiologist and the specialist, it was clear to CJay and me that it was time to make the transition; we know now that we have no choice where we'll deliver. We need to be at the University of Virginia hospital. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to meet with a neonatologist who answered all our questions as we walked the floors of the PICU, NICU, and labor and delivery. He mapped out possible scenarios and loaded us with information. It was just what we needed. In November, we left the hospital with little knowledge of what would happen after the baby was born - who would take him? would we see him? could we hold him? We still don't like some of the answers, but at least we have a better idea of what we'll be facing. CJay and I can handle it (with God's grace, of course).  

In more "normal" baby news, we've registered at Target and Babies R Us. Our nursery furniture will be delivered tomorrow - boxed up in a million tiny pieces, just for CJay's enjoyment. We haven't painted the room yet, but it's on the ever-growing to-do list. (The clock is ticking and it's getting louder.) AND we have an appointment this Friday for a 3D ultrasound! We're hoping the baby cooperates so we can have some clear pictures of his face. I can't wait to see how much more hair he's grown in the past couple weeks. I think we counted 6 or 7 little sprigs at the last ultrasound. Very cute. I'll post the 3D pictures as soon as possible. 

* For those of you who don't know, we have picked a name for Baby Roberts, but we're not telling. :)

1 comment:

Brad W said...

CJay and Whitney: Good to read your blog with the great news about the heart chambers being normal in size! Know that you have many friends praying for you here and that our God is creator of all and still powerful enough to perform miracles. You will remain in our prayers