We are at week 27, or 6.75 months for those who think better in months, with just 13 more weeks to go. This pregnancy has flown by. It seems like yesterday that I took the big test and passed. We still have so much to do in the next 3 months.
Baby Z is doing great. We went to the doctor’s appointments this month and all where good. The cardiologist said his little heart is growing and he still does not think that it will turn into hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The valve he is measuring to make this diagnoses is now 5 cm in length and it was just 3 cm last month. It should be at least 8 cm by the time of birth and he thinks this will happen. That is good news; we needed some good news for a change! Plus, he said it did not look like he had the interrupted aortic arch as he discussed at our last visit. This was the problem that had the chromosome disorder liked to it (digeorge syndrome), so more good news. We are still looking at the COA (coarctation of aorta) and surgery does seem to be a 70% possibility at this time.
We also go to UT High Risk to get a level II ultrasound to check his growth once a month. Baby Z is now 2 lbs and 5 oz and is head down. He was moving and shaking the whole time and of course he would not sit still once it came time to look at his heart. He is doing great and is right on track for his age. We did get some cute pictures of our little guy. Look at that sweet baby face!