Thursday, March 26, 2009

We're having a BOY!!

 Can you believe it! I'm posting again! hahaha! We just found out yesterday, more like confirmed, that we are having a baby boy! We're all really excited!  The girls even said that they wanted a baby boy before a baby girl so i think everyone is pleased with the outcome.  We haven't picked a name yet, for some reason it seems harder this time!  I feel like there's a lot more thought going into it, maybe too much thought, but we'll let you know when we come up with our son's name. Our son!!Sounds weird, but awesome... So here is the part where we NEED everyone's prayers.. During the ultra sound the found a "moderate" size cyst on his neck that is twice the size of his stomach, and also his umbilical cord only has 2  blood vessels instead of 3 which is called single umbilical artery and only 1% of single births have it( heart issues, urinarytract issues, and other abnormalities can come from this)... Otherwise everything is completely normal, he's growing, all his other organs appear normal, he doesn't have any  physical deformities, other than the cyst and the umbilical cord... So they sent us straight away to a specialist who took another ultrasound with more powerful equipment and pretty much confirmed what the first ultrasound discovered. Then the Dr. started talking what sounded like gibberish to me and basically told us all the things that it could be (none of which sounded good).  The ones she talked most about were that it could be a tracheoesopageal festula, (look it up, don't feel like explaining) or just a cyst in his neck (could also be chromosomal or genetic defects). Either one of the 2 "main focuses" will need immediate surgery after he is born.  We are to say the least very scared and really concerned for our precious baby. There is a lot of unknowns and"could be this or that" and it's all really overwhelming.  So this is what we're doing, instead of doing an amniocentesis we are just going to monitor it, which means getting ultrasounds every couple weeks. The next ultra sound is going to be an EKG on the baby's heart, and then I will have to get an MRI, so they can maybe better tell whats going on.  We are praying for our son and hoping he's not in any pain or discomfort.  It was encouraging and even the Dr. said that because he was soooo active that it was a good sign.  He was all over the place... So just keep our family in your prayers the girls know that the baby may be sick when he gets here and they are still more than willing to help mama take care of him. We're trying to stay as positive as we can and just praying. 

6 comments:

Matt said...

We are excited for you guys. Our prayers continue to be with you all and the new boy. We love you and again, are quite excited!

Matt

Joel, Hillary, Camden and Kendall said...

Guys,
You are definitely in our thoughts & prayers. We know how difficult the unknown can be. It sounds like some very positive things for your little guy also with his growth and activity level. Just know that we love you and are excited and anxious about the future for your family.

Jeanne said...

hey guys-- Know that we'll be praying for you and the little guy EVERY DAY...we'll do our utmost to help surround you and him with a band of angels and prayer! I'm sure this is tough to handle, but I know you guys are more than able to stand against this challenge! We love you so much and will be here when you're rejuvenated a bit and want to talk...love you so much!

Adam, Natalie, Gage and Ike said...

Stopping right now as I read this to pray for little Saul... I just keep thinking of our song, Rene "He is here... He is here... to break the yoke, and lift the heavy burden!" I believe that, and know you and Simon do, too. Love you guys and know that our fervent prayers are with you!

mike, hill, and isabella said...

hi rene,
this is hillary (a friend of jeanne's from college- we met at her wedding). just wanted to let you know that my husband and i will be praying for your sweet baby boy and your family.

ps. your girls are ADORABLE!

brent, jess, mason & cash said...

oh Rene....You and your family will be in our prayers everyday as well. God is SO faithful and never gives us anything that we cannot handle and I know you're so strong in Him. I am praying right now after having read your blog and will continue to be praying...for strength, and for the health of sweet Saul. I love him so much already. We miss you guys! Jess