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Happy Monday everyone! It is the start of a new year which is insane! I am already 29 weeks and a few days. Kai will be here before you know it. I had two appointments January 2nd. So I am here to give you all an update about how that went.
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My first appointment was with my OB. I knew a few weeks ago that I would be delivering Kai via C-section at 39 weeks. I joined a group over facebook with other moms who have babies diagnosed with an Omphalocele. Kai has a been diagnosed a Giant Omphalocele so some of the moms said they needed a T- cut for their C-section so that their baby can be fully taken out with rupturing the Omphalocele. So I wanted to make sure with my doctor what his plan was. I have never had a C-secction so I was unaware of how things went. The doctor told me he plans to take the baby out with the bikini cut unless otherwise asked by the specialist who have been watching and measuring Kai. So as of now I will have a normal and planned C-section unless I go into labor or its an emergency. I also got to partake in the lovely glucose test that day. Which I was absolutely fine with it and drank the drink so fast!
My next appointment was with the specialist which is an ultrasound to see how everything was looking. The omphalocele is still covered which is great! This means all his intestines and everything is still protected in a thin layer. I saw a different doctor this time than I am use to and we didn’t get to really talk much because he wanted me to see the cardiologist to get a Fetal Echo. A Fetal echo is just a more intense ultrasound of the fetus’ heart. The specialist did tell me that the fluid by his neck has gone away. That was the cystic hygroma which is in my past post which you can read about HERE. So our next appointment I definitely want to make sure since we didn’t spend much time with the specialist talking about it because he wanted me to see the cardiologist right away.
We had our fetal echo and seemed like forever to get the ultrasound pictures needed. So finally after the cardiologist was able to look at the scans he has a Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava. The link has a little more information but the cardiologist said that everything is still functioning the same and the blood flow is great so there is nothing to worry about. There is nothing else to worry about with his heart and she is pleased with how everything else looks.
So as of now everything is going great and we are just preparing for Kai to make his arrival and be prepared to have a hospital stay in the NICU for him and just getting all the information as we get further along. So if you have any questions for me don’t hesitate to ask! This is still probably all so confusing for everyone as it is just for us as a family. We are doing the best we can to make sure we can get all our ducks in a row.
Thank you all for stopping by the blog today and checking on our updates for baby Kai.
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