Update on Baby Rupert…

by Dave

Today was a good day. We meet with the cardiologist and yet again, another perinatal doctor. * For those of you who might be confused – my OB doctor has been the same the entire pregnancy, the cardiologist has been the same, but with each ultrasound we have meet with a different perinatal doctor.*

Anyway, we have a busy boy who still doesn’t like ultrasounds. He was head down and back out, so getting images of his heart were not exactly easy but they did see it. There wasn’t too much change in his heart size BUT the cardiologist said the valve on the left side of his heart was moving. He also said he doesn’t remember that moving at the last cardio visit 2 months ago. So, praise God!!! There is change happening and it’s good change. Baby Rupert still has 8 weeks to grow and develop. He also weighs 4 pounds and 4 ounces which puts him in the 65th percentile. Dave told me I’m on my way to having a 10 pound baby, then he laughed – such a wonderful husband! The doctors are very encouraged by the fact that he is growing and everything else is completely healthy and normal.

We were also informed that we will be able to deliver at United in St. Paul and if they need to do surgery they can also do that at Children’s in St. Paul (attached to United). We had been told before we probably wouldn’t be able to hold him once he was born, that he would be taken immediately to the NICU. Today we were told that we most likely would be able to hold him for a little while before he would need to be taken to the NICU. Praise God!!

All in all I was very encouraged by the visit today. I feel like we were able to get questions answered and some miscommunications cleared up. Thank you so much for your prayers, support, encouragement and love! We truly appreciate all it and we love all of you!! We still covet your prayers for the next 8 weeks and once he is born as well.

Also – today is Dave’s 28th birthday!! Yay for birthdays!!