Since our Cincinnati visit, we’ve been living in a one day at a time, one scan at a time limbo. We go to the hospital 2xs a week for scans/MFM appointments. To keep it fresh, we at least visit one more time a week for a variety of oncology docs, visits to the ER when Ana decides she’s hungry and eats a rock, or I think my water broke and I actually just peed the bed…. true stories. We like to keep everyone on their toes so we are living at UK right now. 😳🙄
With our diagnosis come a lot of watching, waiting and praying we make milestones. The positive of 2 scans is I get to literally watch them grow! This is a little Blessing in this fire. Each week “Kemma”, as they were so lovingly named by Aunt Sarah, are kicking and bouncing off each other in utero. They are both extremely active and I think…. I really, really think based of the fun 3D scans, we might have 2 little mini me’s running around here soon!!! Its pretty hard to do 99% of the work just to have them come out looking exactly like their dads. 😂😂 Can I get an Amen?!
🎉🎉We also made it to 24 weeks this week!!!🎉🎉 Babies can be born at 24 weeks and with an extensive NICU stay, can survive!!!! I was chatting with one of my friends about this milestone and realized that for the past 12 weeks, I’ve had this cloud hanging over my head that boomed “if anything happens right now, you will lose one or both of your babies.” I’ve been holding my breath at each scan, reading dopplers, anticipating blood flow, checking fluid levels, worrying over the growth discordance, listening to other moms who have had similar situations and meticulously reading up on medical study after study about mo/di SFGR diagnosis, outcomes and survival rates. 😬
Now that I have my doctorate on the subject and have become an amateur ultrasound reader, I realize it was a really big cloud.
And yet here we are! 24 weeks is good because surgery isn’t really an option anymore. If Kira gets too sick or too stressed, she can live on the the outside. It would be a hard road, but she could do it. They both could.
I think I took a breath this week.
At our first the scan Monday, Emma weighed 1lb 9oz and ol’ Kira girl finally made it to the 1lb club! The growth diagnosis hasn’t changed and we aren’t out of the woods all the way. There is still a long road ahead of us, but this week was a good week.
Thank you for praying for our girls and supporting us as we continue to anticipate the arrival of our bebés. 👶🏼👶🏼 We have felt love and prayers from literally all over the world. 🌎 And we’ve been spoiled to boot! While this process has been hard it’s also been amazing to see how God is moving through it. 🥰
Next week we’ll talk about how I peed the bed… jk. 🤰🏼