Monday, November 30, 2009

God is good!!!

We went today to have Baker's kidney's scanned... and he was perfect. I swear prayers heal. I am so over the top right now in our news that I could scream from the mountain tops. Jeremy claims he was perfect from the day of conception and was never worried. (Thank you honey). The doctor said his kidneys scanned at 6mm at the most with them trying to get the biggest possible read and in the medical world they do not even worry about the baby kidneys until they show 10 to 12 mm. So baby Baker is good to go. The kicker to all of this is that Baker weighs now a whopping 4lbs 15oz. Almost a 5 pd baby. Remember we brought Campbell home from the hospital at 5pds. The high risk doc thinks that he will weigh close to 9 pds at birth. Bring on that little Butterball, we can't wait. I overall want to thank all my friends and family for all of the prayers and strength you have given Baker and myself. We are so lucky and truly blessed.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baker

Hi, Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. We went to the doctor for another ultrasound check on Baker. At our 19 weeks ultrasound we didn't see his bladder empty or fill during our 1.5 hr ultrasound. So they had us return 10 weeks later to recheck his bladder function. Well, not good at this moment. He was diagnosed with Hydronephrosis. (Fetal hydronephrosis is the swelling of the kidney when too much urine collects in the pelvis (or basin) of the kidney. This occurs because there is a blockage of the normally free flow of urine, most commonly in the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder), and the urine is not allowed to drain into the bladder. This blockage causes a pressure buildup which causes the kidney to enlarge. The severity of fetal hydronephrosis depends on how large the kidney has ballooned and the extent of the blockage.)
I also have this condition. I was diagnosed at 21 when I encountered the most excruciating pain in my life. After a few surgeries and stints in my kidney, I am doing 100% great. I am hoping that this condition goes away for Baker before delivery (there is a 20% to 35% chance it could). We go back in about 3 1/2 weeks to rescan him and see what the blockage consists of then. IF it is still blocked we will be referred to a high risk doctor and a pediatric urologist. Please keep Baker in your prayers and ask for healing. I know God is already taking good care of him. He already weighs 3 pounds. I will keep everyone posted.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Candy Corn anyone?




Campbell loved Halloween this year, down to the candy, pumpkin carving, trunk or treating at the church, going door to door, and the outfit. She had the trick or treat saying down and would tell everyone, "I'm a candy corn princess" when they came to the door. She did go back and forth though on saying she wanted to be Miley Cirus, but in the end she was happy with her candy corn costume. My parents even got into the spirit by dressing up. My mom was Cruella Deville and my dad was the dog catcher. I thought their outfits were one of the best I have ever seen. They are so cute. My mom is so creative and did a excellent job on making their outfits. Can't believe next year we will be toting around 2 little trick or treaters.