tiny heart

i went in for my 3rd fetal anatomy ultrasound appointment, in hopes the doc would finally get a good view of my baby’s heart. this appt was much quicker, and thank goodness he was awake and letting us see his tiny heart. after the doc reviewed the pics, she recommended that we see her again in 2 months. it appears his aortic valve is narrower than average, which could lead to heart issues when he’s born. it’s called coarctation of the aorta. right now it looks like a mild case, and could end up being nothing, but we will need to monitor his development.

johnney couldn’t make this visit, so i had to digest this info alone. my first reaction was fear of the worst. does he need to have heart surgery when he’s born?! unfortunately there’s nothing we can do but wait, and pray that his heart gets stronger on its own.

i’ve been following a few other pregnant bloggers. usually i look for fashion tips or baby product reviews. when i read this post today, i found a little comfort in knowing i’m not the only one going through a scare right now. she was able to better express what i’m feeling, and her positivity is inspiring.

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