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Please keep baby D in your prayers.

Our doctor had us make an appointment with a fetal medicine specialist and today we met with her. It wasn’t the news we were hoping to hear. Let me just start off by saying, the baby is alive, so that is very, very good news.

However, as the FSM, Dr. Day, did the ultrasound she measured baby and found concerning measurements of the baby as well as some “flags”. ¬†Remember the bleeding, the clot in the placenta, etc. Well the clot is now healed up and is gone, but it has damaged the placenta which means the baby hasn’t been getting the nutrients he/she needs and is now measuring behind schedule. Anything behind 1 week and a half is considered as fetal growth restriction. Our baby’s body is measuring 2 1/2 weeks behind and his head/heart are measuring 1 1/2 weeks behind.

This is both good and bad. The fact that the measurements overall aren’t equal is good because it means the baby’s body is deciding where it needs the nutrients the most and is giving it to very good parts of his/her body. Hence, the brain and heart. The bad news is that he/she needs more nutrients from the placenta to keep him/her growing and it needs to play some serious catch up (the placenta).

The flags that Dr. Day saw where a few subtle signs that could be either spinal defect or a chromosome defect in the baby. She said she from what she can see, she thinks can’t rule out the cause of the fetal growth development could be from a chromosome defect but she believes it was caused by the damaged placenta. They drew my blood to test for certain defects, but she also told us that this could come back abnormal just due to the fact that I bled during pregnancy. I did the test with the hope that it will come back normal and we can at least rule that out and know, without a doubt, the placenta is the problem.

Thankfully, the placenta grows as baby does and hopefully this will speed up the catching up process so baby can get the correct nutrients to grow.

Please pray the test comes back normal but more importantly to us, please pray that we can carry our baby to term or at least to 24 weeks, where they could deliver if they absolutely had to.

Besides the above… everything else looks good on baby. Here is a photo of the cute little baby D :)

So what’s happens now?

I am on complete bedrest and may only sit up to eat and get up to shower or use the restroom. That’s really hard for me to wrap my mind around right now, but I will do whatever it takes to take care of our baby. I am required to do what I can do to help baby, which right now is to lie on my left side or my right side as well as drink a gallon of water daily (which I do) to get the best blood flow to the placenta. Right now, I’m leaning on Him, resting and trying to take care of little baby D.

I believe strongly in the power of prayer and I am begging you to please pray for our baby. I’m leaning on Him, resting and praying for little baby D.

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6 thoughts on “Please keep baby D in your prayers.

  1. Jami, You are such a trooper! You may see more of me the next few months than you want to…I really want to be there for you…and Chase! I will be praying regularly for you and our precious baby D! Can’t wait to find out what it is!! I love you so much!

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  2. Jami ~ First of all… Baby D looks absolutely perfect. What an adorable little profile! And what a little trooper he/she is already… I think it’s so encouraging that his/her heart and head have stayed the strongest and have grown the most… may that be only the beginning of a lifetime of a big strong heart for his/her entire life! I can only imagine what an overwhelming day this has been and I will be praying that God gives you the strength and grace you need to just take one day at a time. His hand is so evident in your life already… just the fact that He led you and Ted months ago to move to your mom’s home and that you have extra help is evidence that He is already prepared to take care of you, Baby D AND Chase throughout this trial. We will be praying that the tests come back clearly normal, that BabyD goes on a major growth spurt and that you get nothing but good reports from here out. I have to tell you that in the last 5 years, I’ve seen many (too many) friends go through all kinds of struggles with pregnancy, miscarriage, chromosome defects, you name it and as I have been praying for you tonight, I just feel really really hopeful for you and for BabyD. God is good.

    Psalm 121
    Psalm 139: 13-16

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  3. It has never, nor will it ever be God’s desire for a life to be lost. I pray that God’s will would be done in the life of this precious child & your family. May he heal your hearts & encourage hope in this difficult time of waiting… luv u guys!

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