For the last several months, life has been stressful and perhaps even more stressful than Jason and I actually realized. In January, we found out, unexpectedly that we were pregnant. We hesitated telling others for so many reasons, but perhaps the biggest reason was because we were scared. We were scared that this baby would have a heart defect, like Grace. We were scared because this baby was unplanned and with Grace and where she is at, it is going to be a lot of work on so many levels. And the list goes on and on---
Well, we are pleased to announce that this baby's heart is healthy!!! Well 90% healthy so far, we'll know more next week at our fetal echo. Before the technician even pointed out the baby's heart, I saw 4 chambers!! The baby's septum is perfect, and the aorta looks good. Even though this was just a regular ultrasound in the doctor's office, we spent a good 10 minutes looking at the heart and the blood flow---I think when we finished looking at this little one's heart I finally breathed for the first time in four months.
Jason and I are excited to announce that we will be welcoming a healthy baby boy to our family this September. I'm sure he will bless our lives in ways we can't even imagine now.