Monday, January 4, 2010


Hello friends and family!
We're going to try this for updates on our pre-natal life and our son's progress. For those of you just joining our story, here's a little background:

Our baby BOY is due in mid-May! That means we are almost half way through the pregnancy.

On our last ultrasound (where HE announced himself) Dec. 21st, we also found out he has a condition called hydrocephalus, which means too much fluid building up in the brain. There are many causes of this condition which occurs in about 1 in 2000 births and is more common in boys than girls. The spectrum of outcomes is anything from absolutely normal development to, well, severe mental retardation or death. Very scary...

Next steps:
  • Amniocentesis to try to determine the cause (genetic or infection). This was done on Dec. 28th and the results will take 1-2 weeks to get back.
  • Monitor with ultrasound every 2-3 weeks until delivery.

Really all we can do at this point is pray for the best outcome--that this issue will resolve on its own and that our baby will be completely healthy. For those of you who are inclined to pray, please pray for us:

  • for the best outcome--no genetic defects and for the hydrocephalus to resolve
  • patience and peace during the waiting time
  • trust in God's plan and timing
  • to grow in love for our baby boy, no matter what the outcome

Thank you for standing with use in prayer and for your support!

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