Yesterday we had a follow-up visit with our perinatologist, Dr. S. He's amazing. Ryan had to work so I went alone, which was scary, but Ryan had agreed to meet us on his lunch break to discuss the results of all of the genetic testing. I started off with an ultrasound and got to see my two most precious creations. They were beautiful. Baby boy was litterally curled into a ball. I knew he had been doing some crazy things this last week. He wakes me up every night. I believe it's his way of telling me he's still there. He's even been jumping on my bladder. Hello! Now I know how you can pee your pants and not even mean to because I have almost done it now on about 3 occasions.
After the ultrasound, which was very brief, we met with the genetic counselor and Dr. S. (this is where Ryan joined us). We got to discuss just how amazing our support system is with the counselor and what the future holds for us. It was much easier to talk about this time around. We are being provided with a hospice service to help us get through these next few months. I'm beyond grateful for the help of Miss K (the genetic counselor) and Dr. S. These two people are amazing. They let me smile yesterday. I left our appointment feeling amazing. I know we are in good hands and so are our little miracles. The road ahead of us will be scary and rough, but we are not alone. I'm grateful for that too.
The amount of support Ryan and I have received over this last week has been more than we could have asked for. We are so grateful for our family, friends, and strangers out there who let us know they are there for us. Thank you!
My night ended with a phone call from my OB. He's a good guy too. I couldn't believe he took the time out of his very busy schedule to call me and let me know he was thinking about us. It means a lot to me to have a doctor who cares so much for his patients. I am honestly completely overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude right now.