We are asking for prayers. Some of you may know that we are expecting again! Our ninth blessing!! I am almost 12 weeks! Today I had some bleeding and went to the OB. The placenta is a little over the cervix which they expect will correct itself as the pregnancy progresses. The placental has also torn away from the wall a little bit, about an inch, again, with some rest it should heal up.
The big issue is with the baby. On the ultrasound they saw that the baby has a cystic hygroma on it's neck. Of course I've been googling around on the computer. (Maybe not such a great idea.) When this appears in the early stages of pregnancy the outcome isn't as favorable. The majority of these pregnancies end up in miscarriage about half way through the pregnancy. Also the chance of a genetic abnormality is extremely high, sometimes Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, or Downs syndrome. I don't remember all of the percentages right now. My head is swimming.
I am going to have a nuchal translucent (?) ultrasound soon and they will be able to measure the cyst and look at it a little more closely. I will also have a level two ultrasound at some time.
My OB knows that we don't want to do anything invasive.
So we pray. We know that God is in control and that His Divine Will will not take us where His Grace will not follow. If you could pray for strength for us and for our beautiful baby. We are praying for a miracle. It was wonderful to see his or her little arms and legs moving around. He or she was very active and it's heartbeat was very strong!
We are asking Blessed Margaret of Castello for her intercession as well as St. Gerard.
Thank you for your prayers I know you are all such wonderful prayer warriors and we know that prayer works!