Another great and normal echo! :)

by Kathy on June 10, 2009 · 13 comments

in Baby Benson, Bob, Echocardiograms, Hope, Molly, Sean, The Future

Good afternoon! I am checking in to let you know that we had our 25 week (gestation) echocardiogram (echo) this morning. Baby Benson’s heart looked great and normal according to the tech and our perinatal cardiologist! They both seemed glad to see us and to be able to deliver such wonderful news! Bob and I felt blessed and lucky to receive the news about our baby girl. It was bittersweet to be back in that examining room for what will likely be the last time with this pregnancy (if everything continues to proceed normally, as it has so far). Being on that table while the tech did the echo today brought back so many memories of the times we spent there during our pregnancy with Molly last year. It was surreal to be there and to get such awesome news about our new baby, which she confirmed is “definitely a girl.”

Baby Benson (pictured here in her latest ultrasound photo) moved around a lot during the echo and much of the time I could feel her doing so. It made it more difficult for the tech to get some of the pictures and measurements that she needed to initially, but it was a good and “normal” problem for her to have. This was unlike with many of our our echos with Molly, when because of our daughter’s heart being so weak, she often wasn’t moving very much, especially towards the end. By the time our perinatal cardiologist came in to see how everything looked and how we were doing I was in tears (both those of joy and those of missing Molly). She understood and was very supportive — telling us how happy she was for us and reiterating how she believes that our first daughter has had a hand in helping to bring our second daughter to our family.

Our life continues to be very busy as the school year has ended for Sean, his/our summer plans are underway and we are preparing our home for our new addition, God willing, due to arrive towards the end of this summer. I still intend to return to share “Part II” of Molly’s Birthday/Celebration of Life in April and about when we told Sean about becoming a big brother again earlier that month. We continue to feel very blessed and lucky that our new baby girl seems to be normal and healthy and that we have made it to 25 weeks and 4 days gestation today. It still seems surreal to us at times that we might actually get to bring home a “real live baby” in September, however with each passing day and week Bob and I are allowing ourselves to believe more and more that it is going to happen.

Last month I shared “before” and “during” pictures of our basement remodeling project. Our contractor and his tradesmen finished their work earlier this month and we are very pleased with how it turned out. I will leave you with the original “before” picture, along with an “after” (pre-furniture and toys) and another “after” with Sean proudly showing off what he now refers to as his “basement of fun!” Thank you, as always, for your kind words, support, encouragement, thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.



Sean’s Basement of Fun!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 k@lakly June 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm

So great to keep hearing of good news for you and the baby girl. Can't believe how far you've come! Hope the summer is good to you and that September brings this little one safely into your arms.


2 Martha June 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for sharing the great news, so happy for you and understand how bittersweet the echo must have been. Big ((Hugs))
Basement of fun, I love it!! Such a cutie pie your Sean is!


3 A Mom in Jacksonville, FL June 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Congrats on your wonderful echo!

LOOOOOVE your basement and glad your sweet Sean is so thrilled with it. 🙂


4 Kristie June 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Such awesome news! I really am so very happy for you.


5 T-Mommy June 11, 2009 at 8:06 am

I am very happy to hear the wonderful news about Baby Benson, with each coming week she you are all one step closer to meet her!

Molly is sure behind all this 😉


6 BagMomma June 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

Great news on the u/s!

The basement looks lovely, enjoy it!


7 JuliaS June 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

Great and normal are words we thrill to hear!

So happy for you all. :0)

The basement looks awesome!


8 Photogrl June 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Yay for a normal u/s and echo! I'm so happy for you and your family.

The basement looks great and Sean is too cute!


9 Katie June 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I am glad that all continues to go well. I can't imagine the feelings that this pregnancy must bring. I have nothing to compare your losses to, but I remember once we got past the stage where we had seen other babies on ultrasound, things got "easier" somehow, as if there was no longer as much comparison? I hope that makes sense…

And WOW on your basement! Sean is getting SO BIG!!!


10 sommer June 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I am so happy to hear that baby Benson is doing well! What an exciting time for you!! And your basement looks fabulous!


11 CLC June 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

What wonderful news! I am so happy for all of you.


12 Q, La, and Gooner June 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Yay for a healthy girl!


13 Seraphim June 26, 2009 at 1:47 am

Kathy, just dropping in. Haven't heard from you in a while. In fact, I woke up in the middle of the night wondering about you! Hope all is well. xxxx


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