tbt- 3.10.12

20 February 2014

Throw back blog from March 10, 2012- just two days before Hayden was born. The picture above is from our trip with friends to the Camden Aquarium! 
Yesterday we had our 38-week check up at CHOP. First up was our ultrasound to get a growth scan on Hayden and to check my fluid. Hayden is measuring 7lbs 5 oz-perfect! Unfortunately they noticed the amniotic fluid was not as perfect and had actually gone down quite a bit. I never asked what ‘normal’ levels were but about a week and a half ago my levels were at a 17 and yesterday they had dropped to 8.5. At a level 5, they immediately induce so with that being said, they needed to schedule an induction for us for the beginning of the week in the event that Hayden doesn’t come naturally. We are scheduled for Tuesday March 13th at 8am!
Afterwards, we immediately had our echocardiogram and then the follow-up with the pediatric cardiologist, coordinator, social worker, etc.  The report from the doctor was about the same- we would need to have him assessed after birth for a couple days to determine the surgical outcome. The cardiologist did mention a slight decrease in the size of his left ventricle but we are hoping this is just because of the increased difficulty with getting an accurate read this late in gestation.
So, Hayden is definitely on his way!! Please keep praying for Hayden’s heart to grow and we will keep updates on here as often as we can!

In preparation for Hayden's birth, Rob and I respectfully ask that no visitors come to the hospital until Hayden is 72 hours cleared from his surgery. This surgery is extremely intense and the recovery is equally as severe. Any outside infections can be life threatening to his recovery, especially in those first 72 hours post operation. As soon as Hayden is in the clear, we welcome friends and family to come meet him! In the meantime, I promise to keep updating his blog so you can follow his journey along with us. Thank you for all your love and support!!

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