Thursday, January 3, 2008

Great appointment today....I think.

We had our 36 week appointment today and left with more optimism and many questions. Normally, Liviana's heart is way off the the right and the stomach is very visible right beside it, nice and full. Today, her heart was appeared to have moved into the center of her chest and her stomach was not visible. The doctor was very, very pleased with what he saw and offered some possible explanations; A) the stomach is always full at our appointments and now that it is not the stomach has room to move over a little bit and when it fills it will push it off to the right again B) the stomach was in a shadow and he could not see it or C) the stomach has moved back down into the abdominal cavity allowing the heart to start moving back over.

I'm really not sure what to think of all of this. It was an obvious difference but I am puzzled as to why we could not see her stomach like usual. I'm sure it will all be more clear next week. Dr. L. is out of town week so we will meet with Dr. F. who we saw when I was at the hospital in late October.

I don't know what to expect next week but please keep Livvy in your thoughts and prayers and hope that this is a good sign.

Our next appointment is next Friday, I will be 37 weeks 2 days, Time is going so fast.

Please keep Jeannette and Baby Gabby in your prayers. She is close to 36 weeks and has been admitted to the hospital for possible induction tonight due to high blood pressure and Gabby's size being too small.


Clearly said...

Glad to see things are going well. Reading your posts, things look so close to what we experienced. My wife has been asking me to keep a watch on your page since she does not log in that often. If you have any questions please drop me a comment on

Anonymous said...

Wow, Amy! This sounds like it could be a really positive thing! I really hope your appointments continue this way. Keep in touch.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Research and Support at CHERUBS said...

Hi Amy,

Just checking in on you and Liviana. I'm so glad things are going ok. Please know that you have a lot of people at CHERUBS praying for you. We are here if you need us, have any questions about CDH or just need to talk.


Tricia said...

That's great, Amy! Cadenne's stomach was going up and down early on (at least that was the hypothesis since the problem wasn't detected until later.) I think it is a wonderful sign this late in pregnancy! I would think that there's more a chance that it would stay down, the bigger it is, ya know? Even if it is only down for a little bit, I see that as time for the lungs to do that much more growing and maturing!

I can't believe that Liviana is almost here!!

Cindy said...

Oh, I hope her stomach has moved down!

I am thinking about you as you are getting closer to delivery day. I remember how scared I was towards the end of my pregnancy with Claire. There are so many unknowns. Hang in there!