Saturday, June 4, 2011

Update #2

Again, good news, no growth of my aneurysm!  The cardiologist did update me a little and I do know that I will be induced (cardiologist said they want to make sure I am medicated before labor begins so my heart doesn't go into "fight or flight").  My due date is 11/11/11 and if my body isn't progressing towards labor then I will be induced that morning and if anything happens before then, then baby may come earlier.  Cut off for having a c-section is typically at 4.0cm so hopefully it won't grow!  Although, she said if it does start growing at the end of pregnancy I still may end up having a c-section even if it is slightly less than 4.0cm.  Please, please keep the prayers coming that I stay clear of a dissection. 

I have had a few appointments recently -  next one is next Friday for an ultrasound (yay we can find out if it is going to be a girl or a boy).  Names have been picked out.  If it's a girl, she will be Willow Marlee and if baby is a boy, Benjamin George.  Then a couple weeks after that I have to go back for a fetal echocardiogram to make sure baby's heart is healthy.  In July, Henry has to go to Dartmouth to also have some tests done on his heart, as a precaution,  since they do not know if I had the Ascending Aortic Aneurysm while pregnant with him (Henry does have a heart murmur).   

I will keep you all updated. 

Random picture post:

Last summer at Mimi's house.... Henry with his Nana. Love.


  1. What a great due date???!!! Would you want to be induced (even with the high c-section rate) just to keep that due date?

  2. I know, it would be an awesome birthday to have! What do you mean... do I want a c-section or to be induced, are you asking that? I prefer to be induced but I will do what they think is safer.