Today I am 21 weeks and 6 days pregnant (YAY!). We found out that our little one's cardiac echo will be next Wednesday the 2nd of September. Please join us in praying that she will pass this test with flying colors! What it will do--it tells us if her heart is functioning correctly. Something minor would most likely mean that we can deliver at Rex still (please GOD!), but something major would mean I would have to go to Duke or UNC (somewhere they can do major pediatric cardiac surgery). At this point this test is just precautionary as she has a two vessel (instead of three) umbilical cord and cardiac anomalies are a potential side effect. Our first level II ultrasound revealed no problems with her at all (thank you Lord!), but this echo is more definitive for the cardiac function and is done by a pediatric cardiologist.
On a more positive note, she is an active little thing that seems to rarely sit still--just like her daddy! I feel her moving all the time. We are planning our "babymoon" this week. We are headed to Baltimore in September to watch the Red Sox and do some shopping and sightseeing, I'm so excited! We'll let you know how things go!