Update on baby Costello...
(Bare with me) (Back story)
At around 10 weeks my baby was measuring around 8 weeks. My doctor informed me that, that was a detrimental difference. Upon further testing he told me not to worry, and pushed the babies due date back to august 1.
Today I had my anatomy scan scheduled and I got some hard news to swallow.
My baby is now measuring 13 days smaller than the already pushed back date. Almost 4 weeks smaller than SHE (yes it's a girl) should be. That is devastating news. Earlier I received a call from my doctor explaining his serious concerns with my pregnancy.
My sweet baby is in the "less than 3rd percentile" range when she should be above 50%. That is how small she is. FORTUNATELY all her body organs and bones are perfectly developed, but her size is the issue. The doctor is sending me to a Maternal Field Medicine Specialist for further examination. The doctor said he and his team believe the placenta and umbilical cord "is not sufficient enough to support life." "Not sufficient enough to support life."
I can't imagine much harsher words.
The doctor said our options will be very limited... possible "early extraction" and try to keep baby alive, is the best bet. He told me not to get my hopes up. I should be getting further information tomorrow and I will try to keep everyone updated.
This is very hard news for me and my husband and I do not wish to talk on the matter much more. I sincerely apologize, I just don't think I have it in me to do so. All I ask is that you keep sweet pea in your thoughts and prayers please. Please keep Nick and I, in them as well, for these next few weeks/months are going to be very hard on us.