Our sweet little Junebug is on the move! He (or she) is stretching, growing, and moving! As of yesterday, he is a whopping 1.8 lbs! Woot woot! Right on target! All that with a strong heartbeat to boot!
And my family was blessed to FEEL Junebug on the move last weekend! This little body in there flexing and moving within the safety of his mama's belly. It was such a priviledge to feel the life within her.
At their appointment yesterday, the doctors are just unsure how to proceed. Why, you ask? Because our little Junebug has defied all odds and has continued to grow and survive without cord compression. And that fact, my friends, is a miracle. They haven't seen any other babies live this long without fluid!
There is a spot on or near the kidneys that they are unsure what it is. However, an MRI is scheduled to take a closer look at it. This will take place Wednesday.
Junebug's little lungs cannot develop properly without that fluid. So, Ally started getting steroid shots to bump up the lung development.
So Rob and Ally have a big decision to make after next Wednesday. Do they keep Junebug in the safe confines of Ally's womb and risk cord compression? Or do they deliver not knowing if his lungs, kidneys, and other vital parts are ready?
Thank GOD, He will provide direction and wisdom for them. He has carried them (and all of us) through this whole situation, and will continue to do so.
God never promised to show us the end of the story, And really, I'm glad He doesn't. However, He DOES light the next stepping stone for safety. That is what this whole process has been. A series of stepping stones. From week to week, He lights the next step.
- Wait and get another ultrasound.
- Meet a new specialist.
- Another ultrasound.
- An MRI.
Thank you for praying. Storm heaven next Wednesday. (I'll be back to remind you!)