Thursday, October 07, 2010

With a Broken Heart

Many of you were just as excited as we were to find out our baby's gender on Tuesday. Unfortunately things didn't go very well, though we did find out we are having a girl.

During the ultrasound, we were told our baby has brain abnormalities and then sent to a specialist at the Maternal Fetal Medicine wing of the hospital for another ultrasound. The specialist confirmed what our doctor and ultrasound tech had suspected and told us about Anencephaly. More specifically Exencephaly. It is a neural tube defect that occurred before I even knew I was pregnant. The chances of survival are non-existent for our baby. Since this is the case, I will be induced early since there are a lot more risks involved with trying to take the baby to full term. We will be spending a little more time with her and then setting an induction date soon.

Our little girl is perfect in every other way. She is growing and moving and kicking--she can do this because her brain stem controls those things and it is in perfect condition.

I write this now because I feel like I have so many friends who care for me and are praying for me and I am grateful for those prayers and the support I have around me. Thanks for your love and support and all your prayers.

26 comments:

  1. Katie, I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.

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  2. Katie, I'm sure this is a very hard time for you and your family. We are praying for you.

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  3. Oh Katie. Many, many prayers for yours and Scott's comfort. You are loved!

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  4. Katie, I am so so sorry. We are praying for you and your family and have confidence the Lord will grant you peace and comfort.

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  5. Oh Katie, I feel so so sad for you! You are definitely in my prayers.

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  6. Katie and Scott, I was so sorry to hear about the baby. Please let me know if you need anything - I'm here for you both.

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  7. Katie- my heart is breaking for you. I don't even know what to say except that I will continue praying for you and Scott to be healed as you struggle with this impossible pain. You have been on my mind a lot lately, and will continue to be for quite some time. I have no doubt that the Lord will carry you through your most difficult moments that are sure to come. You have my deepest sympathies.

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  8. Katie, my heart is broken for you. My friend from high school just had this exact situation happen to her last week and I couldn't believe it when I read it on your blog too. I am so sorry and pray for you and your family.

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  9. Oh my heart goes out to you Katie! I am so sorry! I will keep you in my prayers!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about this Katie. Just remember that everything happens for a reason and she will always be yours no matter what. If you need anything please call me! Love you both.

    Tiff

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  11. Oh Katie, I am so so sorry. You will be in my prayers.

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  12. I'm so sorry Katie. Please let me know if you need anything. Seriously anything! Love YOU!

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  13. scott and katie,
    we are so sorry to hear this. i can't imagine what you are feeling right now but please know that we love you and are praying for comfort for your family. if there is anything we can do please let us know.
    love, robbie and sunny

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  14. Katie,
    I'm so so sorry to hear this tragic news about your baby girl. I don't know what to say except that I will be praying for you and your family and I believe that God will hold that sweet baby until you will see her again.

    With deepest sympathy...

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  15. Our hearts are breaking for you and your sweet family. Remember Heavenly Father has a plan even if we don't understand it or even like it. We send you all our love and prayers.

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  16. Katie, you have been on my mind nonstop. You know I love you and will be there if you need anything, a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, or someone to take luke. please don't hesitate to call anytime. love you.

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  17. Katie, I am so sorry this has happened. You'll be in my prayers and thoughts.

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  18. I had an ultrasound the same day you did, so your post really hit home for me. I am so sorry Katie. I am praying for you guys.

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  19. Oh my goodness Katie! I can't even imagine what you must be going through. When I was pregnant, I would sometimes think about different scary scenarios and imagine what I would do, and I never came up with an answer. Luckily I didn't have to deal with what you are dealing with. I guess one of the only things you can do is just think of the eternal perspective...We will sure be thinking about you and praying for you!

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  20. This makes my heart hurt, Katie. I'm so sorry.

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  21. Katie and Scott, we are so sorry. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Steve and Melené

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  22. oh katie, i'm so sorry. you are in my prayers!

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  23. It seems like platitudes are all I can think of at times like this, but just wanted to let you know I'll be thinking of you. I know the Lord has a special mission for that little girl on the other side. Will you be holding a memorial service?

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  24. I was so saddened to hear the news about your little girl. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Ya.

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  25. I'm sorry your little girl was diagnosed with anencephaly. My daughter Carleigh was too and she was born March 28, 2009. Praying for you in this time!

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