We had our third and what should be last ultrasound this pregnancy. This time I finally got to hear just good news, no ifs . . . ands . . . or buts. One of baby's kidneys remained slightly enlarged but the other and bladder looked normal today as did everything else with baby. My placenta, cervix, amniotic fluid and baby's measurements were all great. Baby even measured at 27 weeks and I'm only 26 weeks which is actually 25 weeks since my doc bumped up my due date by a week based on prior ultrasound measurements! Considering that our last little girl was a whopping 8lb 14oz at 39 weeks I'm a little anxious about this baby's potential size. But oh, so thankful to have that be one of my only remaining "worries".
I cannot put into words the relief that has flooded through my veins since hearing those words. I now feel ready to move forward, to not only visualize a little girl sleeping right next to my bed, but ready to eventually put up a co-sleeper for her to sleep in. Emotional detachment was my primary coping mechanism after Eli's Potter's diagnosis and I have noticed that to a lesser extent I have utilized that same mechanism lately. I look forward to letting my whole heart fill with love for this little one growing within and now can truly begin counting the days until her arrival into our family's hearts and home.