Maddox Update

We had an appointment this week, so I just wanted to give you an update with Maddox's progress. The good news is that he hasn't fallen much farther behind, only a few days... that makes his growth about 3 weeks behind and although I am now 30 weeks along, I am measuring at 26 weeks gestation. Another good thing~ the amniotic fluid level is right where it should be. (Many women carrying babies with T18 have several weeks of extra fluid surrounding the baby.) According to the ultrasound, he is only weighing 2lbs. 3oz., which means he isn't even on the charts for a percentile. Basically at that point they say is that he is less than 3% for growth. One fun thing however, is that the ultrasonographer seemed pleasantly surprised at how active he is and that he is able to move so much... she mentioned it several times during the 15 minutes we spent with her.

Going forward-- I have an appointment on January 2nd for a full growth/anatomy ultrasound. Sometime during that week we will also be meeting with the neonatologist that will take care of Maddox upon arrival. The plan for January 2nd is to determine what date we will be induced and what the plan of action will be for that time.

Please continue to pray for strength and growth for Maddox as we are about 6 weeks out from meeting this precious little boy. The Lord has graciously poured out His peace and joy on us and we are so thankful for being here in this moment. Already we have learned so much from this sweet boy we haven't yet met and that is all the work of the Lord.

"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37

These lyrics from Hillsong have meant so much to me and this continues to be my personal prayer as we continue on this journey.

From the Inside Out

A thousand times I've failed still your mercy remains
And should I stumble again, still I'm caught in your grace

Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame.
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out, Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love you from the inside out

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame.
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out
Lord my soul cries out


Rebecca said…

Thank you for the update. I will keep praying. Only six weeks or so to go? Wow!

You don't need to share, necessarily, but I'm curious if you got any new pictures of the little guy at your ultrasound.

Merry Christmas to you, Dusty, Deacon and Maddox.

Emily said…
So, ten weeks until your due date. How many until you think you'll induce? Wow. Here we go, Lord!! :) And how sweet to imagine little Maddox dancing around to Christmas music and what a sweet gift from God for your little man to be so active and easy for his momma to feel and enjoy. :) Rub him for me!

Enjoy Maddox's first Christmas, as I know you will!

Isaiah 40:11
Laurie said…
I've been thinking about you and praying for you and Maddox as his birthday is getting closer each day. How exciting to know he is so safe and active and I am praying for him to grow to a healthy weight for his birth. Praying for peace and joy for you as you get ready to meet this little miracle boy. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that Gods joy surrounds you.

Love, Laurie in Ca.
Thank you for the update. It all sounds so good. I continue to pray for all your requests but I will add to it for his weight to continue to increase for him to be ready for his birthday. Can you believe 6 more weeks! We've come so far! Thank you for sharing the words to that beautiful song. I love music, it ministers to me so much.
I love your new pictures on your blog. You are so beautiful and Maddox looks good in your belly!
Sweet picture!
I think about you and Maddox and your family every day but will especially be thinking about you during Christmas. I pray it's a blessed one for you all!
So Blessed said…
Blessings of continued peace and joy to your family this, your precious baby and all of your family remain in my prayers.
Melinda said…
I can see your faith in your uplifting words. I am praying for you family. I came across a verse and I thought you would like it...Matthew 19:26 Jesus said, with men this is impossible, but with God all things ARE possible. What is impossible with God? NOTHING!
Good luck on life's journey! God Bless!
Mandy Farris said…
this is a great song. god has a plan and will never put more on you than you can bear.

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