This morning we had our 20 week ultrasound and of course received some nerve wracking news. Apparently there is something possibly wrong. I feel like we go through this every other month. This time there is a problem with the bowel and I (the fetus, rather) was diagnosed with Echogenic Bowel. This is when there is a bright spot found in the bowel that looks like bone in the ultra sound.
A number of things could be causing this ranging from infection to downs syndrome. Because we had genetic testing done due to my age downs syndrome can be pretty confidently ruled out, and the same may be true with cystic fibrosis but it is unclear whether I have been tested for. The two most likely causes (Aidan and I believe) for the Echogenic Bowel diagnosage are the chance of infection or the possibility that the baby swallowed blood from when I was bleeding a few months back. The doctor had to tell us all of the possible causes though and it was admittedly worrisome.
In any case more blood work was taken and another ultra sound was scheduled for 5 weeks from now to monitor growth and see if the issue resolves itself. It’s nerve wracking but in my heart I just feel like it might even be a false alarm, as that tends to happen sometimes too.
The good news about the ultra sound is that the baby is growing perfectly and we didn’t find out the sex of it. We got some really cute 3D pictures and I have to say it looks like a spitting image of what Henry looked like. From what I remember anyway. I’ll have to pull those photos out and do a comparison. Just by the way the face looks so much like Henry’s I am leaning my thoughts towards it being a boy, but I guess you really can’t tell at that age.
I just hope everything will be okay. I’m going to refrain from Googling and just be patient in terms of waiting to find out more. Everything happens for a reason in the end and maybe this is just life testing us again.