Despite the fact that there are no comments on the previous post I know that a lot of people read it because we got phone calls wishing us well and telling us we were being prayed for. Thank you to everyone who prayed- it seemed to work!
We had our echo cardiogram today and to make a long story short, the doctor told us that every thing looked great. The test took about thirty minutes and I swear it was the longest most stressful thirty minutes of my entire life. As I laid on the bed watching her little heart beat, I felt breathless, helpless, and terrified. He told us at the beginning of the test that he wouldn't be explaining anything as he went along because he needed to concentrate. He did, however, explain a few things to a nurse/student who was observing. He pointed at the screen one time and said, "... just as I suspected." and I thought I was going to lose my mind. Finally the test was over and we got some answers.
He explained that she did seem to have an irregular heartbeat, but that was nothing to worry about. He also explained that where most people have two "tubes" pumping blood, Cambria has one. One tube shoots up into the neck and the other tube is supposed to go into the right arm. For some reason Cambria doesn't have the tube that shoots into the right arm. He said, however, that it is nothing to be alarmed about, it doesn't affect anything for her and it's common. He gave us his business card and told us to schedule an appointment with him for Cambria when she is two weeks old just to be sure that things are going as planned.
She is not a high-risk baby, I don't have to be admitted to the hospital, the NST's should be over, and the pregnancy will continue as planned to the due date. Friday is our next doctor's appointment and she will check, again, for dilation. There are still no signs of birth anytime soon. No mucous plug or frequent contractions. I do have contractions everyday, but they aren't consistent.
Soon enough I suppose. If one more person tells me to be patient though, I might lose my mind. It's not that I'm impatient, I'm just extremely uncomfortable.
Every heart has a certain amount of beats in it before it's going to quit and it was fascinating to see that those beats have already begun for this little girl that we haven't even met yet. I have faith that her heart will continue to beat long after mine quits.