After the ER visit, we weren't really surprised to see that Baby B's heart was still beating at our follow-up appontment.
We met with the pernatologist on Tuesday. The bleeding I experienced earlier this week seems to be caused by Baby B's low-lying placenta. It most likely tore a bit. They could see a small pool of blood on the ultrasound. This also complicates the situation because a blood clot could encourage the miscarriage we're trying to avoid.
Our baby girl's heart is still beating. The swelling has increased around her head significantly. The pressure around her tiny body is keeping her from growing properly. She's measuring over two weeks behind (she was only a week behind a week and a half ago.) Her organs are all significantly underdeveloped or missing. Her stomach is starting to move into her omphalacele. The more we see her in the ultrasounds, the more we see just how sick she is. Even the doctor was shocked to see her heart still beating. She is such a strong girl! I am so proud to be her mommy.
We were referred to another specialist to discuss reduction. We are wholeheartedly praying that she will be home resting with Jesus when we go for that appointment next week (Tues 2pm,) then we won't need to discuss the details of a reduction. Please pray with us that God takes her home before that appointment!