Monday, February 28, 2011

He Has a Name

(sorry its upside down, I am still trying to figure out how to get this in right)

So Ronny and I were talking and decided that since this little guy has to fight so hard to get here he should have a name. Especially so those who are praying for him know who they are praying for. We decided on the name Aaron Thomas Bjarnason. We will keep you posted on his progress.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Preliminary Results

Preliminary results from the amnio just came back. So far no chromosome or viral markers were flagged. Good news! The final results will come back in 7 to 10 days. The nurse I spoke with said its very rare that the preliminary results and the final results differ. We have a fighting chance! Our next ultrasound is scheduled in 3 weeks and will tell us if this little guy is still growing.

We have certainly felt the numerous prayers offered in our behalf and have certainly been lifted up. Thank you all so much.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Call for Prayer

So we have some news to share, I am pregnant and we are having a boy. This little guy however is really struggling. We saw a specialist today who gave us not so great news. Our ultrasounds are showing the baby is significantly behind in gestation and I have been diagnosed with Early IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction). The causes for this are chromosomal deficiencies, virus, or placental insufficiency. I had an amniocentesis today to rule out the chromosomal deficiencies and any viral infections. If the results are positive for either of these two the baby will not survive. We should have the results back within 12 days. So, we are hoping and praying for placental insufficiency. This however brings with it its own complications but certainly better outcomes. My due date is in the middle of July but every day we get closer to that the better the chances this little guy will make it. The specialist is not very optimistic at this point but we are choosing to be so (we politely disagree). We can use all the prayers we can get! Pray for this baby to grow and be whole if it is His will and pray for us to have the strength to cope with what He has in store for us. This family is strong and our faith is just as strong.

We love you!

Ronny and Denise

He's a Wolf!

Last night was Joseph's first Blue and Gold Banquet. He was very excited. The theme: Turn Back the Clock". Joseph was designing his cake from the moment he was told he needed one. It went through many changes over the last few weeks and this was his final result. (Notice the "Flex Capaciter" ) He had a lesson in cake baking and Mom had yet another lesson in patience. (Those are frequent!) His troop preformed a skit about bears attacking scouts. It was about what you would expect from 8 year old boys. Last night Joseph was also awarded his Wolf Badge. He's been working very hard and was excited to have finally earned it.Our sweet Cub Master is so excited to hand out awards each month.