Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    We're 29 weeks pregnant and we had another ultrasound on Friday.  At our last ultrasound the doctor found something called a Choroid Plexus Cyst in the Choroid Plexus of her brain.  The brain contains pockets or spaces called ventricles with a spongy layer of cells and blood vessels called the choroid plexus. This is in the middle of the fetal brain. The choroid plexus has the important function of producing a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid. The fluid produced by the cells of the choroid plexus fills the ventricles and then flows around the brain and the spinal cord to provide a cushion of fluid around these structures.  CPCs can form within this structure and come from fluid trapped within this spongy layer of cells, much like a soap bubble or a blister. CPCs are often called "soft signs" or fetal ultrasound "markers" because some studies have found a weak association between CPCs and fetal chromosome abnormalities (wikipedia).  Since they can turn into something bad, they wanted to do another ultrasound (a more accurate, level 2 ultrasound) on her just to make sure everything was okay.  It was pretty scary not being able to do anything about it for the past 3 weeks, but we've appreciated all the people who have been praying for us!  The cyst was completely gone on the ultrasound!!  Praise the Lord!!  Since we had another ultrasound, I asked if they could double check the gender because we didn't get to see it on the screen...she's definitely a little girl!! 

Her beautiful face!!!


          Matt was raking the leaves yesterday so we had a little fun with the leaves.  Then we went to see White Christmas in Sonora with Matt's family and it was so much fun!  We leave for our babymoon/anniversary trip on Thursday which we are super excited about! We appreciate you all and that you read our blog!  Merry Christmas!




Love,
Matt, Annalisa and Brooklynne

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