Today was the fetal echo to check on Baby Karsten's heart and make sure there are no major defects such as atresias, hypoplastic ventricles or L-transposition. Dr. Goel did the echo himself and said that everything is pointing to a perfectly healthy heart baby. Since the heart is not pumping to the lungs until after birth and since the view is more reliable on the child himself rather than through the mother's abdomen, he is going to repeat an echo on Baby Karsten sometime before he's discharged from the hospital after birth. He said that generally it wouldn't be warranted, but given Connie's history it is easily justifiable and it would certainly make us feel 100% confident that we wouldn't be surprised down the road.
After the echo I had my regular OB appt. and it was so brief. Since I had just come from the echo there was no need to even listen with the doppler. He just asked if I had any questions and then scheduled me for another appt. in 4 more weeks.
Thank you for all your prayers for this new little one. We are getting more and more excited for his arrival with each passing day!