To A and I's eyes, we thought that Noah looked a little worse. His chest still looked really small to us. His arms and leg bones are continuing to bend. One femur is worse than the other. It was almost at a 90 degree angle. It hurts to see his bones look like that. On an upside his hand wasn't in front of his face starting out this time. It has always been there. But as soon as the ultrasound tech got good and started, up went that little hand again. We had to laugh at that, he already doesn't like his picture taken. I would say he's shy, but with him being half Aaron, I seriously doubt that.
After that the doctor came in. He started by saying that everything looks about the same. That was such a relief to hear. A few months ago I wouldn't have imagined being told about the same as that first 50/50 odds he gave us would be good news, but it is now. He said that while his chest is small, he said it wasn't overly small which was also good to hear. He also gave us another possible diagnosis. He said that he is still leaning toward the osteogenesis imperfecta, but that it is also starting to look a little like hypophosphatasia. He said that it could be the second diagnosis because of what he observes with Noah's skull. When he would examine Noah's skull, if he pressed down on my belly, we could see his skull bend a little. He also said that we could see Noah's brain anatomy really well because the bone density was low. While these are the two things he mentioned, he reminded us that we won't know anything for sure until after he is born. He could have neither of these. On another up note, he moved my due date up three days to April 6. So instead of being 28 1/2 weeks, I'll be 29 weeks tomorrow. He said he was cutting me a three day break.
Overall the appointment went as well as could be expected. We would like to thank everyone again for their prayers. I know it's those prayers that are getting all of us through this.