Both boys are growing well, however, at 21 weeks, Charlie was diagnosed with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome). The left side of his heart is underdeveloped, and he will need 3 surgeries beginning at 2-3 days of age in order to do a little re-wiring.
With all of the things that seem to be occurring with this pregnancy, we decided the best way to keep everyone updated is with this website. We will be having growth scans and fetal echos done every month to ensure everything is going well. We're trying to make it as far as possible into this pregnancy, which can be a little tough with multiples - but we're pretty sure Mina can make it :)
Mina will now be delivering at Washington Hospital Center with Dr. Downing instead of with her original practice at Sibley. She has a consult with Dr. Downing on February 10th. He is allowing her to stay with her practice until delivery time as long as she consults with him regularly - which is perfect, because as you all know she adores the current practice she is with and is quite attached to her doctors!
Things seem to be falling into place, which is very reassuring. The next few months are going to be scary and tough, but so far the support has been amazing, and everything is moving ahead smoothly. We can't wait to meet our little guys in May, and do what we can to help Charlie. We will make sure to keep everyone updated often :)