When Hilarie and I walked into the waiting room, it was the first time that there was just one woman there waiting. Usually the room is packed and there are little to no seats available so that was cool. We were called into the ultrasound room very quickly cause there was only one person ahead of us so that was nice too. I was weighed and was disappointed to learn that I had lost a pound since the previous week. I thought I was doing pretty well with gaining weight, but I guess I'm not doing as good as I though.
Anyway, Dr. Anzaldo came in and while looking at the ultrasound screen he was amazed at the things he saw. While describing and measuring Frank's heart he must have exclaimed "beautiful!" about twenty times! He told me and Hilarie that the baby's heart rate was now 105 instead of the low 60 beats per minute. 110 beats per minute is considered "normal", so Frank's heart beat has gone up in one week. Dr. Anzaldo said that he doesn't know how she's doing it. He was so excited and kept asking me if I knew how amazing this was. I can't even describe the peace and happiness I felt to hear him tell us all the good things that were going on with Frank. I knew immediately that these blessings were really answers to prayers and a testament of faith in our Savior.
He went on with more good news saying that although I had lost a pound, the baby gained 10 ounces so she's now 2 pounds, 14 ounces. He showed us the growth chart and she was right in the normal range of growth. He also shared that he was amazed that the amniotic fluid around her was still normal and that she was moving a lot more than how babies with heart problems usually move.
So that is the good news about Frank. She's a miracle. She's a strong girl.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying and fasting for our family. I hope that this strengthens your testimony in our Savior like it has strengthened mine and Jon's!
P.S. Dr. Anzaldo is an awesome and pretty fun doctor and he said our baby has a cute butt and long legs...so maybe she'll be taller than me:)