Friday, April 24, 2015

Exciting News!

Peter is a big brother! We are expecting our sixth child on December 12, 2015.

It's been kind of a rough pregnancy so far, as I won't take Zofran this time around, but I think I've mostly got a handle on the nausea now. (More details about that here.)

We'll have our anatomy scan in late July if all goes well (I've had two past miscarriages so I never assume anything). We only have a 4% chance of having another baby with clubfoot, and if the Zofran was indeed the culprit our chances of having another clubfoot baby are pretty slim. Regardless, we'll love him/her unconditionally.

Peter had a follow-up at Phoenix Children's yesterday. The orthopedist was a bit concerned because his feet still have a tendency to turn in slightly. But he may outgrow it as he starts walking more, so we'll take a wait and see approach. He still isn't walking on his own -- he cruises along furniture and stands independently, but hasn't quite made the leap to walking unassisted yet. We also picked up his fourth pair of boots!

He loved the wall toys at the pediatric orthotics office.


  1. Thank you for this blog! We are expecting twins in December and just came back from our 20 week anatomy scan where they saw what they think is a clubfoot on Baby A (can't remember which foot - all kind of a blur). We had a 17 week growth scan ultrasound and no abnormalities were found and we were specifically told that both baby a and baby b did not have clubfoot on with foot. We have no familial history of clubfoot or anything similar. Just wondering if you have any family history and also whether you had an previous ultrasounds that had not shown anything. Thanks in advance!


    1. We have no family history.

      I did have an ultrasound at 16 weeks, but it was at a pro-life center so they could train their ultrasound technicians. If they saw his clubfoot, they didn't tell me about it. My son was diagnosed at his 19 week anatomy ultrasound.


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