I also want to say that no matter what happens--good or bad, miraculous or not--I have absolutely no regrets about this baby or this pregnancy. When we were first given the CHD diagnosis, the option of "termination" (aka killing our baby because it wasn't perfect enough) was presented to us. I know that some people choose that option, because it's easier, less expensive, or--as some try to argue--more humane than risking any suffering on the baby's part. I disagree. I know this baby deserves every chance at survival, and I will not stop fighting as hard as I can to make that happen. Whether this baby lives a long healthy life or a short painful one, this baby has a purpose. This baby's life has been so precious already, and I can't imagine making the choice to intentionally cut it shorter than God intended. I don't know where this road will lead us, but I can rest in the knowledge that our baby has been loved and wanted for every single moment of his or her existence. And while my motherly heart is nearly bursting at the seams with love for my little one, I know that God loves him or her even more than I ever could.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the Eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3&4