This ultrasound was not great because of the news we received, but simply because of the way it went. I went in hoping to just bond with baby. I realize these ultrasounds may be our only chance to see baby alive, and I want to cherish them. So with that in mind, it was a great ultrasound. Everything I hoped and prayed it would be. Aaron came with me, and I explained to the tech what we wanted out of this ultrasound: that we understand the situation and just want to see our baby alive and bond with baby as much as possible. She totally facilitated, and we got to just sit and watch baby for as long as we wanted.
Baby still has a strong steady heartbeat of about 150 bpm. I don't have any amniotic fluid left (I haven't had any since about 20 weeks), but baby continues to grow little by little. Baby's overall measurements are still 2 weeks behind, except for the swollen abdomen, which measures right on track at 28 weeks. And baby still has some excess fluid around the heart. The doctor estimates that baby weighs about 2 lbs now.