We got this letter in the mail a couple of days after Caleb passed away:
Your son, Caleb, was referred to the Developmental Progress Clinic (DPC) by the doctors and nurse practitioners that cared for him in the nursery at Egleston Hospital. He qualifies for follow-up in our clinic because he was premature or sick at birth.
The DPC is a special clinic for babies who were very small and/or sick at birth. The purpose of the clinic is to monitor neurological and developmental outcomes of these babies during the first 4-5 years of life. I have enclosed a brochure that will give you more detailed information about our clinic.
Caleb is scheduled for his first appointment in the DPC on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at 9:00 am. If this appointment date or time is not convenient, please call and we would be happy to reschedule...
The letter was postmarked the day Caleb passed away.
He was so close to coming home. This Mother's Day I was supposed to have a baby at home. Now, I have an angel baby.
On to happier things...
Everything went well at the perinatologist Monday. My cervix is nice and long (average length is about 25 mm., I'm measuring 50 mm. Crazy, but GREAT!). I don't have any restrictions - besides the normal pregnancy restrictions.
The baby kept flashing us during the ultrasound (I get an ultrasound every time I go to the perinat.). I had a dream that the baby was a certain gender. I told Cary I thought it was that gender (even though they told us on April 24 that is probably wasn't). The baby's legs were wide open the whole time. It was like it was saying "mom, stop calling me a ____. I'm a ___."
I'll scan in ultrasound picture later and let you figure out the sex of the baby.
Oops- the scanner doesn't work. If I can get my butt to the office this weekend and if they haven't packed up the scanner yet, I will add the ultrasound picture this weekend.