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We were so excited when we found out we were pregnant with this baby. This was our rainbow baby and destined to be special from the start. We found out that this baby would indeed be extra special at our 20 week ultrasound. At that time, baby wasn't moving well in utero and as a result had developed contractures of the limbs. Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) was the term used to describe the characteristic of limb contractures, though determining the diagnosis that caused it has proven much more challenging. Identifying the diagnosis would allow us to better develop a treatment plan, but despite amniocentesis, a fetal MRI, and other genetic testing we still had no diagnosis. We continued through the remaining weeks of pregnancy on high alert and transitioned care to the U of M which took phenomenal care of us. With twice weekly ultrasounds and non stress tests, it was reassuring to know they were keeping close eye on baby. Even more amazing was their ability to keep the gender a secret with all those appointments as we wanted to wait and be surprised at birth (though everyone knows we only make boys😉).
Thanks to those frequent appointments, we were able to identify some issues that prompted us to take baby earlier than the June 12 c-section date we had planned. Baby Boy Weiche came at 11:39 a.m. on Wednesday May 31 weighing 5 lbs 5.7 oz and measuring 14.75 inches long. Big brother Gus dubbed him Tater Tot and since we weren't prepared with anything else, it stuck! He was Tater Tot for almost a week at which point he officially became Everett Tate (with Tate in honor of his Tater Tot beginning😂). He truly is a sweet, special little babe... we are blessed!