Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Well the drama continues. We had the u/s today. First off - it is a girl! I was so surprised. I've been certain for the past several weeks that this was a boy. Not that I really care - I was just surprised. Now I'm starting to think - What in the hell am I going to do with a girl????? My mom will be sleeping with a smile on her face tonight as she envisions me getting royal payback for the way I acted as a teenager. God certainly has a sense of humor. Hopefully, she will have A's laid back attitude!

Ok, now for the details. We had the u/s done and they found a spot on the top of her skull that the Dr. explained to us was fluid. She said not to worry, a lot of babies have this at this stage. It usually goes away. However, she said, it is one indicator for Down's Sydrom.e. Therefore, she could not rule out or better our odds for having a healthy baby. Soooo, I had to have an amnio done. So now we have to wait 48 hours more find out anything. Sheesh. The amnio itself was not too terribly bad. I had some bad cramping as soon as the needle went in. After that, it just stung as the procedure was being done. I didn't see any of the needle or look at it taking place on the u/s. I just stared at the wall and prayed hard.

So now I'm physically and emotionally exhausted. I'm taking my daughter and going to bed. :)

12 comments:

Andrea said...

from a lurker-- hoping everything is ok....

Katie said...

Yes, wondering if you have had an update on your test results. . .

sara said...

saw you on lost and found...definately keeping you in my prayers during your wait..please keep us posted..

hugs

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Tash said...

here from Stirrup Q: was this a chorroid plexus cyst? If yes, they are v. frequent and do go away, they are soft markers as your age goes up. My 3.5 y.o., currently sitting right next to me writing her name, had a number of them. We had amnio, it was fine, they were gone by the follow up scan. I hope this is the same for you. They really need to do more research on these, because I think a lot of woman around 35y do amnio because of them. Best wishes.

Cibele said...

I am here from Stirrup Q also. I had a similar experience. they found a chorroid plexus cyst on my baby girl brain, I did not do a ammnio because it went way in the next scan and the level 2 sono did not show any other marker for down syndrome. I know it is stressful and scary... but keep on believing that everything is okay
hugs

Isn't it pretty to think so said...

Hello- here from lost and found...just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and hoping everything goes well.

Kim said...

From lost and found too! Hope everything is fine! Sending hugs and positive thoughts!

annacyclopedia said...

Another one from the Lost and Found. Hope you have some moments of peace in the midst of the worry and stress. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mommy Someday said...

Michelle delurking...have been checking for updates...wishing you the best.

Andrea said...

It has been more than a year... hoping that you have made it through...

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