We chose not to move forward with the cvs yesterday. We submitted a blood sample to Maternit21. Results back in about 10 days.
I am 14 wks, but the baby measured at 15 wks yesterday. The geneticist felt this was a good reason to conclude our risk for Trisomy 18 was, in fact, probably less than 1/27.
I love geneticists. Love them. So wise and kind and sensitive. She followed our lead that the diagnosis of Down Syndrome was not worth jeopardizing our pregnancy. It will not be designated as bad news should s/he have an extra chromosome in 21. It will just be part of who the child is. Just like Jay is donor egg, he's still my guy. This baby still wants love more than anything else.
The size of the baby does not impact our potential to have a baby with Ds (Down Syndrome, for those in the know). The u/s produced a nasal bone that was not present previously. Still just another fact. Not a clear indicator of the number of chromosomes hanging out in location 21.
I am downright JOYOUS to write off Trisomy 18. Yeah, I know it's not totally eradicated but I'm saying it is.
I found another tribe of Mommas. The Ds Mommas. You should see the way that they care for each other and any family interested in learning their ways. I know I'll never be alone or want for support if I needed it. Mommas are amazing. Amazing.
The so-called Momma Wars don't exist in my world. I got you guys. I got them. You all have me. I am blessed beyond measure, yay though I kinda cringe at that word. Lucky. Grateful. So very grateful.
Thanks for your support. Tell me what I can do for you.