Trying to have a baby the old-fashioned way didn't pan out...so we moved on to Plan B....and it worked!!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Great NT scan!
So I am breathing a huge sigh of relief! The baby tested negative for Down's and Trisomy. Our odds for either condition are very small. And even though this is not a scan to rule out NTD's, after we told her about our first baby, the ultrasound technician said she saw skull and brain developing. She said things look really good. The baby's heart rate was 170 - normal for this age - and measures at 12 weeks and a couple of days. I still have the second blood test, but I am feeling so much better.
That's all for now because I am starving and exhausted. Food and then a nap. Thanks for the good thoughts and vibes ladies. I really appreciate it.
I'm a mom to my beloved Finn. I'm a wife to my partner and best friend G$. I used to be a teacher. I have three great parents and lots of friends who I love, love, love. I like to read, travel, eat good food, sing, sit in the sun, take my friends' Zumba class, fold warm laundry, laugh, shop by myself, watch a good TV show, drink maragritas....My husband and I lost our baby at 20 weeks to anencephaly. And then we had lots of trouble getting pregnant again. Infertility and loss brought me to a dark place. It was the most difficult period of my life. Maybe it sounds cliche, but I learned a lot about myself, my marriage, and who has my back. After Finn was born, the color came back to my life. Being his mother is the best thing. Motherhood is wonderful and hard, boring and exciting - I don't love it every second of every day, but I do love it. I would love to have more children, but, to be blunt, I don't have a uterus. So now we decide if we embark on the adoption journey.