Row row row your boat…
Haha we are trying to navigate the flooding streets of Houston on our way back from the doctor’s office. We need the rain, but this is crazy!!
Dr. C was very supportive. He, of course, laid out our “options” (our non-options because the only option is to continue). He pointed out that many parents chose to terminate because they are afraid of what will become of their child when they are no longer around. That’s legit. I understand but it changes nothing for us.
Once I let him know we were keeping our son, he moved on.
-I am not high risk, you are precious and Dr. C will do everything in his power to treat me as such.
-There is apparently no way to know what T21 he has at this point.
-No reason to meet with a genetic counselor or DS clinic right now but possibly later. Still waiting for the full amnio results to come back. Maybe need to discuss this further with my MFM doc.
-Stillbirth and preterm labor are not concerns. I am on progesterone injections and have no perterm labor warning signs. I will be seen every other week and treated as a normal pregnancy. Should a stillbirth occur, it won’t be due to an unhealthy pregnancy.
-Fetal echo is being scheduled. Tyroid and gluclose are also being set up.
-NST will begin at 30 weeks when needed.
-I do not need to register with the hospital right now. Dr. C will make them aware of our situation when the time comes.
-Dr. C gave me the number of another women who’s son he delivered with DS to connect with 🙂
-We have the green light for TTC as soon as we feel ready after the baby gets here.
-Based on everything he can see, this is a normal pregnancy with “something extra”. Baby boy is healthy and everything looks good right now.
So that went very well! MJ did our ultrasound and we got a bunch of grainy pictures. We saw his little nose and eyes. He was waving and turned his head to say “hi”!
I read “Welcome to Holland” (plus the extended version) last night and I can say that I feel very much the way it describes. Since we have no baby to hold, no way of knowing what the future really holds, and since DS is still such an abstract concept…well its difficult to be strong all the time. Waves of fear and sadness still rear their ugly head but more of the time I am happy and anticipating his arrival.
We plan to stay out in this nasty weather to go look at nursery bedding and ideas. I kind of like a new bedding set at PBK and I want to see it in person.
So I guess that is it for now! We got a lot done and I’m feeling pretty darn good right now. 🙂