I was not expecting that call whatsoever. I had kind of forgotten about it. When I noticed the number I think my whole body went numb. The doctor said there would be a 1/24 chance the baby would have it and they would have to send us to a maternal fetal specialist (basically a high risk doctor) to get some better results.
So we went Tuesday morning hoping to get some definitive results. That unfortunately did not happen. The appointment was good in the fact we got to see baby Marchelle's heart beating, we got to see a perfect little brain, and sweet arms and legs. Unfortunately, the way the baby was positioned and the lack of flipping over, they could not get a great look at the lower spine (which was where they needed to look). The upper part was great. So it could be nothing or could still be something, we have to wait 3 more weeks to go back for a follow up. They want us to do an Amnio and I'm NOT doing that. There is a 1/200 chance that it would kill the baby. I'm sorry but our odds have not been good thus far, so we do not feel like taking that risk is worth finding out if there is a chromosomal disorder. We love this baby no matter what, regardless if there will be any issues. From here on out we will be consistently monitored as a high risk patient, which is fine. I really don't mind checking on the nugget more often. I have been so spoiled by getting to see the baby every 3 weeks. The appointment was a tad frustrating in the fact they told us the the elevated levels could mean a multitude of horrible things that could go wrong. I have recently learned that a lot of these tests come back as false positives and are optional to have. No one told me this beforehand and no one told me this was an option so looking back, I probably would have opted out of doing it.
But it is what is now and there is always a reason for everything, so for now we know that God has brought us this far and we are trusting Him to get us through no matter what the outcome may be.
|16 week bump|
|the baby says hi lovely blog readers, thanks for praying for me!|
Clinging to this verse. Praying for the best outcome.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.