April 7, 2013

hello, april!

Hello, springtime!!

It's so nice outside.  Not nice enough to coax me off the couch, but still pretty nice.  haha.  And we're heading straight into summer, which me and my bump are NOT looking forward to.  It's going to be a long four months...

In other baby-news, we got some pretty nice test results back this week.  When the doctor's initially saw the heart defects they started warning us that it could be caused by a chromosomal defect.  Something like Down's Syndrome or Trisomy 18.  They recommended that we have a blood test done that will look at fragments of the baby's DNA to determine whether there's a missing or extra chromosome.  I have no idea how they can do that.  It's remarkable.  But they drew blood, ran the test, and everything came back negative.  We are now down to a 1 in 10,000 chance that the baby has one of those, or a related condition.  I can handle those odds.

We are also 100% sure she's a girl.  No second-guessing there!! 

John and I are also coming up on our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  Yep.  That's right.  We made it through another whole year!  And even though we're not headed on any big exciting vacation this year, we will get to spend the evening together and go out on a hot date.  That's not something we've had the chance to do in a while, with work and other things getting in the way.

We have another ultrasound scheduled for next week.  The perinatologist and pediatric cardiologist will both be there, so if any of you have thought up any questions you'd like answered PLEASE send them to us.  Our list is kind of short.  We're not really sure how all this is supposed to go, being first-timers and all, and could definitely use any advice you've got.

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