Tuesday, March 15, 2005

46 chromosones - no more, no less

It was news that put a smile on my face and a tear in each eye. My baby is free from chromosonal abnormality. I'm no doomsayer, but at my age the possibility of having a Downs child was always hanging there in the back of my mind.

Today, I heard what I wanted to hear. I also found out what sex my baby is, but I won't be posting that information because the boy doesn't want to know.

The midwife also assured me that broken sleep, my sore bum and an increase in allergy action are not unusual during pregnancy.

The appointment concluded with a urine test, a listen to the hummingbird-fast heartbeat going on in my womb and an appointment for a 20-week scan, before I waddled home happy.

14 comments:

darth said...

wonderful news, violet :)

Violet said...

Darth! long time no comment!

Jon said...

Awww, waddling home. So cute!

flying kiwi said...

That was almost worth staying at work until 1.20am (yegods) just to check your blog and see this fantastic news.

It's getting more and more real, isn't it? I mean, like, you're actually going to have a baby!

Frally said...

Holy crap, Blogger took 3 months to load this page and I forgot what I was going to say....

...Oh, that's right. Woohoo to good news! Yay for you and baby.

EB said...

Fantastic!

Make Tea Not War said...

Such good news...I'm so pleased for you and the boy and your sprog.

cesca said...

Good news! I never did the amnio (I'm assuming that's what you had) but I hear the wait for results can be stressful!

And yay, aren't the extra side effects of pregnancy fun? (no...)

happyandblue2 said...

Wow..An ultrasound and a urine test all in the same day..You are so lucky.
Glad to hear everything is going well..

marielle said...

Yay! :)

Violet said...

But wait, there's more!

I have my 20-week scan on Friday. I'm not expecting to see anything alarming, but I've been told to have a full-ish bladder beforehand (and we all know how much fun that's going to be).

Nigel Patel said...

At least you can rest assured even if your bladder can't.
Great news!

Desiree said...

Yay, yay, yay!!!!

Really pleased for you and the boy - we must get out and celebrate...

Champagne anyone [pops cork]?!?!

Wicked said...

Well done to Junior for having the magical 46... Congratulations. :)