First of all I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and support last week. I means so much to me. I am so thankful for my friends and family but sometimes I feel like my blogging family best understands what it is like to go through stuff like this. Friday I spent most of the day recovering from my CVS. It is not the worst thing in the world but I was pretty sore. I was supposed to work on my dissertation this weekend but I spent most of my time reading every journal article I could find on low papp-a. I found one article which was pretty scary. Most though said that I will probably be okay. Sometimes it leads to bad outcomes but that is not the norm. I do think he may come early though (although how early I am not sure).
On Thursday, my husband was supposed to come back to work after our appointment. Our appointment was not supposed to take long and his office is less than a mile away. Our appointment ended up taking over 2 hours and he did not feel up to working after it. They were concerned when he did not come back. He did not tell his boss all the details but did tell him we got some unexpected news and I am now officially high risk. He told my husband to take all the time he needs to deal with stuff throughout the pregnancy. He also told him that he could use the company card to take me out to wherever I wanted to go to eat (when I felt up to it). I chose Olive Garden and stuffed my face with pasta, bread sticks, cheesecake, and mocktails. It was fantastic! We decided to just enjoy ourselves and not talk about baby stuff. My husband’s family also came to see us this weekend (it was already scheduled). It was really nice to see them and to have a distraction while waiting for our results.
Today our MFM called us with our preliminary FISH results. These results come 2 business days after the CVS and full results come in 10 more days. The FISH results came back negative for trisomy 13, 18, and 21 (our genetic test had come back at an elevated risk for 18 and 21). It also confirmed that he is a boy (we knew that from PGS). Our complete results which come in 10 days will include results from our Chromosomal Microarray (CMA) testing (that looks at a bunch of other stuff and verifies the FISH results). I am nervous about that but today I choose to be happy and celebrate these initial results. I am also now able to look at my baby’s ultrasound without getting upset so I thought I would share a few pictures.
I am not a doctor but I think he looks perfect. I love him so much. – Jennie