Monday, June 25, 2007

Good news!

According to the preliminary amnio results, Eggbert is chromosomally normal.

Words can’t describe how relieved we are. This experience has affected me profoundly, and I think I’ll still be processing it for a while. I had been thinking that once I got the results I would write a post about what I now think about prenatal screening, but honestly I’m still not sure. If the results had been positive for Downs, then as devastating as the news would have been, I think that I would have been grateful for the opportunity to find out early. I can imagine that being stunned with news like that on your baby’s birthday must be even harder than hearing it a few months in advance. However, given that I seem to have been yet another “false positive” (a status that I am THRILLED to have, given the alternative), I am forced to ask myself whether it was all worth it. I’m going to have to think about that, and get back to you.

Meanwhile, let me thank all of my friends in the computer for your unfailing support. I really don’t know how I would have survived all of this without you. While you’re here, please pop over and give Mony a little support. She's going through the same thing.

19 comments:

Rachel Inbar said...

I'm so glad your results are good!!!

I had a false positive with my daughter (at 36). It was really nice to know that everything was OK & definitely easier than going through the pregnancy worrying it wouldn't be.

Sarah said...

OH I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR IT SARA!!!!!!!! i literally feel so grateful for this news as if it were mine (not that i can actually imagine exactly how you feel). after such a crappy trip i figured you wrre bound to get good news (doesn't it always seem to work that way in infetile land?).

Nina said...

Me too. I am sooooooo relieved to read the good news and so so happy for you.

Now I only hope that Mony gets the same "good" resluts.

Thalia said...

So so pleased for you! What an incredible relief.

hadjare said...

Hurray! What great news!

Hopeful Mother said...

SO relieved for you!!!

Tinker said...

Oh what very good news! Say... did you find out Eggbert's gender too?

Watson said...

I am so happy to hear you got good results.

Wow. I caught up on your blog and followed the link over to Mony's site and although I would never wish this kind of stress on ANY expecting parents, it is nice to know I'm not alone.

I haven't even blogged about this yet, but I was also in the 'high risk' category for one of my twins after an NT scan a few weeks ago, despite doing PGD.

BAH.

Could things EVER be easy?!?

Again, I'm so glad the amnio went well, you got good news and you're feeling better.

Marie-Baguette said...

so glad everything is good... so, is this perfectly healthy baby a boy or a girl????

megan said...

good news indeed! i'm so happy for you. you must feel such a sense of relief.

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Mony said...

Oh thank god Sara. It has been so harrowing.

Samantha said...

Yay! I'm so relieved!

Lut C. said...

I'm just catching up on the events of the last weeks. I'm sorry to hear you had a difficult time but am equally relieved that the news is good. Hopefully this is the only bump in the road you'll have to deal with.

Marie-Baguette said...

Hi! You have not posted in ages, so I just wanted to say hello. I am hoping that everything is going well for you. Thinking of you

Mony said...

How are you?

Stephanie said...

That is so wonderful!

Baby Blues said...

Go Eggbert! So glad to hear the good news.

Marie-Baguette said...

sara, how are you? please keep us updated! I am starting to worry about you. MB