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.