Saturday, November 5, 2011

The beginning

February 12, 2011:  2 home pregnancy tests yielded positive results. 

February 14, 2011:  MD appt confirmed we were pregnant with our third child.  This pregnancy was quickly reminiscent of the first two (both boys) - no cravings, no morning sickness, etc. 

We had our routine 12-week ultrasound and were told that there were certain "markers" indicative of Down Syndrome.  Specifically - there was an unusual thickness in the baby's neck & a hole in his heart (VSD).  Shortly thereafter, we completed the two routine blood tests; the risks increased.  We were told "It is more likely than not, that your baby has Down Syndrome." 

May 16, 2011:  At the 18-week ultrasound, we learned we were having a boy (whom we would name Josiah).  We also learned that there were additional markers (shorter arm/leg bones, smaller nose, etc).  Carl & I decided to have an amnio to confirm the suspicion.  The amnio was completed immediately.

May 18, 2011:  Our OB called.  The preliminary results were clearly showed the triple 21 chromosome.  It was official.  Josiah has Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up about your blog, I can't wait to share out journeys!!! It's me, Kelly Gomes (21FrienDS)!! Looks like your story began the day after Landon was born (Feb. 11, 2011)!! And guess what...Landon was our 3rd boy too!! It's truly AMAZING the gifts our children give us!! Congratulations again & welcome to 21FrienDS!!