Friday, December 17, 2010

Knowledge Is Power

That's what they say. We have some answers. All of our blood work came back normal. The lupus profile, the chromosome/genetics on both me and my husband; all normal. That's a relief! It is looking more and more like we just had horrible luck to miscarry three times in a row.

We also got answers about our last baby. She was a girl and she had Turner's Syndrome. It makes it more real and more sad to know this. I'm glad we know, don't get me wrong, but now as I think of a sweet little girl lost, I'm more sad. I've done some googling. Statistics say that 99% of fetuses with Turner's Syndrome miscarry in the first trimester (for once we fall into the general odds). Statistics also say that those girls born with Turner's Syndrome lead a fairly normal life without too many horrible life threatening complications. Interesting. Statistics also say that the odds of Turner's happening again are no higher once you've already conceived a baby with it.

Now we have lost one baby who had one too many chromosomes and one baby who had one too few. There's some irony for ya.

We will meet with a genetics counselor on Monday to see what they have to tell us. I'm not anticipating much more than the advanced maternal age speech, but we'll see.

As for the two week wait, I've had some symptoms that are promising - tingling, hot, sore, itchy boobs, bloating, fatigue, and frequent urination. I won't count emotional crying all the time because that can easily be accounted for without surging hormones. I might test on Monday. How would that be for our meeting with the genetics counselor! Oh yeah, and by the way, I'm pregnant right now, please tell me everything will be A-OK!


Susy S said...

Oh my goodness. Tingly boobs?! That's been your sure sign every time! I'll be holding my breath for a week now.

LisaB said...

I'm glad to hear that everything came back normal. It's just so sad that you guys have had "bad luck". It must be sad knowing about your angel babies. I hope your luck turns around. I am rooting for you so much!!