Game on!

I got an unexpected call from Perinatal Associates today.  They left a message stating that my second round of blood work came back today.  The blood work they did was routine and, as far as I understood, estimated your chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).

She said the results were great and according to the combination of the tests-there is a 1 in 10,000 chance Caleb has Down Syndrome.

However, we know that the 2 markers on Caleb are more commonly associated with Trisomy 18 so although this call was great news-it really didn’t surprise me since the first round came back with very similar results.

But then….

I just Googled the name of the test with “Trisomy 18” and  it said:

When used together as first trimester screening tests, nuchal translucency screening and maternal blood tests have a greater ability to determine if the fetus might have a birth defect, such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or trisomy 13.

So I’d say:

1 point for our team

zero points for the “markers” 🙂

Game on!

Keep praying for Wednesday.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)

Although we have completely surrendered this to God and we want nothing other than His will for Caleb we know we can pray specifically and we are asking God to leave the doctor scratching his head saying “What cysts?!  There are no cysts and his 2nd artery is right here!”

“You do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2

“in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6



One Comment on “Game on!”

  1. Anita Suazo says:

    GO TEAM BUCK! Great news to read this morning!
    I admire you for arming yourself with as much external information as possible, but my heart aches for you and the weight of your worry right now. Since I was of “advanced maternal age” (whatever!) with my boys, I was also told of many of these unpleasant scenarios, and know all to well the burden you’ll carry for a bit. I remember my “tough gal” side having to take over often to calm my scared mommy side. Big job at times.
    Of course, you know that although the internet and baby books/shows can be an amazing source of information, they can also fill your brain with every detail/scenario that COULD go wrong – COULD doesn’t mean that it WILL. Unfortunately for an expectant Mom, Doctors are required to tell you every negative outcome possible so they can’t be held liable for not doing so after the fact – often frightening parents unnecessarily in the process. Knowledge is power, but I learned personally that too much of it can be a bit overwhelming for an expectant Mom.
    Remember that not one of these “professional resources” (doctors/internet/books/shows) mention Our Devine Creator one time. His will and plan for our lives is the final word on how perfect Caleb will be. Our Lord created Caleb in His image and that amazing babe you are cookin’ up will be PERFECT and LOVED by many – no matter what!
    With the powerful prayers we will all be throwing up for you and Caleb, those cysts don’t have a chance, sista!
    Hold on tight!
    Love Much,

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