Thursday, October 06, 2005

Yeah, well, most of you know what's going on, for those of you who don't, here it is. I've not had the easiest pregnancy so far between all the morning/ evening sickness, and my trip to the hospital when I was bleeding. The doctors have been watching after me and 2 weeks ago, I had another ultrasound done and they found a couple things wrong with the baby. I had to go in and have a CVS (Chorionic villus sampling). It's where they take a very long (and painfull needle) into my stomach down into the baby's placenta. Anyways, they pretty much took a biopsy of the placenta and took it for testing. Yesterday, Patrick and I got the call that all parents to be dread getting, the baby has down syndrome. We won't know for another 4 weeks the extent of the birth defects. We just have the pray for not much. We already know that it has a Cystic Hygroma, which is a fluid filled sac on its neck, and what seems to be barly any of a nasal bone. Luckly, we seem to have the BEST support group with all of our family and friends that anyone could ask for. I just ask that everyone prays for our little Joseph (yes the test also confirmed that it's a boy!!!!) Patrick and I both seem to be doing ok, it's very hard to come to terms with, but we're going to love Joey with all our hearts and souls just like we would a healthy baby. When I find more out, I'll post whatever I know to keep everyone updated.
-Jess

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey Jess...I left a comment here yesterday but I guess it didn't save. :-( oh well...I'll give it another go.

It's a boy!!! I knew it! I'm going to have a nephew!!! I'm so excited. As for the other stuff, it's sad, but it's not the end of the world. Like you said, you have a huge support system and tons of people that are willing to help you whether it be with the baby, emotionally, whatever you need. You guys are very lucky. If you ever need to talk, just IM me...even if i have an away message up, I'm usually here.

p.s. Chris mom yelled at me for never emailing you...so, I'll try to get an email to you later today, you know its tough finding time to do stuff when Chris is here, lol.

Jessica said...

Thanks Steph, I really appreciate your support