Good News for Kristy...Bad News for Alan | Giftie Etcetera: Good News for Kristy...Bad News for Alan

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good News for Kristy...Bad News for Alan

The baby looks perfect on the ultrasound. We even got a 3D ultrasound, which Alan apparently thinks looks horrible. :) No markers for Trisomy 18 at all. Basically, the doctor told us that my risk for Trisomy 18, as a normal 33 year old, was about 1/500. Since I tested at the risk of a 35 year old, my risk was actually 1/250 (about). Of babies who have Trisomy 18, at least 80% have hard or soft markers of certain birth defects on ultrasound. We had ZERO markers!!! That means my risk, at this point, is about 1/1,250...basically, very, very low. He wouldn't rule it out, of course, but he said that's because you can never rule it out, in any pregnancy. But our baby has little chance of having the problem.

And, the part that is good for Kristy and bad for Alan - it's a BOY!!! I'm so relieved. I'm such a better parent to a boy than I think I could ever be to a girl. But Alan really wanted a daughter. Poor Alan.

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10 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

What a relief! I'm so pleased for you.

I've only brought up boys (two of them) so I don't know what it's like bringing up girls.

Miss-buggy said...

Oh Kristy!! That is such great news!!

Alan....I feel your pain. LOL. I want a girl REALLY bad.

Kristy.....I really think you would be an awesome parent to a daughter just as you are with your son. You are a great parent. You don't give yourself enough credit girl! hehehe....
good luck on choosing names

Cajunfrogy said...

Yeah for good news. Looks like the chinese birth chart was right again. I've always wanted a boy but also thought I'd love a daughter. After having a son, I can't imagine anything else!! Just think they will be the best of friends!!

Mamaebeth said...

Congrats

Brien said...

Awesome news! Thanks for posting it. And I can think of one boy's name I could recommend....

Stac Cole said...

Yay! It's good news for Ander too because boys can have so much more fun together. Sorry Alan. Maybe Jen will have a girl and y'all can just switch every now and then :)

I too agree that boys are easier than girls. I wouldn't trade Desi for anything, but I would take 5 boys over 1 girl any day of the week, but then again everyone says shes JUST LIKE ME...so maybe therein lies the problem ;)

Beorn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am glad the baby is healthy. i agree that you would be a good parent either way. i miss you guys. Hugs,
Beth

Anonymous said...

I am glad the baby is healthy. i agree that you would be a good parent either way. i miss you guys. Hugs,
Beth

Misty said...

glad to hear good results. two boys are fun in their own boyish way. they are harder when they're little, i think, but easier when they hit preteen/teen years.