A baby was born into our extended family last week, a little girl. She was now diagnosed with trisomy 21. Apparently there were no signs before hinting towards this (I don’t know what tests the parents actually had, or even what the standards in this country are). The actual issues are still in the process of being diagnosed, but I hope that, after the necessary tests and procedures, the little girl and her parents will thrive. If you happen to know any helpful resources, I’d be grateful if you could leave a link for me to forward.
Our NT scan is coming up at the end of the week, just barely in the window (my fault for booking a holiday right during this time). I worry, unsurprisingly perhaps. The phlebotomist didn’t find my clinic in their computer (which is almost certainly a mistake), and then she tried to put the wrong date of birth onto the vials, so I don’t even know if that part of the results will be available. But it’s not even the actual screening I’m most worried about – and in fact, I have no idea what we’d do if it were anything other than very small numbers. We love this tiny baby so much already. Mainly I’m just hoping to see him or her alive and growing. Other than lack of weight gain, I don’t have anything pointing towards any concerns – I’m still hungry and nauseous and tired. And realistically, the growth from 3g to 7g wouldn’t show up on my scale anyway. So, I’ll try to get through the week without worrying too much.