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22 Pairs + XY - Elizabeth Unexplained
Lots of data but no answers
22 Pairs + XY
So in all the work doom I forgot to post the actual good news of the week, and that is that I got my amnio results on Wednesday, and the little guy tested normal. Also he is chromosomally male, which is good since it matches the plumbing observed on the ultrasound. The knitting of blue baby things will commence this weekend.
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gryphon2k From: gryphon2k Date: September 25th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for 46 chromosomes! Seriously, I'm so glad for you that the results were normal, that's a scary one.

Continued best wishes!
aite From: aite Date: September 25th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear of your good news!
coraline From: coraline Date: September 25th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: September 25th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear it. (About the non-trisomy, not the sex. Not that male is a bad thing. Either sex is fine. Just commenting on the amnio results, which is very good news.)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: September 25th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
jaedian From: jaedian Date: September 25th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so happy the results were normal - it is so stressful to worry about!
nicola314159 From: nicola314159 Date: September 26th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
That's wonderful news. I've been waiting anxiously to hear the results. I'm at 14 weeks myself so just behind you and went through the nuchal translucency scan this week, with good results. I'm really happy for you!

Also I should say hello - I think I found you via Julia's website and I'm enjoying reading along so far :-)
enugent From: enugent Date: September 28th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry I missed this earlier - congratulations! That must be a huge relief.

Be prepared for everyone to assume that you are automatically done once you have your matched set, and for major incredulity if you decide to go for a third. :-P

What are you knitting for him now?
psychohist From: psychohist Date: September 28th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is indeed a major relief.

We would like a third if we can do it without cutting the breast feeding short on the second, and if we still think we can handle three once we have two. After all, the replacement rate is higher than two.

What kind of incredulity are we likely to encounter?
enugent From: enugent Date: September 28th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
(This is based on stories I've heard from friends with three.) I would expect a certain number of "Why are you putting yourself through IVF again? You have two already!" When your first two are of the same sex, it seems to be excusable in these people's minds to "try again for a boy" (or girl), but they just can't wrap their minds around the idea of voluntarily having more children than you have hands. I know several people who have been told (sometimes by their own parents) that they are "selfish" or "greedy" for wanting a third baby.

But maybe you'll be lucky and all of your friends will have their mouth-brain filters engaged, either from politeness or from fear of Elizabeth. :)
psychohist From: psychohist Date: September 29th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't mind talking to them about it.

With respect to the "one of each", I'm actually kind of worried about that, as neither Elizabeth nor I had opposite sex siblings. While we're happy with a boy, we weren't particularly looking for "one of each", as Margaret already has four male cousins and no female ones.
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