Trevor has an announcement…
I’m pregnant! Trevor’s going to be a big brother around November 14th 🙂
It’s amazing that something so small already has a heartbeat. It is so cool to see that little flicker from the heartbeat on the ultrasound monitor.
I had my first OB appt. yesterday and it was completely different than it was with Trevor. It’s crazy how far-reaching that little chromosome duplication is. How not only those duplicated genes affect Trevor’s life and abilities, but how they now affect his sibling’s lives. Instead of a quick appointment, we had to discuss the different prenatal testing options for this baby. Having one child with a chromosome disorder may put me at higher risk for having another, so this pregnancy will be monitored more closely than Trevor’s. We haven’t decided on how much (if any) extra testing we’re going to do.
We also discussed the difficult labor I had with Trevor, which I know exacerbated his issues. He has right-sided weakness and we may be looking at a hemiplegic CP diagnosis here shortly. I have a different doctor this time around, and she seems to truly care about making this pregnancy and delivery as stress-free as possible. Hopefully knowing what we know now will lead to an easier delivery this time around.