It’s a…

…GIRL!  Trevor is going to be having a little sister 🙂  We went to the perinatoligy clinic for our genetic counseling session and ultrasound yesterday and found out that baby #2 is a girl.  She looks healthy so far, although we may end up doing another ultrasound to get a better look at her heart in a few weeks or so.  She wasn’t completely cooperating and they didn’t get as good a look at her heart as they wanted to.  But so far everything’s checking out okay.  The genetic counselor even said that it’s hard to get a better result from the NT scan than we did.  Here’s hoping baby girl is happy, healthy, and typically developing!

Sweet little profile shot:

Cute hands over the face:

 

I was a little unsure as to whether or not we should do extra testing with this pregnancy or not when we first got the news that we were pregnant again.  We decided to do any extra testing that was recommended as long as it wasn’t invasive, and I’m glad we did.  Although this testing won’t show whether or not this baby has the same chromosome disorder that Trevor does, I do feel more confident than I would have if we hadn’t done any testing.  Meeting with the genetic counselor was nice too.  Although without testing Todd and I can’t be 100% certain that one of us didn’t pass Trevor’s duplication on to him via a balanced translocation she gave us a better understanding of why the geneticist thinks it’s unlikely that we did.  Due to the location (being interstitial) it is highly unlikely that Trevor’s mutation was passed down, so we’re almost certainly looking at a de novo mutation.  That is pretty encouraging.

And as far as big brother goes he seems to be picking up on the fact that mommy is going to be having another baby.  It’s so cute – if you ask him “Who’s going to be the best big brother ever?” he smiles and yells “Trevor!”  I just hope he’s still excited about his little sister once she’s actually here 🙂

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2 thoughts on “It’s a…

  1. Congratulations!!! Saying a prayer for you that she’s happy, healthy, typically developing, and an easy baby. =) How did you survive the first months, I’m so wiped!

    • Thanks! And I don’t know how I survived the first trimester. I was so exhausted all the time, and nauseous too. I’m a few weeks into the second trimester now and am finally starting to feel better. I just kept telling myself “this too shall pass”. I hope you start feeling better soon!

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