This morning at 8:30, the phone rang and the caller ID showed the hospital lab. "This is X, calling on behalf of you doctor with good news about your first sequential screen results." And I let out the breath that I didn't know I was holding, Or risk of Downs Syndrome is 1 in 7200 (average us 1 in 800, with the cutoff for normal at 1 in 250). Great news. The bad news: they can only get risks for Trisomy 18 with singletons. So, no risk there. She said we could always have an amnio to find out, but neither of us are willing to risk a miscarriage to know. It's not a factor for us.
We havent gotten the u/s review results from the perinatologist yet and we are due back in a few weeks for the second part of the testing, which gives the results for spina bifida.
Yesterday, Peter's aunt came for a very nice visit and brought lunch. It was very pleasant and the tea sandwiches, quiche, and scones she brought were awesome! Then, some friends from church brought dinner. Very yummy! This is on top of church friends bringing homemade french bread on Monday night and a visit last week by friends with homemade banana bread! We are really blessed and so appreciative.
Tomorrow we see Dr. Bailey. I cant wait to see the babies again and to find out how the stitch has healed and is holding up. We will also find out how often we will see Dr. B. from now on. every 2w? 3w? 4w? I feel like the farther out he wants to see us, I should feel relieved but I think I'll feel like a nutcase and worry each day in-between appointments!
Friday is my dad's birthday. He's going to spend the afternoon and we'll have dinner together. Then, my birthday is Sunday. Last year, I just wanted to be left alone. Honestly, as it gets closer, I still feel that way. I dont know what we'll do. We shall see... Right now, I just want to focus on tomorrow's appointment and imagine seeing the babies again!