Amnio Update

We met with the genetic counselor this morning. She was warm, friendly and thorough. So thorough that at one point she was explaining gene pairing to us and when I said the word “recessive” she pointed at my and said, “Right!!!” I believe she enjoys her work, and that’s always nice to see.

It was also fun to watch her draw a cool family chart for each of us.

After much discussion we established that she didn’t have a lot to tell us that we didn’t already know. That was reassuring because my biggest concern about the meeting is that she’d hit us with some concern I’d never considered.

If something is wrong, I’m definitely in the “want to know” camp. But weighing that against the fact that I don’t favor being fooled with by doctors if I don’t need to be left me at about a draw for the amnio. I left it to Damon, saying that if he is going to lose some of his joy over this pregnancy because he was busy worrying then we should go do it. But if he isn’t, then we should just go to breakfast. It tipped back and forth a few times, and I think in the end Damon’s heebie jeebies about someone sticking a needle in my stomach is what won. And I had pancakes AND hash browns and felt pretty good about all my choices this morning.

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71 responses to this post.

  1. We didn’t do amnio; though you could have argued a strong case for it, with me being soooo old at the time. I decided to take my chances because I was concerned an amnio might cause trouble. So far, things seem okay . . .

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  2. We didn’t do amnio; though you could have argued a strong case for it, with me being soooo old at the time. I decided to take my chances because I was concerned an amnio might cause trouble. So far, things seem okay . . .

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    • Oh, I know from old. I’m sure they feared I would crumble into dust under the pressure of the amnio needle so I’ll bet they were relieved too.
      Sweetness is living proof that even with one foot in the grave you can get an excellent kid.

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      • Awwwwh, thanks. We have a lot of fun, if I remember to take my Geritol.
        Darn, my shawl fell off.
        Returning now to my enfeeblement.

      • Awwwwh, thanks. We have a lot of fun, if I remember to take my Geritol.
        Darn, my shawl fell off.
        Returning now to my enfeeblement.

      • Awwwwh, thanks. We have a lot of fun, if I remember to take my Geritol.
        Darn, my shawl fell off.
        Returning now to my enfeeblement.

      • Awwwwh, thanks. We have a lot of fun, if I remember to take my Geritol.
        Darn, my shawl fell off.
        Returning now to my enfeeblement.

    • Oh, I know from old. I’m sure they feared I would crumble into dust under the pressure of the amnio needle so I’ll bet they were relieved too.
      Sweetness is living proof that even with one foot in the grave you can get an excellent kid.

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    • Oh, I know from old. I’m sure they feared I would crumble into dust under the pressure of the amnio needle so I’ll bet they were relieved too.
      Sweetness is living proof that even with one foot in the grave you can get an excellent kid.

      Reply

    • Oh, I know from old. I’m sure they feared I would crumble into dust under the pressure of the amnio needle so I’ll bet they were relieved too.
      Sweetness is living proof that even with one foot in the grave you can get an excellent kid.

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  3. We didn’t do amnio; though you could have argued a strong case for it, with me being soooo old at the time. I decided to take my chances because I was concerned an amnio might cause trouble. So far, things seem okay . . .

    Reply

  4. We didn’t do amnio; though you could have argued a strong case for it, with me being soooo old at the time. I decided to take my chances because I was concerned an amnio might cause trouble. So far, things seem okay . . .

    Reply

  5. We didn’t do amnio; though you could have argued a strong case for it, with me being soooo old at the time. I decided to take my chances because I was concerned an amnio might cause trouble. So far, things seem okay . . .

    Reply

  6. Oh, I know from old. I’m sure they feared I would crumble into dust under the pressure of the amnio needle so I’ll bet they were relieved too.
    Sweetness is living proof that even with one foot in the grave you can get an excellent kid.

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  7. Are they planning to just do a level 2 u/s?

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  8. Are they planning to just do a level 2 u/s?

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    • And good for you, being the boss of yourself. 🙂

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    • And good for you, being the boss of yourself. 🙂

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    • And good for you, being the boss of yourself. 🙂

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    • And good for you, being the boss of yourself. 🙂

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    • It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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      • Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

      • Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

      • Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

      • Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

      • Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

    • It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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    • It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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    • It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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    • It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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  9. Are they planning to just do a level 2 u/s?

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  10. Are they planning to just do a level 2 u/s?

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  11. Are they planning to just do a level 2 u/s?

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  12. Awwwwh, thanks. We have a lot of fun, if I remember to take my Geritol.
    Darn, my shawl fell off.
    Returning now to my enfeeblement.

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  13. And good for you, being the boss of yourself. 🙂

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  14. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that baby.
    I used that grammar just for you, because it conveys my conviction.

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  15. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that baby.
    I used that grammar just for you, because it conveys my conviction.

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  16. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that baby.
    I used that grammar just for you, because it conveys my conviction.

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  17. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that baby.
    I used that grammar just for you, because it conveys my conviction.

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  18. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that baby.
    I used that grammar just for you, because it conveys my conviction.

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  19. What Susan said.
    But with better grammar.
    (p.s. – I’m glad you’re not going to have the amnio, for what that’s worth.)

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  20. What Susan said.
    But with better grammar.
    (p.s. – I’m glad you’re not going to have the amnio, for what that’s worth.)

    Reply

  21. What Susan said.
    But with better grammar.
    (p.s. – I’m glad you’re not going to have the amnio, for what that’s worth.)

    Reply

  22. What Susan said.
    But with better grammar.
    (p.s. – I’m glad you’re not going to have the amnio, for what that’s worth.)

    Reply

  23. What Susan said.
    But with better grammar.
    (p.s. – I’m glad you’re not going to have the amnio, for what that’s worth.)

    Reply

  24. There’s the Steakums I’ve been missing turblebad.

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  25. It was actually the level 2 that revealed the echographic focus. So I think we’re done, because it didn’t show any other problems.

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  26. I enjoy your conviction.

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  27. It’s all worth a lot. Thanks!

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  28. Oh, well then, just one soft marker is nothing on a level 2. You have nothing to worry about. I’m glad you skipped the amnio. I know there’s a place for them, but they kinda scare me.

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  29. I’m trapped in our box office for the next two hours, so I’m happy to entertain you.

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