We got the results of my amnio from July 6. Our baby has Down syndrome. Jamie & I are doing really well. The initial shock was difficult and sometimes it gets to me, but for the most part I am positive. I have such a great group of family and friends to support us.
The great news is that she looks great! The doctor was very happy with the way her heart looks (which is important) and her growth from the last ultrasound (she gained an ounce). I am extremely relieved at this as many babies with Down syndrome are not as fortunate. However, she is still not in the clear. There are so many health concerns that come with it once she is born. I can only ask for prayers that she will remain as healthy as she is now.
It is weird to tell people our news simply because I don't know how they'll react. And it hurts when people assume or act like it means our lives are over because I know this isn't true. The nurse at the hospital assumed that I was a complete mess and offered to let the doctor know if I needed an anti-depressant. Does it bother me? Yes every now and then. But I know that God gave her to us for a reason - Down syndrome and all. And I know that included in my awesome support group mentioned before is God at the center.