Today's CVS procedure went a lot better than the last one. My uterus was not as tilted this week and had grown quite a bit, so it went fairly smooth and only took about 5 minutes, the pain meds also helped me get through it too. The baby was cute as ever, kicking and it looked like it was waiving hello the whole time. We were very relieved to find out that tachycardia is gone, the heart rate went down to 162, which was great news! We will find out the results, hopefully, by next Wednesday. I'm really anxious to find out the sex of the baby, it's really exciting to be able to know so early on. I scheduled my 20 week ultrasound today as well, it will be on December 29, and they will also do an echo at that time to check and see if the baby has a heart defect. Overall, I am feeling a lot better today, but still wishing I didn't have to play the waiting game.
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After several ultrasounds and two CVS tests, it was confirmed that our son, Elijah, had Trisomy 13. He had several defects such as extra fingers, cleft palate, no lenses (eyes), enlarged kidneys, two vessel cord, the right side of the heart appeared to be larger than the left, and a few more things. Although Eli had many complications, he was both perfect and beautiful to us. He has opened up our hearts to what love truly means. We were not sure if he would make it to term or through labor. Around 35 weeks it became obvious that Elijah's growth was slowing down. I was induced at 37 weeks, and Elijah Alexander was born at 2:30 am, April 25, 2010, weighing 4 lbs. 15 oz. He was absolutely beautiful. He lived for 12 beautiful hours, and at passed away peacefully at 2:30 pm, April 25, 210.
- I have such an amazing family, I am so blessed. My husband Jon and I have a beautiful daughter named Dylan who is constantly making us smile. We also have a son, Elijah, who has changed our world and touched our hearts. Even though he is an angel now, we will always embrace and celebrate his life.