Thursday, July 25, 2013
So, as you saw, telling our parents was an emotional, completely fulfilling experience. These were the people closest to us that we wanted to share our joy with and it felt amazing to be able to finally tell them.
But, there were also others that we wanted to tell. We have several close friends who have been by our sides throughout this almost decade-long journey.
Before being able to share the news with anyone outside of our immediate family, we wanted to get to a milestone. We decided to wait until we had our 12 week check-up and the nuchal translucency (NT) scan.
This prenatal test (also called the NT or nuchal fold scan) can help your healthcare practitioner assess your baby’s risk of having Down syndrome (DS) and some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems. Read More
We went for our appointment and were basically told that based on the ultrasound everything looked good. A few days later we got a call from the doctor with the blood test results. He said that prior to running the test, due to my age and risk factor, our chance for Down’s was 1 in 110. But after reviewing the blood work, it was now 1 in 500. All good news.
We were now free to tell our friends. I sent text messages to some friends that went something like this:
But I needed to think of a cute way to do it. I didn’t want to just say, hey guess what, we’re having a baby. And I didn’t want to post an ultrasound picture yet, because I know how loathsome come people find those to be.
So after some pondering, and consulting with Todd, this is what we came up with.
To everyone who “liked” our posts and commented with congratulations and heartfelt joy, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are beyond thrilled to finally get to share some good news with you.
Keep us and our little bebe in your prayers.