Put To The Test

December 6, 2007

It’s done. The test is done. I didn’t like it, but HBF said that I was very, very brave (just close your eyes – close your eyes, hard – and clutch someone’s hand and think of a happy place, or any place without long scary needles) and that I didn’t hurt his hand at all when I squeezed it really, really hard. I only cried a little bit – just out of fear, really, which was unavoidable for me – and the attending OB was very kind, and by the time we were out of the amnio room my eyes were dry and I was able to focus on the pressing issue of whether HBF should fetch me cookies or a latte.

I’d like to say that the hard part is over, but it’s not. Now, I’m going to lay very, very still for a day or two and pray that I don’t fall into that percentage of women for whom the amnio does not end well. After that, the hardest part will be over, I think. Then all there is to do is wait for more answers. But whatever those answers are, so long as they involve a Sprout ending up in our arms, we’ll be fine with them, and will proceed in the only way that we know how, with love.

No matter what.

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    tiffany December 6, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    your bravery is very, VERY inspiring. obviously, you’re in a lot of people’s thoughts…i truly hope that helps at least a bit.

    nomotherearth December 6, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    I’d have the cookies AND the latte. Why choose?

    Thinking of you and sending you hugs.


    LD December 7, 2007 at 12:35 am

    A hundred warm prayers and hopeful thoughts for you–

    Major Bedhead December 7, 2007 at 1:40 am

    You’re in my thoughts these last few days…hang in there. And eat all the cookies you want.

    painted maypole December 7, 2007 at 2:13 am

    brave you.

    motherbumper December 7, 2007 at 8:20 am

    Why does it have to be cookies or latte? I say both. Be still, be calm, be peaceful – xo.

    amy (another one) December 7, 2007 at 8:57 am

    You are very brave indeed. I’ll be thinking about you. Take care of yourself and Sprout.

    amy at thetextureofthings.com

    -The Shiny Happy Mama- December 7, 2007 at 9:16 am

    You are very brave, I agree. Rest up! You will continue to be in my thoughts.

    Tara F (aka AbbysMomma) December 7, 2007 at 9:46 am

    I’m proud of you! Take care and rest for a few days (easier said than done with a little one). You’re in my thoughts…

    Mrs. Chicky December 7, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I hope you’re not sitting up right now. Rest and cookies.

    Elizabeth Edwards December 7, 2007 at 10:33 am

    I think you deserve cookies AND a latte, sweetie. I was thinking about you a lot yesterday. Big hugs!

    Hannah December 7, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Well done getting through the test, I know you must have been very scared and upset.

    We’re pulling for you.

    David December 7, 2007 at 11:33 am

    the bluegrass chapter of the HBM fanclub is pulling for you and your family.

    well done.

    kgirl December 7, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Rest up, stay still and enjoy the cookies. much love. xo.

    Redneck Mommy December 7, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Much love and virtual cookies sent your way friend.


    MamaMichelsBabies December 7, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Thinking about you guys.. relax, and try not ot think about (Yeah I know, not happening)


    ~JJ! December 7, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Praying for you.

    mamatulip December 7, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    I’m proud of you.

    I hope the wait isn’t too long.


    Angela December 7, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Whew! That’s done and soon you’ll have the results. Feet up and a cookie in each hand sounds like a good place to be right now.

    Good Job Mama!

    Staciesmadness December 7, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Take it easy now…rest and wait. HUGS

    caramama December 7, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    You are brave and strong! You deserve both cookies and lattes!

    Rest and take it easy. And know that you are not waiting alone. We will all be here with you.

    JaniceNW December 7, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    I’m so very proud of you. My prayers will continue. Hugs.

    red pen mama December 7, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Good job being brave. Hope you got the cookies and the latte, and that you can take it easy, in your head as well as off your feet, for a while. We (as you can clearly see from all these comments) are all wishing you well.


    Christina December 7, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Deep breath. And release.

    I know it won’t be any easier to relax until you know the results of that test, but try to take it easy. Thinking lots of good thoughts for you.

    jenB December 7, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    i have been thinking of you. big love from here. nomatterwhat.

    ozma December 8, 2007 at 5:42 am

    You are brave. I am thinking of you and your little one.

    crazymumma December 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    I was running on the treadmill yesterday and I saw a woman across the street and I thought might be you. Then I thought, no, she will, she should, be lying down.

    rest well. xo

    Niksmom December 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Sending you good, restful, healthy Sprout wishes!

    Mama P December 9, 2007 at 2:28 am

    I love your line of thinking. I feel the same. And you know what, it probably isn’t Downs. But if it is, it is still a perfect baby. Because it’s meant to be here. And you will all grow bucket loads due to this precious gift. It’ll be more work, but fuck it. It’s gonna be worth it. I am so proud of you, and I don’t even know you. MUCH luck.

    Lydia December 9, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    I had the amnio Wednesday… with the marvels of modern technology, the preliminary results came Friday afternoon… ALL IS FINE.

    And since you and I seem to be on the same vibe for our pregnancies… I have complete confidence that YOUR test is fine too.

    Her Bad Mother December 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Wow, Lydia. I’m not due to get results for 2 – 3 weeks – and that’s having gone to one of the best genetics programs in Canada. so happy for you though!

    Christine December 9, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    you are amazing.

    take care, ‘k?

    Lisa December 10, 2007 at 2:31 am

    My palms got sweaty just READING that. I would go into full on anxiety attack if I had to have that test.

    You are brave. You deserve a latte AND a medal, darling.

    scarbie doll December 16, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    wow, sorry to hear you’ve been going through this. I’m with you — once you’re on this side of the motherhood fence, it would be no matter what for me too. Anything else is impossible to imagine. Before I had a child (or I guess it’s children now) I would have said otherwise. But yes, no matter what. Sending you vibes of strength.

    ewe are here December 18, 2007 at 6:19 am

    I’ve been offline, so I know all is well now, but oh how I remember the loooooong needles for this procedure.

    My good wishes are with all of you while you await the results.

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