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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    Kelly December 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    You said it so well. I’m glad the test is over. Rest, and we’re all thinking of you.

    Cara December 6, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Rest up Momma, you did it. Kuddos!

    Mary Joan Koch December 6, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    I am so glad the test it over. Please rest and feel all our hugs and good wishes.

    Amy December 6, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    I think you’re brave too.

    Hugs to you.

    Wright December 6, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Rest and know that we are all praying for you.

    Anonymous December 6, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    oh catherine i’m so glad that the test is done.a big hug to you for being brave and going through with the test.i will be praying for the best possible outcome for your little sprout and youir family.rest well and know that we are all thinking of you.LAVANDULA

    Awesome Mom December 6, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    I am so glad you made it through ok. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

    Janet December 6, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I hope HBF got you cookies AND a latte. Rest and be well.


    Candygirlflies December 6, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    I am so proud of you, HBM…

    Rest, now.

    Lots and lots of love, CGF xo

    PunditMom December 6, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    So glad it’s done. We’re thinking of you.

    Kris December 6, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    You are incredibly brave. Our thoughts and well wishes are with you, Sprout and Her Bad Gang.

    The City Gal December 6, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Congratulations for being brave.

    It will all work out, I am sure.

    Much More Than a Mom December 6, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Bless you, you brave woman!

    Crystal December 6, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Rest up HBM. You were brave. Your answers will come soon.

    Laural Dawn December 6, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    I’m glad it is over. I was doing a lot of worrying for you.
    Relax. Be strong. And Sprout will be fine. The hardest part is getting your mind on other things (which is why it sucks you can’t drink while pregnant.)

    b*babbler December 6, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Like everyone else, I’m so glad that the test is over for you.

    Try to rest, enjoy some tea and cookies (and chocolate) and some coddling from the good husband.

    Thinking of Sprout…

    Mouse December 6, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Glad you made it through this part. I’ll be crossing my fingers for the results. Rest up and watch something funny.

    Heather B. December 6, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Enjoy your latte and cookies (You SO deserve both) and I will be thinking lots of good thoughts for you and the sprout.

    flutter December 6, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    No matter what, babe.

    Mac and Cheese December 6, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I was thinking of you all day. I think you deserve cookies AND a latte.

    Lara December 6, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    i know i don’t have much to add here, because i’m not a mom who can talk about these tests and what it must feel like to be so uncertain. i just wanted to say that i am so proud of you and honored to know you even just a little bit and that i think you are and always will be an inspiration to mothers – no, women – no, PEOPLE – everywhere.

    no matter what.

    clueless but hopeful mama December 6, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    I think we all agree: cookies AND a latte.

    hugs and kisses and thoughts and wishes and prayers (even from an agnostic who doesn’t know you).

    Anastasia Beaverhausen December 6, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Every part of my body “crossed” for a healthy, happy Sprout. No matter what.


    pgoodness December 6, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Been thinking of you all day. Hang tight.

    Sandra December 6, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Love to you in all of your bravery. Big supportive hugs being sent your way

    Blog Antagonist December 6, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Lots of healthy baby vibes coming your way. Everything will be okay. I choose to believe nothing else. (((HUGS)))

    Maggie December 6, 2007 at 6:08 pm


    Lie still and rest, you’ve more than earned it. Thinking of you.

    Heather December 6, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    And we’ll be here for you, no matter what.

    Robbin December 6, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Rest up – fingers will be crossed for you.

    I was 40 when I had my son. They told me even before I had my quad screen to expect a positive result. I told my OB no matter what happened, I was fine with it. As it turned out, I got a better score than most 24 year olds.

    We suffered from infertility prior to conceiving our son (by IUI), and I remember two of my friends giving birth to their son, who has Down Syndrome and what they went through. I remember thinking at the time “Lord, I would take that result any day if you give me a child to love.” Her experience made my decisions for me.

    I was blessed, and you will be too. No matter HOW this comes out.

    One Cool Chic December 6, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    I’ll keep you in my thoughts and you know things always seem to work out one way or another, they always do.


    Mommato2 December 6, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, so glad to hear that the test is all done….get some well deserved rest.

    We will all be here waiting for your updates.

    More hugs and hand holding to you…

    Anonymous December 6, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    good girl, i knew you could do it. i’ve been thinking about you all day and glad you are now home resting (and being waited on?) if we can do anything for you, holler.


    mothergoosemouse December 6, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Good for you. Take it easy, and keep taking those deep breaths. Waiting for the result isn’t easy, but yes, the hardest part is almost over.


    Mrs. Chicken December 6, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome.

    Jenifer December 6, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Well you are almost there…you will be in my thoughts. Now it is time to take a rest, think good thoughts and squeeze that adorable WB.

    daysgoby December 6, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Much love to you, Cookie.
    You were very brave.

    kittenpie December 6, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Good work, brave woman. Keep your chin up, and we’ll all be hoping for the best for you.

    I also have lots of time off in December, so let’s get together a few people for a playdate some day before you go, okay? When do you move?

    liv December 6, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    hi, beautiful girl. wishing you good rest, love & light. hang in there…there are lots of hugs out in blogland for you and the whole bad crew.

    Aimee December 6, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve been thinking of you all day and checked in here a couple of times for an update.

    Will you get initial results soon, or will you have to wait for the full report? I’m asking because with us, we got an initial report within a few days (from Thursday evening to Monday afternoon).

    SO glad that HBF was on hand for his support and to fetch whatever treat you wanted. Take it easy for a few days and know you’re our thoughts and prayers. Feel free to email me if you like at wvgurl at yahoo dot com.

    Beck December 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Good work, mama.
    Now rest.

    Maria December 6, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Your Strength is really amazing–You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Anonymous December 6, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Hi, delurking to say well done, I was thinking of you today, best wishes to you from Ireland.

    liz December 6, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Cookies, a latte, and a fluffy book to cozy up with. You are brave and strong and a very very good mommy.

    FishyGirl December 6, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    So glad it’s over, and that you were brave. You are actually far braver than I. And we will all be here for you, nomatterwhat.

    Agatha December 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Well done, get yourself some pelvic rest, rest, rest. & good luck x

    Jozet at Halushki December 6, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Much love to you and Sprout.

    Rest and relaxate, latte at the ready…and float. We gotchya.


    Miscellaneous-Mum December 6, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Rest, hon. Rest, you did well.

    Kyla December 6, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    You were very, very brave. And you continue to be so.

    Mom101 December 6, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Sending you much love and virtual cookies.

    slouching mom December 6, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    xx’s and oo’s in spades.

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