Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thank you and Good bye

I have decided after much consideration to finally wrap up my blog. It has become more of a burden to me than a joy and I think now with the results of our d&c in, it is a good time as any to wrap this up. I appreciate all of your positive thoughts and prayers through some of the difficult times and appreciate all of your compliments and suggestions through the decorating of our home. Most of you already know me from the Nest and that is where you can still find me. Just page me on the Decorating & Renovating board. I am also now officially addicted to Facebook so you will find me out there as well. If you do ever need to contact me, please email me at

Friday, February 06, 2009

D&C Results - Update

I finally got a call from the doctor tonight, his analysis of our results were "It was just bad luck, a random bad egg." He does not even recommend any further recurrent pregnancy loss testing at this time because our results did not reveal any permanent chromosomal issues. He also stated we are welcome to resume treatments again after two periods. I am still waiting for my first AF to arrive so it will be some time before we are back at it again. We are so relived, hopefully our bad luck has turned around.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Abnormal Female

These were the results of our genetic testing of our baby. We had a little girl with Trisomy 16. I haven't had a chance to discuss this with our doctor yet, but from my mad googling, I have learned it is the most common cause of miscarriage. We have not found out yet if our Trisomy was a full or mosaic. A full trisomy, the chance of recurrence is 1%, with a mosaic, it has a greater chance of recurrence. I am dying to talk to the doctor to see if I can find out if ours was a full or mosaic. I have a call into one of nurses with follow up questions. The good news is that it does not appear to be a structural choromosome issue at this time which would have indicated more of a permanent problem with one of us. Here is the most generic definition I have found:

Trisomy 16 is the most common autosomal trisomy seen in miscarriages and accounts for at least 15% of first trimester miscarriages. Most pregnancies with trisomy 16 are lost around 12 weeks although a small percent may be lost in the second trimester. A few fetuses with mosaic trisomy 16 have survived until birth. Most of these infants have growth failure, psychomotor retardation and die in infancy.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Weekend Project

I have been a bit of a blog slacker these days, not too much to report. I can only blog so much about all the snow we have been getting here in Cleveland. Today is the first above freezing day we have had in weeks so hopefully some of this white stuff will melt!! Tonight I am hosting a superbowl party with family and neighbors, I am so excited, it's my first big event since we have been in the new house with this many people! I plan on taking a lot of pictures to document the festivities. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at one project we tackled this weekend to get the house prepared for guests. The living room drapes!!!!