Monday, September 26, 2011

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome was not what I was expecting to hear when the doctor called me. I am told that I have a 1:200 chance that my 2nd child can have down syndrome. The next steps are ultrasound and/or amnio. My level 2 ultrasound revealed no "soft markers' for down syndrome and I declined the amnio due to the risk of miscarriage. This baby is a miracle and in no way will I risk her life to determine if she has an extra set of chromosomes. She is our miracle, our rainbow after a huge huge storm. This child is our hope and we love her with or without an extra set of chromosomes.