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December 21st, 2012, 08:20 PM
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So i have had a really long day, and I apologize for not updating sooner.

To start, overall everything looks ok, but apparently I cant just have a normal appointment. It started at 9am. with my ultrasound. The good news is that she is definitely a girl! The heart beat looks good, head shape is normal, and she is measuring right on track! However, it looks like she has a club foot. At this point, it seems like the club foot is an isolated incident, since all the other body parts look normal, but they had us meet with the genetic councilor just to go over what else could be cause a club foot, and let me tell you, there are some scary ones!!! They offered to do an amniocentesis, but I dont feel like the risks of pre-term labor are worth it at this point, but there is also a new blood test that pulls out the tiny bits of the baby's DNA that is in my blood, and checks it for the three most common genetic things, like downs and... (short term memory). I will get those results in 2-3 weeks.

If it is just the club foot, then it is easily correctable, but the treatment will be determined after birth. There is a chance of surgery, or just a brace as the foot bones are growing, and it will be corrected before our little girl even knows that it is a problem!

After leaving the High Risk Dr and the Genetic Councilor, I then went to my normal OBGYN to have my 1 hour glucose test, and my regular check up. The quick pee test shows that I have an elevated amount of protein in my pee, but not hight enough for them to worry, just another thing they are going to keep an eye on. I gained 6 pounds in the last month, which brings my total weight gain to 7! lol

ANYWAY im trying my hardest to stay positive! At this point, there is no reason to think there is anything other than the foot, and that is an easy thing to deal with!!!

**** After receiving all the scary information last week, the Dr. at my OBGYN called today to share that the hospital sent over the results from my ultrasound. She made no hint that the communication from the Drs sounded like anything other than the foot, which is such a relief for me! Obviously, there is still a chance, but I am feeling so much better!!! Also, I passed my glucose test, and I dont know if it was just the anxiety, but am instantly feeling better!!!
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December 21st, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Praying for the best possible outcome for your little girl!!
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December 21st, 2012, 10:50 PM
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W baby's they just cast the foot and wala easy fix ill be praying for u. Seems like lot of what if or just in case but no real consern
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December 22nd, 2012, 02:09 AM
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Sorry you had such a rough day. Hopefully all will be well in the end. Keep looking up.
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December 22nd, 2012, 04:41 AM
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That is such a long day and a lot to take in. My thoughts are with you and your sweet baby!
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December 22nd, 2012, 05:48 AM
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Hope that you get some rest today! Good luck!
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December 22nd, 2012, 09:31 AM
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My DDB when I was preggo with my first had club foot with her son. It was corrected soon after birth and her son is wonderful and healthy today, you'd never know he had that condition! Praying for you. Try not to worry.
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December 22nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Prayers for you, baby girl and family! Sounds like you have a wonderful attitude about it and I will be praying the club foot is the only concern and that it easily fixed after her birth! *hugs*
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December 22nd, 2012, 12:30 PM
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I wouldn't worry. I have two friends who had a baby with club feet/foot (one baby had two club feet and the other had one club foot.) Anyway, in both cases that was the only thing wrong with both children and they are fine now. One still needs a brace sometimes but is still able to play sports.
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December 22nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Thanks all! The more people I mention the foot to the better I feel about it. Im going to keep believing that it is just the foot!
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December 22nd, 2012, 03:57 PM
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So glad everything else looks good!

I was born with a club foot. One doctor told my mom I would need surgery but she got a second opinion and that doctor casted my foot at a few months old and changed the cast and stretched my foot every few weeks. I started walking with the cast on at 8.5 months and then had a brace/shoe for awhile after. I've had no other complications, was an avid runner and played sports since I was very young.
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December 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
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What an eventful day!! I'm glad your baby girl looks good except for the foot. Chances are that it really is just that one item. The Harmony and MaterniT21 tests are both fairly new and do exactly what you mentioned. They test for Trisomy 13, 18, and 21, I believe. I would have also declined the amnio at this point. The specialist told me that if we decide down the road that we want an amnio, we can have it done when I'm 32-34 weeks so that then we are only talking about pre-term labor, not the possible loss of a baby. It sounds like you have a really good outlook about this. How's your fiance taking it?
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December 22nd, 2012, 07:10 PM
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They test for Trisomy 13, 18, and 21, I believe........ How's your fiance taking it?
YES those are the ones! I couldn't remember what they were exactly, **** pregnancy brain!

My fiance is amazingly strong! He keeps just saying "as long as she is healthy!" -- My goodness I love him! I really dont know what I would do if he weren't here to keep me centered!
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December 23rd, 2012, 03:22 AM
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Sorry you had another rough day of appointments! Praying that the foot is an isolated thing that can be easily fixed. Stay strong, momma! So glad you have such a supportive DF!
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December 26th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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... still so relieved! I feel like I suddenly have so much more energy!
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