Friday, December 23, 2011
Well the 21st was a pretty heavy morning. I got myself down to Women's & Children's from PG here for my 945am ultrasound. Now of course the tech can't tell you want they are seeing but they can tell you what they are looking at. So I got to see the little bambio bouncing around and of course over anaylze why they are spending so much time looking at this, that, and whatever. Thankfully, I had to only wait until 1130 to see the genetic counsellor for the results but that just felt like the world slowed down and forgot to turn. Geeze thank goodness I didn't have to wait any longer than I did. So waiting patiently in the genetics room Patricia came to the door and said "I have great news" Well I just burst into tears. One doesn't realize how much pent up angst one has until these moments. I just couldn't stop crying to the point that I even had Patricia get all teary eyed. Anyhow I got ahold of myself and basically felt a tad in shock. But basically to the best of their ability they can tell me that this kidlet is going to be NORMAL. (thats my favorite word!) Plus to top it off I had received the quad screen blood results a week earlier and was told that came back all negative as well. That created another great melt down to the point the doc called me at home to make sure I knew negative results were a good thing! O course I had but again it was just a HUGE release. I've also always dealt with my pregancies with the idea of "Expect the worst and HOPE for the best" So ya life is incredibly lovely right now. I was so strung after receiving the ultrasound results that I felt I needed to get out and walk for a bit to blow off some steam. Luckily the weather was brilliant while I was down and I ended up walking from Women's and Children's to my buddies place right down by Stanley Park. On the way I bought myself fancy smancy drinks and goodies, window shopped, took in the environment and ended up walking a total of 6km. It was great. Since I had planned for a possible amniocentisis I didn't book my flight home till late the next day. Fortunately, we didn't end up needing to take that route and my buddy Kim and her family opened their doors to me and we hung outfor the rest of the time. We headed to Granville for some breakfast and in the afternoon we hit up all the fancy hotels and checked out their decorations. One of the hotels had a gingerbread house competition and it was truly stunning what people had created. Kim and Grady are standing in front of a life sized Gingerbread house. Yeppers thats real gingerbread! This gingerbread display was the most amazing of all. It was done by one of the culinary schools down in Vancouver and the detail to it all was stunning. It was quite bizzare to be down there at this time of year as the grass is green and the temp is hovering around zero while everyone is completely bundled in huge parkas! One fella even had a beaver hat on...not sure what this lot would do if it truly got cold! Anyhow this was just a lovely Christmas gift for our whole family and now we can proceed with this pregnancy as a NORMAL average pregnancy......JUST BEAUTIFUL! Have a wonderful Christmas everyone ~ Cheers Julie Jason, Alistair and bambino to be!