We Came, We Ate, We Conquored

Well, we survived Thanksgiving.  The turkey was moist, the stuffing was spicy, the mac ‘n cheese was to die for.  There were no fires in the kitchen, nothing burned on the stove, and we were all still speaking to eachother when we finally sat down for dinner.  All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving.

One of the things I was the most thankful for this year was the outpouring of support, prayers, kind thoughts, and encouragement from you.  I must have read your comments 1,000 times.  And I might read them again today.  Thank you for reaching out to someone that most of you don’t even know.  Chris and I met with the geneticist on Tuesday and the news was very encouraging.  Basically, there is a 25% chance that I could pass along the genetic mutation.  Then, if I do pass it on, there is a 15% chance that it could result in a disability that you can see.  Now, there is a lot more to those statistics than anyone (except me) cares to know, but in a nutshell those are our odds.  And I feel pretty good about them.  I have a CVS scheduled on Monday, which is where they go in through my abdomen and take a sample of the placenta to see if the baby has been effected.  That means in one week I will know the health of the baby and also THE BABY’S GENDER!!  How exciting!  Bring on the Little Jack or Jill!!

And now, I need you to reach into the depths of your spirituality and pray for me again…  I’m going shopping today.  On Black Friday.  I must have a death wish.  Either that, or I am in desperate need of some sales this year.  So, send me your Christmas Lists.  I have Santa on speed dial.


Filed under Around the House, Family, Money, pregnancy

6 responses to “We Came, We Ate, We Conquored

  1. Wow – that is fantastic news with the chances of your baby being affected. And praise God they got you in so early and that you will be able to have some definitive answers soon. That will be a HUGE load off. Know that I think of you often and when I think of you and that sweet baby, I always say a prayer. Keep us posted – we will definitely keep praying!!

  2. Grandma

    . . . and we ate and ate and ate! Best Thanksgiving ever! What a great job you and Chris have done with your new home. Remember, there is power in prayer and positive thinking. Looking forward to my first great grandchild – boy or girl. Love you.

  3. Betsy

    Glad to hear that your odds are outstanding. Your family will still be in our prayers. Can’t wait to find out the sex of jack or jill:)

  4. Last year I was almost scalped at target by an angry mom of two. I was reaching for the chutes and ladders board game and she thought I was reaching for the last tickle me elmo doll. She swung her purse at my head and if it would have connected, I might not be here today. She was angry, husky and strong. Black Friday shopping is nuts.

  5. archiveslives

    Santa on speed dial–you’re my hero! Oh how I miss the sales of Black Friday. Curse Canada.

  6. Jackie

    Great news about the baby. You know we’ll be saying lots of prayers. Plus, we get to know if it’s a girl or a boy!! I can’t wait. But about that shopping, are you nuts! It’s gonna be a jungle out there. Be sure to wear your armor. Have fun. Love you guys.