This week was especially difficult for Rick and I. We had some blood work done at our OB/GYN office. Everything came back normal except my cystic fibrosis screening. It appears that I am a gene carrier for the disease. Which doesn’t necessarily mean that our baby will have it. However, if Rick would tests positive to being a carrier then our baby would have a 25% (1 in 4) chance the baby would have cystic fibrosis. After we got this news I was devastated to say the least. The next step was for Rick to get blood work done. The results would take a week to come back. It was a very long week! I was extremely worried all week, of course you don’t want anything to happen to your baby. You don’t want your child to ever suffer but it definitely puts things in perspective.
BUT we got great news! Rick was NOT a carrier. So all that means is that our baby could be a possible carrier. And also that Rick can say he as better genes then me, lol!
Here is a 9 week video clip – 9 week ultrasound video clip
Still so relieved!