Monday, September 24, 2007
more baby news
Last week's genetic screening came back with results that were better than I could have imagined. If you consider just my age, my risk of having a baby with Down syndrome is 1 in 52. Now, after the screen, my risk factor has dropped to 1 in 305. And so far, the baby looks normal in every way. So far, so good. I'm so relieved — and yet so perplexed by the mystery that is pregnancy. How some babies (like this one) survive such seemingly tough hurdles, and others (like that of a friend whom I learned about this morning) are destined to leave us far too soon.