The current pregnancy seems to be hanging in. Aside from my daily freak outs about the spotting, it is hanging in. I set new parameters for myself. I am not allowed to freak out about spotting unless it happens 3 consecutive trips to the can or it gets heavy and it’s not spotting anymore. I just have to calm down – the last 2 weeks have been a crazy roller coaster of ups and downs. I cannot change whatever the outcome will be and I need to stop freaking out all the time. It’s making me crazy. And I am becoming reclusive because I am feeling so emotional and up and down, that I just don’t want to subject other people to my crazy.
My OB called me today. She finally got the results of the genetic testing from the miscarriage in February. The baby had Turner Syndrome. So, only one X chromosome, as opposed to the normal XX or XY. So, it would have been a girl and she would have had some issues. Apparently a lot of Turner Syndrome babies miscarry in the first trimester – this is not uncommon. The good news is twofold. 1) There is nothing wrong with my body that caused the miscarriage. 2) It’s not a genetic defect that increases the likelihood of having another pregnancy with the same condition. And I suppose the third piece of good news is that we did not find this out in prenatal genetic testing and we were not faced with making a decision.