Yesterday we had a big day, I was happy, things were slipping into place. Life seemed to be giving us a big pat on the back.
Today I got the phone call you don't want to get from your doctor when your pregnant.
Can you come in and see me today? Its urgent.
Luckily Michael heard the panic in my voice when I called him and came straight into town, he's the person to deal with in crisis. I melt down and blank out he's good at listening and getting things done.
Listening to the doctor he said abnormalities and my heart was in my throat. More blood tests, another ultrasound, hospitals. Appointments.
My very tiny baby is not having a good start to life. The umbilical cord is missing an artery. Not a huge problem in itself, it's workable. Extra care. No being overdue.
The baby has signs of Downs Syndrome, only 'soft' signs, which means not big in your face signs. I'm being sent to Brisbane to have some amniotic fluid taken and tested. But not for another 5 weeks. If were having a baby with Downs I'd like to know now so I can prepare myself, know all the details, I need details.
So for the next 5 weeks I am meant to not stress and try not to worry about it. There is still a small baby in my belly.
Can you see me not stressing or worrying about it?