June 14, 2008

Where did the time go?

It's hard to believe, but tomorrow I'm going to be 35 years old (or in Hillary's terms, as of tomorrow I'll have 35 years of experience). Where did the time go? I really don't feel old. At the ob's office on Thursday I was instructed to make a genetic counseling appointment due to AMA, which stands for Advanced Maternal Age. After that appointment and some preliminary tests I've had done, we will then get to decide if we want to have an amniocentesis or not, since that's offered to every mother of AMA. We've decided to see what the geneticist and test results say before making that decision--not an easy one to be sure. The good news is that I have a lot of wacky health issues but no known genetic diseases in my family tree, and while Kevin is missing one grandparent branch, there don't seem to be any genetic issues on his side either. My gut instinct is that everything is A-OK with the baby though. So that's a good thing!

Posted by Shelby at June 14, 2008 07:40 PM

Happy Birthday! The card is in the mail - honest it is!


Posted by: Mary at June 15, 2008 04:06 PM

Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: Raz at June 15, 2008 07:45 PM

Hope your birthday was a good one -- sorry you had to "share" it wit Father's Day.

Don't worry about the AMA (Advanced Maternal Age) thing. They really need to adjust that age range thing it's now the norm for women to be having children (even their 1st babies) beyond age 35. I'm sure EVERYTHING will be fine and Baby Hogan will have both the finely chiseled Rosiak chin and the well-shaped Hogan Head.

Posted by: Katrina R. at June 16, 2008 06:01 AM

Happy Birthday Shelby!

Posted by: Sherri at June 16, 2008 10:26 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Staz at June 16, 2008 06:13 PM

Happy birthday! Congratulations on entering another key demographic! ;)

Posted by: Erik at June 17, 2008 03:43 AM

Happy Birthday!

And I agree with the above smart poster to not worry about the advanced maternal age (advanced? They totally make it sound like you are already putting your teeth in a cup at night). I know way too many people that had first, and perfectly fine babies at 36+.

Posted by: Sarah Wills at June 19, 2008 02:48 PM
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