It’s heart-breaking for me to write this but within the next few days we will be terminating our little one at 13 weeks. 😢
I went for a private scan at 10 weeks which showed NT fluid behind the baby’s head. I had never even heard of this! They then checked it again at my 12 week scan (I was actually only 11+5) and it was at 7mm (anything over 3.5mm is pretty bad). We then had to go to see a specialist who did a CVS test and took some of the fluid from the placenta. By then, we had had my blood test results back which showed high risk for all 3 trisomies. We had an agonising wait of 5 days until yesterday when they called to say our baby has Edward’s syndrome. We are completely heart-broken, especially as we had been trying for this baby for 3.5 years and it was our 5th IVF cycle.
We are grateful that the results were conclusive as it means the decision was almost made for us and that we are still only 13 weeks into the pregnancy but that does not make this any easier.
We will say goodbye to our little one early next week, please send out your love and thoughts for our angel. 💖😢