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Monday, January 10, 2011

Reflections.... and another holiday!

I am just so glad and thankful that the down syndrome scare was just a false alarm and nothing more. The whole ordeal lasted only about about 30 hours but it felt like a long nightmare.

Surprisingly, I got to know of a lot of stories that friends or friend's friends also had the same ordeal - blood test showed high risk then amnio results came out negative. Or I guess it shouldn't be surprising from the statistics. Although my results showed that I was 4 times more at risk then a normal person in my age group, it was still 1 chance in 190. As my sis put it, just imagine there's one big lucky draw prize with 189 other people - a standard response would be "cannot get one la...". But of course, there's always the off chance of "being lucky" at the wrong time!!

Looking back, I would have been spared the ordeal if I never took the blood test in the first place. I know some gynaes don't even recommend it unless the pregnant mama is in a high risk group. So, perhaps I went through all the stress, worry, discomfort & risk from the procedure and $$ for absolutely nothing. Or maybe things happen for a reason. In a way, it was a good wake-up call (or a "kick-in-the-butt" reminder) to tell me that I have so many great things going on in my life. To really appreciate what I have. To not take things for granted...
Perhaps I was at a point in my life where I really needed to be kicked-in-the-butt !!! ;)

Oh, and we went for a short holiday because of this. Hubby suggested we needed a short getaway whatever the results, and I thought it was a great idea. Wanted to stay two nights in Clearwater Sanctuary (our 4th visit there in the past 2.5 years. It's an absolutely lovely place and definitely our sanctuary) but only the 1st night was available, so we ended up in Hotel DeLa Ferns, Cameron Highlands on the second night.

We received the wonderful news about the negative results midway through our journey up north, so we were in a fantastic happy mood. Our first meal after the results was a simple late lunch of chicken rice, meatballs and beansprouts at an unknown, quiet corner coffee shop in Gopeng but I felt like it was the BEST meal ever!

Wanted to take photo then realised........ aiyah..... I forgot my camera!!! Must have been the result of packing under duress (it was about an hour before the anticipated phone call from the hospital). At that time, I was glad for the packing distraction but as I packed, my heart was thumping and I could see that my hands were shaking.

Managed to take only a few holiday photos with hubby's blackberry -


Elyssa at the balcony of our room in Clearwater Sanctuary
(I just couldn't capture any smiley moments with the slowww blackberry camera. She looks quite round here eh?)


Eating beef noodles at the famous "thin sisters" stall near Sam Tet school, Ipoh


Elyssa with her Minnie Mouse sweater in Cameron Highlands

17 comments:

Alice Law said...

I'm sure the $$ you paid for amniocentesis are not for nothing, at least you get to know the baby gender now beside a great relief!;D

You are such positive thinker, lots I have learnt from you!^-^

Great trip and I can see Elyssa enjoyed the stayover very much! Have a nice day!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Didn't know you're preggers. And I'm very happy that the lil one is A-OK. I know that feeling coz I went thru an Amnio too - scary but not as painful as I'd thought. So are you telling us the gender yet? :)

LittleLamb said...

Glad that everything is ok....
Take care ya..
The get-away was a good choice...now u come back recharge!!!

Mommy to Chumsy said...

i took the blood test too and i requested for it because of my age :) it was great that you received the results before your vacation actually starts :) hey, Elyssa does look round in the photo. maybe it's her hair...hehhehe. She's too cute!

MeRy said...

Love her cheeky smile...

MayChing said...

oh i missed the whole episode...! glad to hear it's all ok:)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

See see told you don't worry right?? I told my friend and she even wanted to call you but I told her I don't have your number. Anyway, glad that all is ok :)

ChloeRuoyi said...

That must be one of your best holidays ever :) I'm glad to hear that everything is alright. Now, just sit back and enjoy your happy and healthy pregnancy!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Adrine, you sure got one real adorable doll there.
She's cute and love her big eyes.
Someday that cute girl going to break hearts, ha ha.
Happy to read the problem turned out to be okay.
You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

AngelineBK said...

Glad to hear everything is ok! Take care and have a nice day!

Daddy said...

Hei.So glad to hear that everything is OK and yes...Clearwater is a nice place for a quiet holiday....

prince n princess mum said...

Wonderful vacation, after relief with the news~~~

Mummy Gwen said...

I'm glad everything is ok. Enjoy your pregnancy. Don't worry too much ya.

the little prince said...

I'm glad that everything is ok.

I went through another process cos I totally scared of the amniocentesis!! So I took the Nuchal scan with blood test cos I am in the high risk group! Lucky the result turn ok and I then escaped from taking the test then!! :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

good that everything is fine now. Can't wait to see your bump pic soon!

slavemom said...

I can imagine how torturous it was waiting for the results. So glad that everything's ok now.

Jacss said...

hi, glad to hear of yr preg'cy & that everythg was OK now...
u can now enjoy the pregnancy & look fwd to receiving another bundle of joy :D