NIPT Results and Sharing News with My Church

This is one of my favorite posts to have written so far, as it gives me the opportunity to share wonderful news. On Wednesday I got a call the geneticist regarding my NIPT Test. We had been expecting the results a week later, so it was with great joy that I got them early and was told that baby tested negative for trisomies 13, 18 and 21. Down’s Syndrome, the latter one, was the most likely if any were present, but the test showed a genetically healthy baby. I was in happy tears as I told Matt and his mom, separately by phone, and celebrated with having Matt take my first bump pics.

One kid the best about this rest being negative is that Dr. G was right telling me to skip the CVS test with its risk of miscarriage. We definitely have the right doctor for me and my pregnancy.

This week my pendant ordered from an Etsy artist arrived and I wore it for the first time to church. The front was my comical sonogram with the baby doing a headstand/”mooning” us.

The back is baby’s heartbeat from the same sonogram and due date month and year.

One of my favorite parts of church is the joys and prayers section. We are invited to stand and one at a time share our concerns to which the response is “Lord, hear our prayer” and  joys to which the response is “Praise be to God”. While some people I am close to in church know I am expecting, today I shared our conception miracle and the good news of our NIPT test.

During the service the children’s youth ministry showed the children beautiful cross necklaces they would be given to remember Jesus was always with them. After the service she gave out some extras including one to me for baby. S/he can wart this on his or her christening day and then I will put it away and give it to him or her again when s/he is older.

I’m glad to be part of such a great church with a strong community service component. Yesterday was the special lunch for volunteers, myself included, who had worked with the homeless women population that has stayed temporarily at our church during the day. This was the cake we had.

As it was the fifth Sunday of the month, volunteers after service helped put together 250 bags for lunch to feed the homelss. We coincidentally did this activity the first Sunday I attended the church as well.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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