After our decision to do the blood test for a diagnosis we had what felt to be a long wait for test results to come in! We were quite busy that week so that helped to pass the time.
On the 16th I kept my phone with me all the time (even during my attempt at a nap) but later in the day left it in my room with the volume down and missed the call! I didn't even realize it until it was too late to call back. Dr Jolly had left a message saying that the results were in.
On the 17th I called them back and they said that Dr Jolly wasn't in yet so I let them know that I was going to be available all that day to talk. She called me back a little later that morning and said that the cell-free DNA test (Harmony/Panorama are some of the test names) had come back positive for Trisomy 18. She reminded me that it isn't always accurate but combined with the ultrasound it seems pretty conclusive.
Now, before I say the rest of the announcement, I have to say that we were 95% sure that we were having a girl. I as well as Jon, the midwife, my mom and seemingly everyone else thought it was a girl :)
After letting me know the first part she asked if I wanted to know the gender, to which I said yes. She said "it's a boy!". I was shocked! I said "a boy?" and she confirmed! Now, it isn't that I don't want a boy, (I really do) but I was so sure! After my initial shock we ended the phone call and I called Jon to let him know the news, he was super excited that it was a boy! Throughout the day we called all of our parents to let them know. We also decided that we were going to give him the first name of Matthew which means "Gift of Yahweh" and passed that news on too. We haven't decided on a middle name yet.
Our next meeting was scheduled for the 22nd when we were going to meet with another high risk OB and also meet a genetic counselor.