Good news today :)
First of all I wanted to say that I feel like a 1000 pound weight was lifted off my shoulders. We had our 20 week scan today. I have been dreading this ultrasound so, so much.
I was born with an extremely rare condition called O.I. (long scientific name, but short for OI). This pretty much means I have brittle bones. I have had over 100 breaks in my life (most in childhood, since it tapers of after about 13 years of age) and had 50% chance of passing it along. This is the reason I look so young ( well and all girls in my family look young even without OI) and why I am so short.
Well today we saw the bones of out little baby and he (we found out it's a BOY!!!!) seems to be ok :) He is kicking very strongly and there are no broken bones that we could see. The scan was super detailed and I we saw everything. The ultrasound technician told us he is perfect :,) He was stretching, kicking, hiccuping and squirming like crazy. He measured right on schedule and had no bowing in his legs.
Ahh I cannot even describe how happy I am today. Even if he does have OI, it is not a severe type because if it was, he would have had some broken bones by now.
I mean I live a normal life now (it gets better in adulthood) and can do pretty much anything, but I spent so much time in pain when I was young. I would not wish this on anyone and hopefully my BOY does not have it.
I just wanna do a happy dance (lol probably not a good idea, but still). This is all I have ever wanted. A healthy baby. Of course I know that everyone wants that, but I have know this risk all my life and have even considered not having kids because of it. Well now we are happy and relaxed. Dh won't stop grinning haha ;)