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 ;)

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:22 am
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Canooknic
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That's amazing news, I'm really happy for you & your little boy!! Congratulations xx
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm
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These are great news - and HUGE Congratulations to your seet little baby Boy :)


A good friend off mine have the same rare disease. He is also small and looked so young even he is now 31. He is now on crutches to be able to walk better. You can be sooo happy that your baby boy is healthy and measured the right sizes :o)

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm
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That's great & congrats!!!

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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I'm so happy for you!  I am a pediatric PT and studied a lot about OI, and I can't even imagine what it's like to go through.  So glad you took the chance on having your own and it all seems to be OK!  =)

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 9:38 am
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Thank you girls so much :) No words will ever be enough to describe the relief I felt seeing his little bones..Weird thing to say huh? I know we are no in the clear yet since he can still have it, but at least he is ok for now.


blustarfruit - Yeah it is a very nasty condition, but I luckily do not have a severe type. I still use a chair to get around (well most of the time outside, but not at home), but my life is actually very normal :) I just really, really could not handle seeing my baby is pain. Not sure how my mother did it with me.


GermanBride- My DH is also German. He moved here from Germany when he was 15. We met pretty much right after that :) I also moved here from Europe. People always make fun of us because I am Russian and speak it with my family, he speaks German with his, and then we speak English with each other...lol. They say our poor kid will be so confused ;)

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 10:24 am
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Def your LOL will be a multi antive speaker :)

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 2:54 am
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YAY!  That's so wonderful!  And woohoo for team blue!!!

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 3:09 am
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Boys are awesome!!!!!!!!!!  Thank goodness everything seems to be on track with your little man too :)

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 5:33 am
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That is amazing news! congrats on TEAM BLUE!!! 

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 3:19 am

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