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Old 05-25-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
 
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I talked to my doc today and my results came back normal. No chromosomal defects. I'm 40, so I was worried.
And it confirmed the Ultrasound, that I'm having a boy.
Now on to boy's names...heh heh

I'm leaning towards Shaun (Sean) or Michael...but not so sure.
I want a name that isn't too too creative.
Thanks for everyone's suggestions in an earlier thread. I'm not really fishing for suggestions, but mostly wanted to share the good news.

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that's great news. good luck!!
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Normal babies are good. Congrats!

If you're taking votes, I vote for the Sean spelling. More authentically Irish. Shawn and Shaun always seem wrong to me.
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My hubby's last name is Italian, so not sure if Irish is a concern.

We're leaning towards Michael Anthony or Sean Anthony...We want Anthony as a middle name.
Some of my favorites don't match with Anthony very well...Jacob, Jeremy, Zachary, Jeffrey...hmmmm...

yep, normal babies are good
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Normal babies are good. Congrats!

If you're taking votes, I vote for the Sean spelling. More authentically Irish. Shawn and Shaun always seem wrong to me.
Shaun is so wrong! Sean for boys and Shawn for girls.

I like Sean Anthony.
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Congrats! FWIW, I love the name Sean!
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My hubby's last name is Italian, so not sure if Irish is a concern.


Authenticity always counts. I come from an Irish/Italian town. The mix of Catholic/Italian/Irish seems to be common. There were lots of Guido O'Brian and Connor Valentino -type names.
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My hubby's last name is Italian, so not sure if Irish is a concern.

We're leaning towards Michael Anthony or Sean Anthony...We want Anthony as a middle name.
Some of my favorites don't match with Anthony very well...Jacob, Jeremy, Zachary, Jeffrey...hmmmm...

yep, normal babies are good
I also like the spelling "Sean" over the alternatives. I dated a Sean once when I was a teenager, and I remember my best friend and I deciding it was spelled "the hot way". haha.

I also think Jacob Anthony is a good combo.

Recently I really like the name Bennett and Jackson and for a boy. I think Jackson Anthony is cute.

One last tip: I don't know what your last name is, but make sure the initials don't spell something you don't want them to!
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Congrats on the good news. Can I ask though, why the amnio? I'm in the same boat (42) and just went through the nuchal fold ultrasound and blood tests- US tech said that looked fine, I follow up with my OB on all my bloodwork next week. But when I was pregnant with my son ( and the same plan here) is that if all the screening (my bloodwork and ultrasounds) come back good, no need to do an invasive amnio.

I don't know if it's just me, but my practitioners have never pushed it. I would consider it if something in the screenings came back as a concern, but I'm just curious about other's experience on this.
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Why the amnio? It was my decision, actually. I was referred to a specialist that told me the different tests and screenings. When I heard the amnio was 99.4 percent accurate and that the others had accuracy in the 80ish percent...I knew what I wanted. I read up on the risks and I was willing to take it.
I wasn't pushed into it at all. I'm 40 and had several miscarriages. I'm assuming some were due to chromosomal defects. I wanted to know what was going on with this pregnancy.
It is considered invasive, but really it wasn't so bad. At least, in my experience. I'm glad I got it done...I knew that if my baby had a problem, I would want to know, so I would know how to prepare for it (or if it was severe and life threatening, I would terminate it...although I would not take that decision lightly)...or if there wasn't anything wrong, I wanted to know so I can stop worrying.
Yay! Now, any worrying I do is just out of my own neuroticism...heh heh.

Like my husband got me a salad from this sandwich shop he likes to eat at...I don't eat deli sandwiches...I'm tryng to be strict with what I eat. Well, they put feta cheese on my salad. Feta is a no-no...so I picked off the feta to the best of my ability...but I'm sure some of it got ingested. I was worried about listeria and went online for awhile, until I decided that it is silly. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I'm pretty sure that very little bit didn't do any damage. But I'm neurotic, so I worried for awhile. LOL

I at least now know there isn't chromosomally any problems. Now, if I can just take good care of myself, go to my appointments/follow doc's advice, and let them know if I experience something concerning...there's a good chance everything will be okay. Again, not 100 percent LOL
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Congrats - must be a great feeling!!!!

Feta is bad? It's the only cheese I eat and I chowed down on it through both pregnancies (once I could keep food down.)

I like the spelling of Sean way better than Shaun and I like Michael.
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Sean...not a fan of Michael for various reasons..lol
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Feta is bad? It's the only cheese I eat and I chowed down on it through both pregnancies (once I could keep food down.)
Soft cheeses, deli meat, hot dogs, etc can contain listeria which is very dangerous when pregnant.
.Listeria and Pregnancy : American Pregnancy Association
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Congrats on the good news!

Spider - I had to sign an official piece of paper at the OB/GYN office when I declined an amnio when I was pregnant at 40. The head of the practice insisted on it. He was extremely cautious - didn't want me to go even one day past my due date. I don't know if it was to avoid lawsuits or if he was just like that. I tried to see the midwife for most visits, as she was very laid back and saw no obvious reasons for concern with my pregnancy.
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Congratulations, I also had amino at age 40, and also a boy. I could not believe how many people asked me why the amino. I just said for personal reasons. One friend came right out and said "would you have had an abortion it came back adnormal". The nerve!
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Congratulations, I also had amino at age 40, and also a boy. I could not believe how many people asked me why the amino. I just said for personal reasons. One friend came right out and said "would you have had an abortion it came back adnormal". The nerve!


People are stupid.

Abortion is not the only reason people might want to know about genetic abnormalities in advance of birth. If one knows to expect a certain problem, one can choose to deliver in a high level hospital, with a Level I NICU unit, so as to ensure the best outcome. Because of amnio, my friend knew she was having a baby with a cardiac defect, so she chose to deliver in a university hospital in the city well known for their neonatal cardiac unit. That hospital was hours away from her home, and she wouldn't have gone there ordinarily.
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Dated a Michael and a Shawn...so both have sentimental value to me.

Congrats!

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Boomy, I don't know if it will help ease you any, but only non-pasteurized soft cheeses are considered a risk. Most blue cheese, feta cheese, and brie in the US is made with pasteurized milk and is fine to eat. So if you're wanting some of it and you're in the supermarket you can just look at the ingredients.

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Soft Cheeses: Imported soft cheeses may contain bacteria called Listeria, which can cause miscarriage. Listeria has the ability to cross the placenta and may infect the baby leading to infection or blood poisoning, which can be life-threatening. You would need to avoid soft cheeses such as: Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Feta, Gorgonzola and Mexican style cheeses that include queso blanco and queso fresco, unless they clearly state that they are made from pasteurized milk. All soft non-imported cheeses made with pasteurized milk are safe to eat.
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy : American Pregnancy Association

Pasteurized Soft Cheese OK in Pregnancy

I hope this helps ease you a little.
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