Showing posts from March, 2011

Quite the week!

So, first of all, I'm writing for mostly myself.  I'm kind of hoping that no-one I know in real life will read this for at least another month.  So if you know me, please keep this a secret!! One week ago today, on a Friday, I took a pregnancy test, and it was...POSITIVE.  That was three days before my period was due, but I suspected, because the weekend before I slept, and slept, and slept.  I slept for 14 hours each night, when I normally only get about 7 or 8 hours of sleep. So...due to my being a genetic mutant, being a carrier of ornithine transcarbamalase deficiency, (OTC Defiency for short),  Link to older post describing otc deficiency , my first step past telling my husband was to phone my genetic friends at Mount Sinai in Toronto. The last time I dealt with Mount Sinai was in 2003, which is when my son who was affected by this genetic disease, was born and died three days later.  I had known during the pregnancy that this was the case - we had an amnio done at 1