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BOY!!!!<br><br>
I'm a shocked, I guess our previous ultrasound, with our guesstimate of this baby being a girl, was a little off<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I told the tech, that we we're told it was probably a girl... Then I saw, a little penis...<br><br>
His legs were spread open, and before she said "oh, I'm sorry".. I burst out in hysterics... My dh, of course was thrilled...<br><br>
So it looks like my family will once again have another grandson/nephew... On both dh and my side, our sisters also have 2 boys each... So it looks like we're going to have 2 boys as well...<br><br>
He looked beautiful.. He was already weighing 11oz. So I'm sure, I'll have another big boy... I'm trilled as my placenta is posterior.<br><br>
Other than that, I am shocked and, so excited, that this little boy, hopefully won't have to worry about developing breast cancer, as if a daughter of mine would.. ( I have the cancer gene)....<br><br>
His name will be GAVIN LEWIS.....
 

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YEAH!!! Congrats!!
 

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well congratulations!<br><br>
I did not know there is a 'cancer gene' for breast cancer. Can you tell me more about this? There is a history of it in my family, and if I have some way of knowing whether I carry this cancer gene, I'd like to find out.
 

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Congrats! A boy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well congratulations!<br><br>
I did not know there is a 'cancer gene' for breast cancer. Can you tell me more about this? There is a history of it in my family, and if I have some way of knowing whether I carry this cancer gene, I'd like to find out.</div>
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No problem.. Currently there are two known cancer genes that could be in your body... Since I was 27, my sister was 29, and my mother was 51, at breast cancer diagnosis, we all figured we carried the gene..<br><br>
I recently got my results back a few wks ago, and I am a carrier for the BRCA 1 gene.. With being a carrier I had a 87% chance of developing breast cancer in my lifetime. I have a 44% chance of developing ovarian cancer in my lifetime... If a male is a carrier, he can pass this on to his daughters, with the same statistics. For a male, his cancer increase for colon/prostate goes up from 15% to 20% in his lifetime.. So theoretically it's best to be a carrier as a male.. But they can pass this on to either sex.. Statistically my children have a 50% chance of carrying the gene.<br><br>
The test is $3,000, and not covered by insurance.. I was fortunate, and since I have a big mouth, my radiation oncologist got the Cancer Institute of NJ, to foot the bill.<br><br>
For my family to get tested, they only have to pay about $300., since geneticists know what gene they are looking for.. Apparently the test can have side effects, in term of life insurance ... If you are a carrier, you have a higher chance of being denied... **The advice given to me, by my geneticis, is to get a policy before you are tested.<br><br>
**The two genes are called BRCA 1 and BRCA 2.<br><br>
1-gives a higher chance of breast and ovarian<br>
2- gives a higher chance for the above, and skin cancers...<br><br>
**If you are really interested, I'd google BRCA genetic testing... This will give you specifics. I also have my geneticists phone #, she can probably answer some questions if you need..
 

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Wow, congratulations! Now that's a surprise. I love the name Gavin Lewis. My cousin's son is named Gavin.<br><br>
When I went for my perinatal visit for the positive AFP results I met with a genetic counselor who discussed the BRCA test with me. My mom past away at 36 from breast cancer and I get annual mammograms but no other relatives have had breast cancer.
 

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CONGRATS on the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/babyboy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Babyboy">:<br>
I love his name too!!!
 

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Thanks you for that information! I do think, however, that I would personally prefer not to know after all. It's not something I thought about before, but since posting asking about it, I thought about it and realized I'd rather not have the knowledge.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mom past away at 36 from breast cancer.</div>
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LOVE the name Gavin!!<br>
CONGRATS on your little guy!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Congratulations mama! Two little boys are fun!<br><br>
Do you (they, anyone?) have any idea how breastfeeding can help out with your chances of developing breast cancer if you carry that gene? Just wondering....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Congratulations mama! Two little boys are fun!<br><br>
Do you (they, anyone?) have any idea how breastfeeding can help out with your chances of developing breast cancer if you carry that gene? Just wondering....</div>
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There really isn't much info. out there.. I mean being young especially 27, just isn't common..<br><br>
I did breastfeed Noah, I actually got him 2 days past his 1st b-day.. (I was diagnosed when he was 8mths old, and breastfeed him thru 2 breast surgeries).. I believe if you don't have the gene, then breastfeeding can help prevent breast cancer... But with the gene all bets are off.. (my sister, who was diagnosed at 29, was actually tandem nursing a 4yr old and a 18mth old)<br><br>
The only thing, that I find good, is my breast cancer was not hormonally linked, so no one can say, my ds's pregnancy caused my cancer..<br><br>
My oncologist, doesn't say anything, as there is nothing to say... The fact is, the old standard was to wait 2yrs before trying to concieve.. And many go into permanent menopause, and if not, gravely struggle w/ infertility. I got pregnant, only having 3 periods, since the completion of chemo... So as someone who struggled w/ infertility for 18mths before ds1, I'm still in awe that I became pregnant w/ ds2..<br><br>
In terms of nursing, I'm not really worried. My right breast will hopefully produce enough... I've read some research (again not much available) that says my left could produce milk, even after the radiation therapy.. **My left produced a lot, even though 1/2 was removed thru the 2 breast surgeries. If, I have to supplement, it stinks, but at least I can give him some breastmilk, so I'm not getting myself down about it.<br><br>
I truly believe miracles were meant to happen to me!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Your story is inspriring!</div>
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Well, it was all a learning experience.. And honestly I wouldn't change one thing.... It really made my dh and I learn the real "meaning" of life... Within a yr, we had many personal struggles, sold our house to pay our medical debt.. Had to move in w/ his father, to try and save $$, which didn't happen<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ..<br><br>
We are currently in a one bedroom apartment, and are the happiest we've even been in our lives... So we don't need much but each other and our health..
 

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Congrats!
 

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I agree with the prior post that your story is very inspiring!
 

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Thanks for sharing your story mama.<br><br>
And if you need any bm for ds2 and you are comfy with it let me know...I work in the field. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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