Welcome, Brianna. XLI is a tricky disorder that can get passed down for generations of women before reappearing suddenly in a boy child. You didn't cause it, and there was no way to know. It is very common for a grandfather or great grandfather to be affected but it was mistaken for dry skin or no one talked about it. If you ask around, you might find that you have some affected distant cousins.
It can be quite a shock to find out that your child will have some sort of disorder or disability. One advantage you have is that you have time to learn about it and be prepared before he is born. It gives you time to accept what he is. I am glad that you found the board now - you have time to read about it before he comes.
As you look around the board, you'll see that most of the kids with XLI have pretty normal lives. I hope that you find that comforting. Another advantage you have is that you already have a child, so you aren't going to go through the new parent learning curve this time.
I don't know if anyone had a wrong amniocentesis regarding XLI. I'm dealing with a different type with no prenatal testing available, so I can't speak from experience. One thing I do know about XLI is that if you had multiple affected kids, how severe it is can vary from one to the next.
Please, have a look around. Many of us respond to email as well as on the board. Click the little envelope button at the top of each post to get an email address.
Reticular Ichthyosiform Erythroderma with white spots.
Husband, Nathan - 5, Elliot - 2, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter and am pregnant, due Oct 12, 2008
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.
email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"