I feel a mega post coming on....
Well I had the scan with my favourite doctor. I had been
studying pictures of NT measurements on the net so I would
know what was going on. (I have a good link if anyone wants
it) I was so nervous at the start because I was thinking,
"WHERE is the heartbeat?" but of course it was there. I was
hoping for really small measurements but I knew as soon as I
saw them looking that I was not going to be so lucky. They
take about 10 then use the larger one. They were all under
2.0 except for the last which was 2.2. Safely under the
danger zone, but at the higher end of normal. Anatomically
everything was good and there was definitely a nose bone
(Downs babies often don't have one). My age risk is 1 in 116.
So I am pretty resigned that when they add the blood results
my risk will not be really low. I will probably be having CVS,
and yes, the needle goes wherever they need to put it, even
o: Can some of you girls who have horrid
proceedures a lot say some encouraging things about this?
I think the contrast between me and someone else is pretty
funny though. Most people are gushing on about how cute
the baby is, etc, I was having none of that. They were
pointing out things to me and I was totally just wanting to get
down to business! Bubby DID look like a boy though. I am
quite calm about having further testing though, it's just what
you have to do if the results warrant it. I will be very happy
with anything over 1 in 200ish.
Tracey, a CVS is similar to amnio, but they take solid matter
from the placenta instead of amniotic fluid. The advantage of
this test is that you can have it done much earlier so if there is
a serious problem and you decide not to continue it's much
easier than at 20 weeks when you would be induced and
have to give birth to a baby that would die in your arms. I'm
glad your scan was good! That is the most important one and
well worth getting a specialst.
Mergie - glad to hear your spirit isn't broken yet and you are
still telling your doctor what's what! I hope the sperm washing
will make all the difference this time.
Girolama and Mazee - I realizeI only know you guys from the
internet but I am getting nervous for you. I know it's dumb but
I can't help getting worried when people get close to full-term
because that's when I lost Antonia. I was just like you Mazee,
racing around all over town, had my SIL and nieces staying
from OS, my mum in town driving me nuts, so much to do,
and what I really feel bad about is that I didn't chill out, lie
around and listen in to my baby enough. I know I am a dag,
but can you do some of that for me so I stop worrying? (you
too Girolama, and where are you?)
JB - you will be ok finding out Chrissy eve. If the news is bad
there will be PLENTY of good quality booze to slug down
unashamedly in front of the in-laws. And if it's good news
everyone else will be pretty merry and not notice that you are
Wishingstar - Isn't your IUI around now? Fingers crossed for
Kit4keeps - Glad you are back. Good luck with seeing a
perfect heartbeat next Friday. Maybe two??? Perhaps twin
girls this time, LOL. Try the preggo pops for m/s.
Bring on the pre-x-mas BFPs and Scorpio babies!
DD#1 - ^ˇ^ Antonia, born sleeping10/01/2004 @ 39 weekshttp://www.snugglepie.com/tickers/tdb.php?tid=22658