Sunday, January 20, 2013
My second doctor's visit was with a genetics counselor. Thankfully, my mom accompanied me to this visit, because I wasn't sure which, if any, tests I wanted done on the baby. After listening to the counselor talk and weighing my odds, which are higher due to my age, I decided to have the chromosome test done. It was a simple test, they just took my blood. I am not sure I understand exactly what they do, but they can separate my blood from the baby's, and then test her blood for down's syndrome, and the other two chromosome abnormalities.I have to wait about ten days for those results, but I am not really worried. The results will not change the way I feel about this baby, but knowing will help me prepare for life with her.
My third appointment was with a dietitian to discuss how to control my blood sugar. I learned a lot, and so far, I am doing really well keeping my numbers where they should be. It's going to be a long six months without chocolate, but my little booger is worth it.
It was at my appointment with the genetics counselor that they did an in depth ultrasound, measuring the fold of skin on the back of the bay's neck. I don't remember which birth defect that detects, but my little booger doesn't have it. I love being able to see her! She is always so active. At one point, it looked like she was sucking her little thumb. This was my fourth time seeing her, and I can not wait until March when they tell me for sure that she is a little girl. Or that she is a boy, in which case I have a lot of apologizing to do to my belly! lol!
written by jenn at 10:45 AM