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I thought I'd give everyone an update on today's appointment. First DH and I spoke with the counselor, who explained how the numbers work to come up with a screening result. Even before going to the appt, DH and I decided that I would do an amnio. Luckily, the genetic counselor said that the amnio would be done immediately after the ultrasound.
We waited for over an hour, but were finally called back for the u/s. This was DH's first time at an u/s and he was just so confused at what he was looking at. Baby K. looked great. There were no markers for Down's, but an amnio is the only way to tell for sure. Oh, and he went from 8 oz. on Thursday to 9 oz today. I saw the 4 chambers of his heart and the very obvious sign that he is a boy! Also, my cervix and ovaries were checked and looked good.
On to the amnio. The doctor came in, introduced himself, and had an interesting conversation with the nurse. It completely distracted me b/c I didn't even know when he inserted the needle. Seriously, when he said done, I was in shock. He even showed me the amniotic fluid to prove that it had been done. I think he inserted the needle when he said he needed to indent my skin with a plastic thing. It was uncomfy, but not painful. So there I am waiting for him to say that he was going to insert the needle. I had to laugh. DH watched the entire thing on a screen and said the needle was extremely thin.
I have been resting at home and decided to take stay home from work again tomorrow. I should have the results next Monday or Tuesday.
Oh, and my due date has been moved to Sept 28th, but I'm sure that will change again.
Thank you ladies. I just know the results will come back fine. This is the 1st time in my pregnancy that I've allowed myself to think positively. I always thought I would be jinxing myself if I didn't prepare myself for bad news. I'm almost 1/2 way through and I want to enjoy the rest of it!