23 October 2008

It's all good in the uterus hood!

Just wanted to give a quick update...

Dave and I just got back from our monthly doctor's appointment up in SLO. Of course, I have been a nervous wreck all week. Poor Magnum got the blame for my not sleeping two nights ago, and since he didn't join us in bed last night and I still slept horribly, I am thinking it had more to do with nerves over our appointment than anything else! So, this is my public apology to Magnum. I'm SOOO sorry!

Anyway, the doctor had the results from the nuchal screening that we had done earlier this month. The doctor there said that delivering a baby at my age and factoring nothing else into it, my chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome was about 1 in 632. After doing the screening and the bloodwork, the new risk is 1 in 10,000. Praise God. We were also able to hear the heartbeat again (a first for David). The heartbeat was at about 156 beats per minute. (How many of you out there are saying, "Well, must be a girl!" ???)

The doctor was cracked up at the different myths we had been trying out...especially the Drano one! (Thanks Dave for ratting me out!) She said there was no way to tell based on the heartbeat. We are going to try and schedule our next ultrasound for sometime in the next 2 1/2 weeks, so hopefully we will know something by then!

But, so far, things are going well!

5 comments:

Marissa and Scott said...

Glad to hear it's all going smoothly. What a relief. Can't wait to see you guys next month!

Anonymous said...

I guess here is another "You got it from your momma" syndrome. WORRYING!!! I sure wish I had passed on some positive genes. I guess that's for this next generation. I know it's easy for me to say now, but relax and enjoy this time of being pregnant. God is in charge and you know it.

xxoo Mom C.

Amanda said...

You passed down SOOO many wonderful genes. (I turned some nasty California green beans into something spectacular last night for dinner!) I can turn an empty pantry into the best meal ever. Who else could have taught me to do that. And, did you see those wedding pictures? Hello? Where do you think I got those gorgeous genes from???

I am relaxing, and today, I think I'm going to take a little trip to Babies R Us to celebrate! ;)

Lauren Robinson said...

I'm so glad things went well at the doctor. I just can't wait to meet this little baby of yours next April!!!

I also can't wait to see all the cute and Martha-esque things you're going to come up with before then! How many adorable onesies have you made so far? :)

You are my craft idol.

Ryan said...

Caroline's was 155 at that appt so I say GIRL!! Oh - and I had no m/s either and also craed Buffalo Wild Wings!!
ok - made that last part up.