Friday, June 24, 2011

All is well!

Yesterday's appointments went SO well, and were very reassuring to me!

The nurse at the OB picked up the heartbeat on the Doppler right away and said it sounded right on.

And then, at the MFM doctor, the ultrasound showed that the amniotic sac had grown just like it was supposed to and was looking great! We even got to see the baby moving its arms around which was SO adorable.

The doctor did an NT scan as well. Now, he didn't even really tell me what he was doing and I only figured out what was going on once I Googled "NT Scan" today. ANYway, the nasal bone and neck fluid were both looking good and had no indicators of a chromosomal problem.

He did ask if we wanted to do the blood screening test for Downs and Edwards syndromes. After talking with Mr. M., we declined. We both felt it would only add to my stress at this point, and I am trying SO hard to stay relaxed and de-stressed. Plus, if the baby has a syndrome it already has it and there's nothing we can do. If it has Downs, it won't affect our decision to carry the pregnancy to term. If it has Edwards it will most likely die and there is nothing we can do. It was a very stressful decision, but ever since then I have been at peace and feel like we made the right choice.

So now I have to endure the SEVEN WEEK WAIT until my next ultrasound on August 10. I will be 18 weeks and hopefully we will be able to tell what we are having then! I see the OB again in three weeks so at least she will check with the Doppler, which will provide some reassurance.

If all goes well I am planning on having the ultrasound tech write down the sex and put it in the envelope so we can give it to the host of our gender reveal party. Should be fun!

Right now my goal is to make it out of the first trimester which will be "official" on July 13.


  1. I am SO happy to read this post!!! Even though all of us in the IF world are all too aware that disaster can strike at any moment, the truth is, the further along you get in your pregnancy, the lower the chances get that something will go wrong.

    Sending lots of good thoughts and am thrilled that you had a good scan!

    Keep working on staying relaxed and spoiling yourself!

  2. So glad to hear you had a great appointment! I have been following your blog for a while and I am at almost the exact same place in my pregnancy as you are. I will be out of the first trimester on July 10th! :) Wishing you all the best and I will be reading as usual.

  3. If I ever get pregnant... I AM SO stealing your idea of a gender-reveal-party! That sounds like so much fun!!!

    I'm glad things are moving along, nice and normal :)