We had our appointment with the Genetics Counselor and the ultrasound.
The meeting with the GC wasn’t bad at all. I had read so many horror stories about women being pushed to do amnio’s and some even pushing for abortions.
We met with a lady named Nicole and she was the complete opposite. She was informative and listened to what we had to say. Respected our wishes for no amnio. And then she said the percentage of our baby having Downs Syndrome was so low based on my blood results. Music to our ears but still knew we weren’t in the clear.
Finally we did the ultrasound and the doctor looked over everything again. After a long silence, he said the baby looked perfectly healthy. He couldn’t find any markers for DS. Huge relief! I instantly started crying.
I know the ultrasound isn’t 100% but it makes me feel a whole lot better. I just feel like everything is going to be ok. And on the plus side, we got to see our little nugget again. This time we caught her (still dont know if its a “she” but I’ve been referring to baby as a girl) shaking her head back and forth and raising her little arm over her head. 🙂 Makes me smile just thinking about it.
Tomorrow we go in for our first 3d/4d ultrasounds. And on Saturday, we are going out to dinner with our families to find out if baby is a boy or girl. Oh, I forgot to mention we have the answer in an envelope that has been sealed for almost a week! We have fought the temptation to open it but we will soon find out. Can’t wait!!!!
And finally side to side pictures of my belly. My very first picture at 5 weeks and the most recent one taken two weeks ago.