I don’t know if anyone still even checks our blog… it has been far too long since we have updated it. Hopefully this post with somewhat make up for the silence.
We’ve been sitting on some news because we wanted to be able to accompany it here with photos. Actually, many of you who know us in person may already have heard: I’m pregnant. Our little boy is due around the third week of March, so I’m 22 weeks along (just past the halfway mark; or in the sixth month, if you want to count that way).
We’ve had two ultrasounds now. The first, on October 17th, was the standard 18-20 week anatomical scan. I wasn’t feeling movement yet at that point, but he was definitely wiggling around like mad on the screen, and we got some fun ultrasound pics:
Everything looked fine at the first ultrasound, though my due date was pushed back a week. However, because I had an abnormal result on my quad test (which screens for potential chromosomal issues), my OB referred us to a perinatologist for another ultrasound and a consultation. The second ultrasound was on October 29th, when I was about 20 weeks along.
Again, everything looked normal on the ultrasound, but we ended up opting to do an amniocentesis to make sure. Our results are back, and they confirmed that the quad screen gave me a false positive: all of his chromosomes were normal. It was a very stressful month waiting to know for sure. Now I can relax a little, and try to get used to the idea of a little person playing drums on my bladder all day. 🙂
The ultrasound technician at the perinatologist tried really hard to get us a good 3D pic, but the little guy wasn’t really cooperating. She said it was a bit early to get those kinds of images, and the placenta and umbilical cord were in the way when he wasn’t covering up his face with his own hands. Guess I’m not the only shy one in the family now… (In the pic she finally gave us, the placenta is what is covering part of his face.)