Thursday, July 31, 2008

News!!!

A and I went for a nuchal translucency ultrasound this morning where they do a blood test and ultrasound to check for downs and other genetic disorders and problems. My doctor insists all her patients have this procedure because if there is a problem there is so much now that they can do in vitro and also your delivery can be different. So I stressed all night and morning about the test but the second our little cutie popped up on the screen I knew everything was going to be okay no matter what. He/she is so precious it took my breath away and I just kept laughing because I was so excited. He/she looks so much more like a little baby now!

The doc came in and said that our chances are superb!!!! He said that before the test based on my age they were 1 in 825 and after the screen and blood results they are 1 in 10,000!!!!! He said it was pretty much the best score you could get. 'Of course there are no guarantees, but I feel a tremendous amount of relief. Yeah for baby U!

This ultrasound was the most fun one yet! We have two arms and the most precious two little legs! Our lil' lime (babycenter says it's the size of a lime this week), was moving all around. He/she flipped over, had the hiccups, was moving his/her arms and legs all over the place...quite an active morning. Everything looks normal and the doc said we are good to go and we could tell the world (we kinda got a head start on that one)! I'm measuring 4 days before my due date, but they said that changes back and forth a lot. The heartbeat was normal at 154. It was a big relief to be done with this test and hopefully the rest of the pregnancy will be smooth sailing. If we can find a scanner I post some pics if you are interested. Just wanted to share our fabulous news. It was such a wonderful morning and I feel so blessed right now.

Poor monkey, did not have a good day--check out the "Monkey Me, Monkey You" blog for his story. It has been an eventful couple of days.

But, my oldest best friend S had a wonderful weekend--she got engaged!! I'm so excited for S&D. They are planning on getting married sometime in March in Atlanta so I'm hoping baby U behaves and comes on time so I can be there. I can't imagine not being there for her special day. I think I would cry. In a crazy twist to her engagement night, S's little sister (3 years younger) got engaged a couple hours after her! I'm very excited for both of them, but what would you do if that happen to you? Their poor parents--TWO weddings in the upcoming year!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

16 comments:

Belle in Bloom said...

Fantastic!!

Southern Fried Girl said...

Is it not such a relief to get some of those tests over with? I did the quad screen blood test - the alpha fetoprotein and Lord have mercy, I was about a wreck waiting for that bad boy to come in. All was well though.

Congrats!!!

SarahNash said...

Glad all is well with your pregnancy. I had some friends (sisters) who got engaged within a month of each other. They ended up having a double wedding in June...it was interesting!

KK said...

My brother and sister got engaged on the same day!! Crazy. They got married a few months apart, and my engagement was squeezed in between their weddings. Needless to say, my mom certainly didn't take us shopping all that much during those 16 months!

I'm glad your tests went well!

BroncoMom said...

Great news for you and your litle family!

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Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am so happy for you both!

Eat, Drink, & Sleep Preppy! said...

How wonderful! I am so happy for you!

Southern Sugar said...

How exciting! What an absolutely joy-filled time of your life. Savor every second (I know you will.) Keep a pregnancy journal to give to the baby when they are older. They love to hear about when they were in you tummy and its a great way to keep track of all the details.

Lauren said...

I know having the test behind you was a huge relief. I would love to see the ultrasound pictures, I am sure your baby is precious!

Congratulations again!

kate said...

congratulations! hadn't read in awhile; am just now catching up--so happy for you :)

Call the Preppies In said...

Such blessed news...

Kim said...

YAY!! Congrats on the great news!!

Some Like it Southern said...

I am so happy that all went well with the tests! Isn't it so much fun to see your baby move around?! It's the best!

Traci Anne said...

OMG how did I miss this!??! If I haven't said it already (I still have Vacation Brain), CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Southern Cupcake said...

I have been behind on checking in with everyone's blogs since giving birth to Baby B four months ago. Congratulations on your great news!

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