Happy Hump Day!
Just wanted to let everyone know that our ultrasound appt went well on Monday. I'll post a couple of pics from that later tonight. Last night I worked late, we grabbed some chinese food and went home and watched Idol!
The test we had done on Monday was an ultrasound combo with bloodwork called a nuchal scan. It is usually a test done on mom's 35 +. I was 35 when I was prego with Lindsay so we did this with her as well. It basically is a test that has to be completed before 14 weeks and they look at the developing sinus cavity and they measure the thickness of the back of the baby's neck and look for extra folds. It is to rule out the possiblitity of Down's or trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. Having this exam also rules out the docs requesting an amnio because of my age. I really have no desire to experience an amnio unless absolutely necessary so we're hoping that won't happen. The perinatologist said based on what he saw he is not expecting any surprises with the bloodwork part and that things look good. They'll call us in a week when the blood work comes back.
The baby looked good. Although when we were trying to get a peek between the legs he/she had his/her feet crossed at the ankles. So the tech could not see the boy/girl parts. However, when the doctor looked he did tell us that he wasn't ready to committ but he MAYBE saw a "weiner" (his exact words)! I tell you it cracks me up when an MD comes off with something like that. I nearly wet my pants! Ok, so I'm now referring to my baby as Oscar Meyer! Actually, my friend Karen started us all calling it "maybe weiner". At any rate, he wants me back at 16 weeks and he said he'll confirm it for us then. That is, as long as "maybe weiner" cooperates! HA!
We're very excited and cautiously optimistic that it could be BLUE BLANKY'S for us very soon. However, we'll be thrilled either way as long as we have a healthy baby! I still can't wrap my head around the idea of a boy yet. It seems so weird. Hopefully on February 5th all will be revealed and I will know if I'm shopping for boy clothes very soon!
That's all for now. I'll try to get some pics up tonight and we have another update about what we're doing this weekend!! Have a great day everyone!