So, just a few things to wrap up for the first trimester....
We got the results of the Neuchal Translucency yesterday. Even though the skin looked good at the ultrasound (1.58 mm) and there were no soft markers seen in baby's anatomy, we were still somewhat holding our breaths for the results with the measurements and the bloodwork combined.
No longer! Based on my age alone, our odds of Down's Syndrome are 1:100 (or 1:150, according the the Down's Syndrome website). With the results of the measurements and bloodwork, our odds went further down to 1:385. They'd feel pretty confident with anything after 1:220. Matthew's at this point went from 1:150 to 1:170something and they were still ok with that since it went down and was still less than a 1% chance.
Based on my age, our odds of Trisomy 18 were 1:345. After the bloodwork and measurements, they went to 1:945.
So, all in all, very positive test results.
Now, keeping in mind that 1:several thousand is NOTHING for me, statistics and odds really don't mean anything anymore. They could be 1:1 gazillion and if you're the one, well....
BUT--we are celebrating every little success and John said, "Looks like this little one is doing everything she or he can to make us worry less."
He's right. She/He's already such a good baby!!
Dr. Shonekan saw the pictures from last week and also guessed girl. We'll know Monday. Can't wait. Heartrate was 154 yesterday and relatively easy to find, even for a wiggler!
As we are already in the 2nd Trimester, and John gets on to me about pictures, here are some of the 1st trimester recordings:
May 14, 2010! Four Weeks and Four Days!! We're pregnant again!
May 26, 2010--First time we see our little Diamond Ring! 6weeks, 2 days!
June 30, 2010...pulling out the maternity shirts so I don't give any unwanted belly shots! 11 weeks, 2 days