Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some 1st Trimester Wrap Up

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 16, 2010--Whatcha' got in there, mom?

May 23, 2010--About all I can stomach is some crackers. Dixie's glad to help me!

May 26, 2010--First time we see our little Diamond Ring! 6weeks, 2 days!

June 8, 2010...starting to show a bit (after some gardening!) 8 weeks, 1 day

June 30, 2010...pulling out the maternity shirts so I don't give any unwanted belly shots! 11 weeks, 2 days

July 3, 2010...Baby's first boat ride! 11 weeks, 6 days

July 11, 2010...Last Day of 1st Trimester....12 weeks, 6 days!


44 comments:

  1. What great pictures of your 1st trimester! Love that your golden spends time with you :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing all those precious photos with us :) You look amazing!

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  3. You are adorable! I loved this post :)

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  4. You are looking great and I agree no matter what odds they give, you still worry. Can't wait to see what dr. says on Monday - my guess - BOY!!
    Hugs & Prayers!

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  5. Oh, what a great way to document your first trimester! I love it - soooo cute!

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  6. So excited for you! Wonderful pictures!!!

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  7. You are the prettiest little mama! I love to see pictures of people on their blogs. It makes it seem like I know you. For all you've gone through girl, you are looking great! Pregnancy agrees with you. Enjoy every moment of it and all the flutters and kicks too. Try not to worry.

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  8. Awe you're just as beautiful as I was picturing you. I loved seeing the pictures!! And so glad that everything is looking good so far with Miney. I'll be praying for peace and calmness for you.

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  9. Let's add "gorgeous," "stunning," and "absolutely beautiful" to the list of words that describe Matthew and Miney's mother.

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  10. I am completely jealous! You are so cute pregnant! No, I am not really jealous, but you are really cute!

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  11. So cute :) Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. LOVE all the pictures but I think the 1st is one of my favorites. I love the look on your face :) glad to hear good reports on Miney and I continue to pray for peace during this pregnancy!!

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  13. Yay baby! You look amazing!

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  14. Oh , I love your pictures !
    You look gorgeous !
    Congratulations on passing the 1 st trimester milestone and the testing for chromosomal aberrations !!!!
    WOW THats great news !!!
    Look forward to more pictures and updates from you .

    LOVE Angie

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  15. Love, love, love the pics! And, I love you. That's all. Jenny

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  16. First ~ could you be any cuter! Secondly, your shots are amazing...what a great way to begin documenting this life.

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  17. You are so gorgeous. The pictures are great and we are all very excited to find out who is growing in there!

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  18. So happy to see pictures! John's right, you should really post more! You look amazing, yet so worried at that doctor's appt. And speaking of Downs, check out this blog--just blows my mind. http://www.kellehampton.com/ Talk about an amazing family, and we can all use a little inspiration and less negativity these days.
    xoxo

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  19. glad your results are good lori and your pictures are so beautiful. the techs at my scan wouldn't even guess what sex mine is, but i tested the 'nub' theory (you can google it. and it looks like mine might be a girl too , sending love xxx anne

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  20. Congratulations on all the good news! (:

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  21. You look beautiful! I think you are one of the lucky women who get more beautiful as they get older. :)

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  22. Love the pictures, you are too adorable. You look awesome. I hope you start feeling a little better soon.

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  23. I agree with all the other comments--you look absolutely beautiful!

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  24. I hear you on statistics not being comforting anymore. I look at them and they seem so reassuring, but then I remember how I've fallen in that fraction of 1% too many times. Hoping that this time you land on the right side of the statistics!

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  25. You're so cute! (And Dixie, too)

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  26. what a cute little bump! I ma glad you got good news. You are in my prayers:)

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  27. wow you're showing so much! just beautiful (and tiny) :)

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  28. You look so beautiful! So glad the tests were good:)

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  29. (((LORI))),
    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the test results (although I completely stand with you on odds and percentages;)
    Secondly...you look breath-taking! I have such a big smile on my face for you.
    And even though I know there is pain behind your eyes...I also see the joy and love for this little one growing so beautifully within you!
    Thank you for sharing those pictures!!

    And I see that your pup also likes to sit beside you on the lawn chair!! BOTH of mine crawl up and I'm usually squashed in a tiny spot while I let them sprawl! Geesh!!

    Thank you for sharing your 1st Trimester wrap up :)

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  30. Wonderful test results and beautiful pictures!!

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  31. You are one stunning momma! Can't wait to hear your news Monday...

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  32. You look so pretty in these pics! I feel like I haven't seen you in weeks!

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  33. Love the pics, love your smile! :)

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  34. Hi Lori,
    Past the 1st trimester already! Yippee! You look gorgeous in those pictures. You are glowing! So happy for you.

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  35. Yeah for all the good news. Thanks for sharing the pics. You are such a cute pregnant mama!

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  36. Lori, I love you pictures! You look so great. I am also happy to hear that your little one could be a girl :) So exciting! I was wondering about you while we were without internet. So glad to see everything is progressing.

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  37. You are so adorable!! Love the pics! And glad the screening came back good.

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  38. Beautiful pictures! Love your bathing suit :)

    Congrats on the positive news, I love what your husband said, perfectly appropriately worded :)

    love and hugs

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