Well, I haven't been blogging, but I haven't been doing much but puking, so perhaps you can all forgive me... For some reason, this guy:
Doesn't like it when I'm on the computer. Talk about hard to get your photo editing done!!! When you do like 2 a day you don't get much of anywhere fast.
Fortunately the fog does seem to be lifting a little. I was feeling pretty good, then I've had a few rough days of trouble keeping stuff down. I don't appreciate it, I can tell you that much.
So okay, yes, hopefully you have surmised that I am pregnant. Otherwise we need to have a discussion I guess, not that you'd understand anything I said. ;)
I am 13 weeks and 1 day, shortly to leave the good ole first trimester behind me for good! Due to my history, I had a first trimester screening that they don't typically do. It comprised of a nuchal translucency scan, done with an ultrasound where they measure fluid at the back of the babies neck (they have found most chromosomaly abnormal children have more fluid back there then a 'normal' baby), and some blood work. This testing can't give you any definite answers, the only testing that can give you surety is an amnio, but this testing carries no risk aside from a posibility of false positives or negatives, but an amnio does carry a very small amount of risk. So we chose to do this screening, combine it with the regular second trimester quad screen, and they have shown a 95% detection rate for chromosonal problems if they exsist. If they were to show worry that there were further problems we would opt for the amnio at that point.
After my first round of blood work and the ultrasound I'm very happy to say that the baby's 'neck meat' is extremely average, not thick, and overal they gave me the clearance of 'negative'.... in this case, negative being a VERY GOOD THING. Yay! I told the genetisist that this was the first time someone called me during pregnancy and gave me good news!
Our due date is December 31st, so looks like we could have the New Years baby, haha. Poor kid. I hate that he's due smack dab in the middle of the holidays, but what can you do? We'll just have to celebrate half-birthdays I guess. I say my thunder is a little stolen, because I know 3 women (besides myself) due between Christmas and New Years - evidently April was a good time! ;)
Maybe now that I'm moving and shaking a little more I'll get up pics from my trip to California, and some other things. Maybe.