Friday, June 26, 2009

Thunder Stolen, But It's Alright...

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.

12 comments:

Nellie and Jason said...

oh my gosh! What in the...I am SO EXCITED!! So you're starting to feel better, that's good! I think we need to have a girls lunch sometime to celebrate!!

Kaylene said...

Congrats! My Second was also due in December, and while it seemed like a bad time of year it was so great to enjoy the focus on Christ's birth and think of Mary going through what I was going through on such a personal level, it was magical. I wish you some comfort soon, and a smooth pregnancy!

Natalie said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you! I'll be anxiously awaiting more updates!

Kaja said...

Woohoo!! Too bad Mario Kart doesn't have an "By the way, I'm pregnant!" comment..LOL! So I'm totally hoping you have the baby before the end of the year so I can see you (cause we'll be there around Christmas!) and so you can take advantage of that fantastic tax break. I'm glad everything looks good so far - I'm so stoked for you! Yay, lady!

Laura said...

Congrats!! This is exciting news.

And, um, not to be weird mentioning this now, but I just realized your first angel,Leland, and my little sister had the same condition. T18 babies are angels.

Anyway, congrats on the good news about your new little one. You deserve to have the easiest pregnancy ever :)

cara lou said...

Oh hurray! I'm so happy for you kids!! And double-y happy that your screening came back negative.

Hope you starting feeling better soon. I also know 2 girls having babies the last couple weeks of December. :)

So so so excited!!! I love you guys.

Clayton and Heidi said...

CONGRATS!

Kami told me. She blog stalks you. she is sorta creepy in that way:)

Seriously though I'm so excited for you guys!

Seantae Jackson said...

CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS! I'm thrilled that everything is looking good so far! (Sorry for being one to take some of the thunder!)

Jeff and Rebecca said...

How exciting! Congratulations, and I hope everything works out well for you guys.

Mary said...

Congrats! that really is wonderful!

lesums said...

Sorry I'm a little behind on blog reading...and see what i miss! Squeals and cartwheels for you my dear. SO happy for you, and praying all continues to go well.

Swainston Family said...

I'm so excited for you! You made me cry with the great news. (And I don't even have pregnancy hormones making me cry!) Keep in mind, Alex was born December 21st and Brenton January 10th. Both are amazingly wonderful days!