Sunday, October 5, 2008

Good news

I just wanted to let everyone know that last Wednesday went well. The first trimester screening process includes two ultrasound measurements and one finger stick blood test. The ultrasound measurements were normal. We should have the results of the blood test this week.

This screening mainly detects Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Trisomy 13. We did not have this test done with Owen, and there is a strong chance it would not have picked up on his condition anyway. So this doesn't mean the baby is completely healthy, but it does rule some things out.

We scheduled our main ultrasound for December 3rd. It seems like forever to wait. Our plan is to see what that ultrasound shows and go from there. If abnormalities are detected, we will decide whether to have amniocentesis (this is what happened with Owen.) If everything looks normal and healthy, we will try to relax. And still might have amniocentesis. =)

Regardless, there will be a fetal ECHO just after Christmas. So right now it's just a matter of staying healthy and waiting.

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