Lilypie Maternity tickers

Lilypie Maternity tickers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dr appt.

Yesterday I had my routine monthly check up and all is well! I've gained a total of 5 lbs now, right on track & feeling good! The baby's heartbeat sounded strong & healthy. The Dr did mention that my uterus was larger than normal for how far along I am which is fine and can mean a variety of things...a large baby, extra amniotic fluid, baby is further along in pregnancy, baby could be in an unusual position or simply the baby decided to have a growth spurt this month.  Tom & I both think BIG baby! Jake was 10 lbs and I've heard rumors that your 2nd is bigger. I don't know how true that is but if it is man oh man I'm in trouble! Besides, its a fact that small babies don't exist in my family, guaranteed to be a little chunker!
We also got our test results back for our 2nd trimester screening, the AFP test. They combine this with the 1st trimester screening to have a more precise integrated result. Our new test result for down syndrome has increased to a 1 in 99 chance. Not the direction we wanted the number to go but still not necessarily something that's throwing us into a frenzy or state of panic. We've been given the option to have an amnio done which would give us a 100% conclusive answer but we're still not sure how we feel about having that done. We have an appointment with our genetic counselor next Wednesday along with our big ultrasound where they can find out the sex...but we aren't! We're keeping it a surprise! Sorry everyone, you have to wait another 4 1/2 months to find out what we're having! Tom's been referring to it more recently as a boy but who knows! Every week I flip flop and think girl? noooo...boy? We just have to wait and see....

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, so exciting! I can't imagine an 11 lbs. baby!!! You guys are doing great and I am so happy for you. "Secret", lol.