12 Weeks

My Nuchal scan was uneventful. I was sent to a different specialist this time and I wasn’t impressed but it got the job done. The results came back and my percentage of having a baby with down syndrome is 1 in 540 and Trisomy 18 was 1 in 52,000. Those also go down since the embryo was from my former 34 year old self, boo ya! But then they go back up since it is an IVF pregnancy, confusing huh? It took awhile for the tech to get the measurements since baby wasn’t cooperating, must have been that delicious coffee I had that morning. I am 12 weeks today but the estimated due date based on yesterdays scan shows me at 12 weeks 5 days. No doctors ran in telling me about a hematoma so I am going to take it that it’s healed and I am good to go. I am going to start upping my activity level, cautiously of course, and see how that goes.

After a long genetic counseling session, which in my opinion is a waste of time, I went ahead and had my blood drawn for  the Harmony genetic test. Overkill? Nope, not for me and I will most likely opt for the amnio in 6 weeks too, we will see. I should get the results back in 8-10 days, then we will know whether we keep the baby clothes we have or switch them out for more masculine attire.

I have to go back next week for a high risk consult, not exactly sure what that means but hey, I am game.

In the meantime I have decided to start a culinary bucket list for 2014. I will make 2 recipes I have never tried each month and post a review and a picture to hold myself accountable. Kristi, will also be joining in on the fun so be sure to check out her recipes. I will start with 2 Chinese recipes for our dinner party {themed} Chinese New Year.  It’s the year of the horse which of course means it will be a great year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

4 thoughts on “12 Weeks

  1. Good news 🙂 Can’t wait to find out girl or boy girl or boy!! I have my bet in!! GIRL! 🙂
    Can’t wait to see how your Chinese dishes turn out!! I will be starting with Swedish meatballs!

  2. I”m going to try new recipes too, but they will more likely be “what recipe can I follow to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less” recipes. Made some delish potato soup tonight in 20 minutes!

  3. That sure is a lot of testing you are having to go through, but taking all the precautions is good. j Say–if it is the Chinese year of the horse, does that mean you have to eat horse meat??

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