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!

July 26th

I had a long and thorough Dr. appointment Friday. 10 weeks, baby looks good, heartbeat is strong, morning sickness has gotten worse and spotting has stopped…for now.

My Dr. wasn’t too concerned with the bleed, she told me to keep doing what I have been doing and she thinks it will heal itself as the baby grows. She was more concerned with going over all my genetic testing options. Being over 35 and high risk I am now given an option for a safe, non invasive blood test that tests for certain chromosome conditions. I am leaning towards doing this if our insurance covers it, this test can be done after 10 weeks. I think I will still opt for an amnio for my own piece of mind but that doesn’t happen until the second trimester.

She gave me a prescription for the nausea that is kicking my butt. I am still waiting for it to be filled but I sure hope it helps because I have felt so bad. The nausea starts around 11:00 am and lasts until 5:00 pm. and I feel better after eating dinner. I have been staying up a lot later these past few days because that is the time I feel the best and I am addicted to The Walking Dead. We have been watching 4 episodes a night, it’s so good.

My due date is July 26th as long as Pre-E doesn’t screw with me this time. Once I get ahold of my insurance company which I have been on hold with for almost 2 hours with I will make an appointment to have my routine blood panel test taken. They are going to start monitoring the Pre-E early on this pregnancy. Let’s hope the next few months are a breeze.