blogging under the hormonal influence

Monday, March 3, 2008

8 wks 3 days

Had another ultrasound today.  The baby is now 8 weeks and 3 days gestation.  Today was the first time it all seemed real.  Like maybe this one will last.  It actually looked like something more than a blob.  We could even see it's little arm and leg buds moving around.  I finally had that moment of happiness that I remembered having when we first saw R.'s heartbeat blinking away.  In fact, during my whole pregnancy with him we referred to him as blinky.  Now we have blinky-2, electric boogaloo. (sorry about that, I am ashamed at my hackiness)

Our happy-cry time was of course short lived as we started to have the talk of the inevitable pre-natal screenings. With R. we had a Nuchal Translucency that showed some questionable stuff. We then had an Amnio which came back normal. I was 36 then. I'll be 39 when blinky-2 is born. Things can get a little dicier. So, we had the sit down with our doc about all the lovely tests I now will have to endure, what will likely happen if said tests come back unfavorable and what will occur if we have to make a "decision". Way to knock me back down, doc! I know I can always count on you for that.

So, b-2 you have a breather for the next few weeks than it's back to the stirrups for me for your first big test in life. Hope you pass!

2 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

Congrats to you and good luck to you with the tests. I had Dr's doubts after doubts recently and I thank god for this blog to survive them.

the kids mom said...

So glad you found me! I only wish I'd started this blog years ago when I entered the world of infertility. One day I write a recap!