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!