Monday, February 11, 2013

We are having a...

I saw the doctor last Thursday and heard the baby's heartbeat. It was strong and steady, 158 beats per minute. My doctor is kind of on the very cautious side and informed me that my Penta test results were negative for Trisomy 21 and Trisomy 18 but positive for Neural Tube Defect. Well usually I opt out of those tests because they have a really high false positive rate, but I don't know what happened this time. I think they just went ahead and did it. The doctor wants me to go to the University Hospital for a level II ultrasound. Of course all that sounded horrible to me. I went home and asked my husband to take me to a diagnostic ultrasound clinic, which he did the next day. I just could not wait for my 20-week ultrasound in a couple weeks.

Well, lo and behold, my instincts were right. Baby is perfectly formed and very active. And...... we are having a BOY! Our first son! We are very happy baby Cashew is doing great and is healthy, we could not ask for anything more. He kicks frequently and I can totally feel him kicking now going on 18 weeks. Always very reassuring. i am thinking of buying one of those dopplers on ebay...LOL! No, really.

Here he is at 17 weeks:

You can see his profile a little clearer

We all cannot wait to meet you, little man!

And for fun...

Sitting around waiting for the doctor in his office, 17 weeks pregnant