Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Good news and gooder news

The good news:  We had our follow-up appointment at the OB's office today to get the results of our first trimester screening bloodwork.  Combined with our normal NT scan, our risk of Down's and other chromosomal abnormalities has been assessed as 1 in 37000.  Seriously, 37000?!?!  That's pretty damn low, and better than I could even have hoped for.

The gooder news:  That whole freakout I had about the possibility of having a single uterine artery (with its accompanying risk of birth defects)?  Totally unnecessary.  I asked the nurse about it today and she looked through our file, and saw that our OB had recorded seeing 3 vessels (one vein, two arteries) in her u/s notes.  If she hadn't seen the third vessel at all, it would have said "not visualized".  So either she found it afterwards when reviewing the u/s photos, or she saw it at the time and didn't communicate it to us.  Either way, another needless worry averted.  We have a normal umbilical cord.  Phew!

The prospect of us coming home with a real, honest-to-goodness baby in March is starting to feel more and more real!

18 comments:

  1. Yay, this is good news! And March will be here before you know it! :)

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  2. You're totally coming home with a baby!!!! Yay.

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  3. Oh this sounds so so good! Now can't wait to know if it's boy or girl, not that it matters. You haven't found out already, right?

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  4. Yay for good and gooder news!!

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  5. Congratulations! So, so happy for you!

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  6. Great news! So glad that the confusion about the arteries is cleared up. You must be received.

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  7. I like good and gooder! Let the happiness keep flowing!

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  8. Yay, yay, yay! This is such great news!

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  9. These are the kinds of posts that get me excited for my upcoming DE cycle. What awesome news, so happy for you and M!

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  10. Such good news! That must have been scary. So happy for you!

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  11. FABULOSO! Normalcy is an amazing thing. Embrace! Yippeee!

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  12. This is such great news... Very happy to hear it. :-)

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