12 Weeks Pregnant: Preliminary Test Results Are IN!!
12 Weeks Pregnant!
Welp , 1st off, sorry I’ve been MIA so long…I am 12 weeks today. actually according to my new due date, 12 weeks tomorrow, but I don’t like change, especially if it puts me behind in things *smile*. Welp 3 months has come and gone, definitely the fastest 3 months, of any pregnancy I have had thus far. I still have my 2 bubs, no one has magically vanished on me again (Guess finally I have gotten over the shock, and the anger towards the Dr. about it, since I can joke now, though it certainly wasn’t not funny at this time, I surely preferred this outcome). Anyway, I hear the babies on my Doppler every day. I like to check up, and make sure all is well. Now they are both fairly easy to pin point. I know I have them when the heart rates are a bit different, as baby A always seems to have a higher heart rate, then his/her sibling.
I’m still awaiting the full CVS results. We had a scare that was unexpected though, and I hope all turns out well with our little….GIRLS!! can you believe it? 2 more weddings to pay for honey:) Soon I’ll have 3 little girls, isn’t that INSANE:) I love shopping, so this is perfect for me, but poor, poor hubby. now he’ll need 3 shotguns ..HAHA!! Big brother has a really tough job on his hands in the future, that is for darned sure.
Anyhow, there was an expected twist the day of the cvs test. One baby came back with a 2.9 nucleal translucency measurement , at only 10 wk’s 6 days, which is the highest end of normal, a place where you don’t wanna be, so he sort of seemed concerned about that. The scan done usually a week or more beyond this date of 10 wk’s and 6 days, to check this measurement, is where you’d find out this news, Commonly known as an NT scan. I read that the measurement increases as the baby grows, so this was not good news to know a week from then, it would only be higher then that.
She said it could be an indicator of downs syndrome, other trisomies, and chromosomal issues, but if that all turns out well, it still could indicate a heart defect, and I wouldn’t know that for some time to come. A lot to swallow, considering I was doing the test on my own accord, I likely would have been referred to do it anyhow, so it was actually good that I opted for it on my own, but I’m certainly quite nervous.
Welp, the test might have been awful for the average person, but was completely tolerable for me. It is not something, I would like to do again, I mean I’m not an imbusil, but it wasn’t as horrendous as I had set myself up for it to be, by reading stories online. The Dr. & The tech said I get the award for best patient, and that I have a very high pain threshold..thank you, thank you very much *smile*.
I got through the two needles in my gut, recovery was easier then expected, and knock on wood, it’s been 1 week and 1 day, and zero complications, no bleeding, bad cramping, fluid loss, etc etc. Bubs appear to be doing fine. I’ll get to have another looksey today at my NT scan appt. Ironically how I have an appt. for an ultrasound to rule out things this needle test, will definitively, show. I want another look at that measurement anyhow, and the rest of them. Now if the full tests come back fine, we have to worry about the heart defect issue, which is big, but not as big as the other problems, it could mean.
The preliminary results came in on Wednesday of last week and were FINE and perfectly NORMAL, that was a truly tough few days, however, we still need the full results that show everything, in detail, and will prove to tell us the most information, but so far, so good. I should hear today or tomorrow. Then we wait for blood work for other rare conditions, and issues. I feel like, if we have the insurance to cover it, why not know everything we possibly can right? Then we go for a fetal echo in a few weeks to check the heart and again at week 20 she said. ugh, I hope all goes well with everything.
The great news was the learning of the genders, so super duper early. I just knew I had estrogen inside of me. ALOT of it I’m not all that crabby at all, but the skin breakouts and oily skin, the oily hair, the way my lil bump is forming high, the cravings, the way the weight distributes on me, etc etc, just all screamed GIRL GIRL GIRL, plus a little bit of motherly intuition. boy/girl at least, but I had an inkling of girl/girl the whole time. At least any stuff from mikayla we saved, will definitely be useable now, However, I’m sure I’ll wanna dress them alike, so maybe they won’t come in all that handy, but I did save stuff, because so much was still new with the tags, because I had bought so much. What a way to go out….TWINS….cause after this pregnancy, I’m officially FINISHED!! Done, done, done, with a capital D:) No one here ever prayed for more then 1 baby, we even feared more then 1 baby, we are still scared about having more then 1 baby, but God obviously chose me to have these girls for a reason, and though not always understood, why things happen as they do, he makes no mistakes, and I’m sure will see me through this, despite all of my fears.
Anyhow, wish me luck today. I see the perinatologist, then the regular OB. yes the one who missed the baby, but I know him, he’s usually terrific, so I’m reluctant, but going back, though a lot of women would change over that, as it was a major fu pa, to say the very least, I still had such a great experience with him with my last. I thought about changing, but like I’ve said before, not really big on change, and I really do like him normally, so we shall see what happens. I simply cannot believe, that I would not have known until today, about the second baby. How crazy would that have been? I have learned an important life lesson here. Always best to trust your instincts, when you know something isn’t right. Even if the person you believe is ‘above’ you in the knowledge dept., if your gut says something isn’t right, go with that. Even Dr’s make mistakes, even big ones. We forget sometimes that they are only humans, like we are!!
Talk to you later!