First, this picture is from last Thursday, 13 weeks and 1 day. Not the clearest, but oh well!
Today we got a ride to Stanford, and we met first with the genetics counselor. I’m going to be genetically screened for Fragile X and a few other things. Most of the problem among my relatives with a genetic component are really fairly distant. Cousins of half-siblings of my mom, for instance. And my colitis only has a 3-5% increase in chance of happening with our baby. Colitis is believed to be more environmental than genetic, which is good, plus no other relatives have colitis. We’ll have a fetal echocardiogram at about 20-22 weeks since my mom has a ton of heart problems, the most minor being a murmur. Mitral valve prolapse, a hole, etc.. She got hit left and right with heart problems.
Then we went and got lunch in the hospital cafeteria. That cafeteria has some pretty damned good food.
From there, we had some time to kill, so Cody decided to go donate blood, but didn’t have his ID with him (it’s in the Nissan), so they wouldn’t let him.
And then we went to the glucose test and I had to drink 12 ounces or so of what tasted like concentrated soda. And blood was taken an hour later.
Well, we still had a couple hours to kill before the nuchal translucency. Do we found a small courtyard and Cody read while I passed out with his lap as a pillow. He woke me when some blue birds came by, and we fed them bits of sandwich.
The neck part they looked at was 1.5mm, which is good, but also the tech made a gender prediction based on what she could see, and the attending physician made one too, and both are the same as the feeling I have been having! I know it’s too early to know for sure (and a high school classmate thought he and his wife were having a girl, and out came a boy!), but still, it’s interesting. If you haven’t been told yet, you won’t be told until later! Onto the pictures now!