Scan went very well. As good as I could ask for. We did the preliminary risk profile and as I suspected, my odds were 1 in 50 based on my history and my age. After the scan and the good nuchal measurement, my odds improved to 1 in 400. Not bad for an old duck with crap eggs.
All the bits that were supposed to be there, were there – nasal bone, heart chambers, kidneys, brain, skull bones etc. I did the CVS, although it was a tough call to do it. I almost decided not to but after chatting to the doctor, I went ahead and I am so glad I did. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, it never is, but at least I will know for sure Results back hopefully on Friday, otherwise Monday.
It was the best kind of result I could have hoped for and I am incredibly grateful. I am feeling quite optimistic and hopeful. Long may this feeling last!
Oh, and contrary to every one’s expectation, including my own, we are having a boy! I am absolutely thrilled. I would have loved a girl, but deep down I have to admit I am a boy mom. There are no pink frilly bits in my house, Kate is practically a boy anyway and I am not sure a girly girl would have made it in our boy house. Another boy! Wow. Marko makes lots of boys! (This is our sixth boy!)
I am at my mom’s place for the next 24 hours, taking it easy and resting.
I am very
very happy and very very grateful. Still
got to get through the next few days while we wait for the results, but so far,
so very good.
Oh, and I forgot to add, we have a due date - 30 May 2009.