November 16th, 2010

pregnant: still not king

In the hands of nature

Went in to the Birthing Center last Friday to get the 12-13 week Fetal Nuchal translucency test. This is the one where they look at the fetus to see if it possibly has Downs Syndrome and take a blood sample also. Little Stree, wouldn't cooperate. So I went back yesterday. Guess who wasn't cooperating again. Did get some really adorable u/s pictures (including a Kermit the Frog looking one). But because of that, they also didn't take my blood (a blessing?).

These were the options they gave me: I could call the ultrasound place that the Birthing Center I'm going to works with and pray they can get me in sometime around my schedule in the next two days, I could schedule the screening blood test at 15-20 weeks (but it has a high rate of false positives), or we could just let nature run its course. When I got home, I talked about the different options with lordaerith and, we decided on the last option. We figured that this was the Universe's and the baby's way of telling us to chill out and not worry about it. I'm 31, so the risk is not that high and I'd rather not take a test that could cause lots of stress and turn out not to be true anyway.

And now, fetus Stree as Kermit the Frog:
Stree as Kermit

Why yes, I'm embarrassing my offspring before it is even born. :)