Monday, June 30, 2008

Big Ultrasound....

Drumroll please ... everything looks great AND ...

He's a boy!! :-) :-) And he looks perfect .. out of 15 possible markers for down's - he doesn't have ANY. At this point, doctor would recommend against amnio - statistically - my chances of a complication from amnio are higher than anything being wrong with the baby. Being 37 years old - that is a huge relief for me and J - we are so happy about our healthy little boy. I just can't believe it.

And I DO have an anterior (front of the uterus) placenta - which explains why I have felt so little movement .. and I probably won't feel a lot for a few more weeks. I'm 19 weeks today. (Although the placenta is more off to the right - so he has a little window on the left and I did feel some taps there last night.) The u/s tech said the anterior placenta can be a good thing - a little cushion once those kicks get constant! She was great, same one we had for our 12w u/s - very nice and friendly.

High risk doc was very friendly and re-assuring too ... says my Lovenox/baby aspirin treatment is going great ... we'll take another peek inside around 29 weeks to check intra-uterine growth (an increased risk due to my blood clotting disorders) - if baby looks good - that will probably be our last u/s.

And he thinks there is a good chance I will be able to have the birth I want - midwife assisted and unmedicated at the hospital. So we're doing great. So far, so good. Will post u/s pics later - as soon as J scans them in and sends me a couple! :-) yay! Today is a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Good! That is so amazing to hear! And congrats on the little boy!

Mimi said...

Congratulations! A little boy for you! That all is well is wonderful news!

Meghan said...

Congrats on your little man!! Glad everything is looking good

Newt said...

That's such great news! Little boys are awesome :)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :)

Melisha said...

What great news!!! I am so happy for you....Melisha

admin said...

Congratulations on all fronts!!!

The New Parents to Be said...

I have been offline the last week or so and missed this news! Just wanted to say congrats to finding out you are having a boy!!! That is awesome.

hopeful #1 said...

Congrats! Go blue!