19 weeks and things are well. Got a call from the geneticist yesterday about the results from my screenings; the kid is 1 in 10,000 for Down's Syndrome (is it "Down" or "Down's"?) and 1 in 5,400 for Spina Bifida. I'm not sure what all this means but the doctor said the results were great so I'm taking her at her word. In a few weeks I go in for a full-blown anatomy scan which excites me to no end. I love me some sonograms and this, friends, is the ELVIS of sonogram sessions. They scan everything - the innards, the spine... It's so thorough they can even detect chromosomal abnormalities. Basically if it's broke, they'll fix it.
As cool as that is, I just want to see the critter. The sonogram at the doctor's office just doesn't do the job (all I see is ghosts floating in a blob. Seriously, how do they detect anything?) but the one at the hospital is primo. They have a flat screen TV at the foot of the table which means we get to watch everything in hi-def. Just thinking about it makes me want to vomit with happiness.
Oh by they way, Possum is a fella. Or as my friend Kristopher put it, "You're growing a little dude in your belly!"