Thursday, July 19, 2007


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!"

Can't. Wait.


Woman with a Hatchet said...


So...names? I humbly suggest Captain Tight Pants. : ) And he will be wearing tight pants until he's potty trained....

Ultrasounds are fun. Hi-def ultrasounds are even better. Are you having the non-invasive test (Nuchal translucency) that I tried to have? The images from that were the best pictures we ever got of the twins. The rest of the pics are all the normal grainy US pics you see. Enjoy!

And it is Down Syndrome, unless you're a Brit, then it's Down's Syndrome.

ktbuffy said...

Little dude! Little dude!!

I will still go through Kaylee's old clothes and see if there is anything there you might be able to use. You never know, there might be some stuff.

Doyce said...

Hooray! So happy for you!

Also: keep yer boy away from my lil' girl!


Sorry, dunno what came over me there.

You two are going to save a ton of money on supplies for a boy -- baseballs and tonka trucks are SO MUCH CHEAPER than my new shotgun.