Matt and I had a brief yet great appointment with Dr. G on Thursday. He was pleased to congratulate us (and Baby Perri) on the great NIPT results and continuing to have the odds in our favor. Baby is measuring 14 weeks and 6 days, so either the head to rump measure taken at my 10 week was more accurate than my 8 week, or baby is slightly large for his or her age.
As usual getting an ultrasound was one of the highlights of our visit. I made sure to ask Dr. G if I would be able to tell the gender from these and had a sleep mask I was prepared to wear so as to not see inadvertently if that was the case, but he assured me these would not give it away, so I was able to look and take some photos home with me. At one point baby made a fist for us, I’m not sure if it is in one of these photos, but if it is my guess is it is in this one below.
Dr. G. pointed out some of baby’s features to us that he had not before including his or her spine. I remarked that it look good to me, and he agreed that it looked good to him also. It’s so amazing to get to see these great peeks at our developing baby, even if it’s hard to figure out what a lot of the photos are, in fact I have a few from him that I can’t make out much of anything from in addition to the great detailed ones I’m posting.
Dr. G. was pleased with my blood pressure number being a bit lower, however, he does want me to use the cuff I bought to check at home, and when I told him I hadn’t figured out how to assemble it said if I brought it in to my visit in two weeks he’d help me.
At my next visit I will be having the quad screen which, with together with the 20 week anatomy scan should hopefully confirm the baby is healthy and does not have a neural tube defect. With the amnio showing whether baby has a trisomy (including Down’s) being clear, and the quad and anatomy scan being accurate, I told Dr. G that I appreciated his recommendation to skip the CVS and associated miscarriage risk, and highly desired skipping the amino and associated miscarriage risk as well. When he agreed that we’d have enough information without and told me less women were having them nowadays, in fact if I was his daughter asking for advice he’d tell me not to get it, that was enough for Matt and I, we won’t be having the test.