21-Week U/S Today. It's A...
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|Mon, 03-29-2010 - 12:56pm|
healthy baby BOY!
Perinatologist said there was no doubt...definitely 3 legs there! HA!!!
Still letting the news sink in. If I'm honest, and I feel like this is really the only place I can be...I was a wee bit disappointed.
My sister, Joy, and I are 6 years apart and so I was hoping my daughter, who will be 6 when baby is born, would also have a sister. *Sigh*
On the other hand my birthday dilemma is solved. Since this will be my 3rd c-section and I get to work with my OB on picking a date, I will probably go with the last week of July and not on Mary's birthday (08/04).
MORE IMPORTANTLY, the Level 2 showed no markers for Down Syndrome. Of course, my peri made sure I understood that about 50% of the time, no soft-tissue markers show up on u/s with DS babies, BUT, from what he could see, baby looked very healthy. He lowered my risk from about 1:17 to 1:28 or 1:30. (My repeat quad screen did come back 1:173, but I think we're erring on the side of caution.)
Since we are not doing amnio, he released me from their practice and said that my own OB could perform the necessary follow-up growth scans just to make sure HE is growing properly.
Soooo....looks like Madeline, Caroline, Grace, and Faith are out the window as name options.
I have NO ClUE for baby boy names. Chris and I can rarely agree...we were still arguing in the delivery room when Benjamin arrived! HA!
Oh...and the saddest thing...in the minivan on the way to WalMart to get plastic Easter eggs for Mary's classroom she said, "Mama, were you joking about it being a boy?" I said no and she made a sad face in the rearview mirror. It was then that I noticed tears in her eyes. She cried like three little tears, which got me crying, and then in true Mary fashion she was laughing and joking with me. At WalMart she kept pointing out pink baby clothes and strollers, etc. and saying, "Mama...does this make you sad?" LOL
Not sure how my mom will handle the news (I'm joking of course!) as she was the youngest of 6...5 older brothers and will now have 6 grandSONS and only 1 granddaughter!!!