My 11-week screening, amnio date & FISH

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Registered: 12-24-2006
My 11-week screening, amnio date & FISH
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 7:39am

I was so relieved to see the little bean jumping up and down in there and to hear its heart racing...he was moving so much that the doctor could hardly get a photo! He is 5cm long (I am 11 weeks) and the back of the neck appears normal.

My amnio is scheduled for 7 April. I asked about FISH quick results and will have to pay 500 euros myself if I have it. (About 700 USD?) I'm going to try to plead my case based on age Monday and then if that doesnt work then we'll have to decide whether to bite the bullet...I wish i lived in Canada, where it's free!

My doctor also told my to stop reading up about the age-related risks because it is making me worry and at the moment everything looks just fine. He is right. I will stop. I was so happy last night I couldnt sleep!


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Registered: 05-16-2007
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 11:39pm

I am very very very happy for you!!!!!

I believe from what you just said that you are carrying a very healthy happy baby!!!!

your doc is right... enjoy this time and enjoy the sleep! soon heartburn will take over and soon you will have to sleep on your side ONLY..

im happy you got great news!!!


baby development

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Sun, 02-24-2008 - 2:00pm

Oh Torielle, I am so happy you got to see your "little bean" (I love that!) jumping around!


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Registered: 12-24-2006
Sun, 02-24-2008 - 2:22pm

Thanks for the kind words, Rachelle. It is great to recieve so much support and ecouragement from you and other women on this board!

One thing that

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Mon, 02-25-2008 - 11:42am

Hi Torielle,

Congrats on the great ultrasound.

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Registered: 11-08-2007
Tue, 02-26-2008 - 2:58pm
I am with you, it is such a relief to see that little baby flipping around.



Summer Fun

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 2:05am

Hello Stella!

I hope your little daughter has fitted in well and that you are all really happy.

I'm trying to follow your advice and spend more time with my already very swollen belly!

I think I may be able to get the FISH test funded at least partly, so I'm going to take it. The 2-week wait was the low point of my last pregnancy.


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Registered: 07-15-2005
Tue, 03-11-2008 - 12:48pm
Good luck on April 7, Torielle. I'll be thinking about you. Some shout outs on the TTC Over 40 for you (ok, one was mine) so I came over here to see how you're doing. Glad to know so far so good. Drop in on us at TTC to say hello when you get a chance. Still not pg, just stalking