Today I went in for my eight week scan. I was nervous because, well I’m always nervous, but I’m always afraid something will happen from the last time we saw our turtle. I thought I might have a uti because I was having some urgency in needing to go to the bathroom and more often than usual. So I gave them another sample and they also swabbed me to make sure my discharge is ok. I’ve been feeling a lot of it and a little sore so I just want the piece of mind that everything is ok.
My appointment was at 9:30 and I guess because of the holiday coming they were behind. I felt like we sat there forever. I think it was about 45minutes. When she first put the wand in I didn’t see anything, but when she got into position there was our turtle. Phew. Heart was beating away and we have arm and leg buds and a spine! She measured turtle at 9 weeks even though I am only at eight weeks. Our little over-achiever 😉 She kept looking around with the scanner trying to measure things and all of a sudden turtle decided that he/she didn’t want to be in that position any longer and actually turned to the side and then went upside down. I could not believe my eyes. Turtle moved!! I think that is really going to stick with me for a while. It was so amazing.
She also talked to us about doing a first trimester screen. I need to read the pamphlet for more information, but I know it’s a blood test and an extra in depth ultrasound at MFM. They will give me a risk ratio of how likely my child is to have certain defects and she also said that it could tell us in advance if I will have any placenta issues or things like that. I am pretty sure I am not going to get an amnio and such because I’m afraid of the risk. We tried so hard to get this baby I don’t want anything to cause any harm. So if we did come up with a high risk for something I’m sure that would make me worry like crazy. Though I am sure that if there was something that the test picked up with future ultrasounds they would be able to see other risk factors like clubbed feet or cystic kidneys or whatever. Did you guys get the first trimester screening? I asked what the difference was with the quad screen and they said the quad screen is in the second trimester and doesn’t include an ultrasound. I’m just not sure if I want to do it or not. The nurse said she usually does recommend it so they can know in advance and watch me closely if I have placenta issues or something else.
I want to apologize because I am getting really behind with blog reading. When I come home from work I spend time with the hubby, we eat, watch a little tv, and then I’m asleep on the couch half way into our shows. I’m going to work on catching up soon and I can’t wait to leave you guys comments. I have bought some peanut butter, apples, and luna bars per your suggestions and look forward to trying them soon. What have your doc’s said about eating soy during pregnancy? My re’s office has always said don’t eat too much of it, maybe once or twice a week, but a lot of the websites say it’s fine. I’m just wondering because the luna bars have a lot of soy in them.
I hope you all have a great holiday and I’m sending you all hugs and happy thoughts.
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