Our meeting with the genetic counselor went well. She was very knowledgeable and I felt that she listened to our concerns and addressed them to the best of her ability. She was also able to calm me down a bit, which is a huge accomplishment for anyone!
After our meeting, I had some blood drawn, and then we headed in for our Anatomy Scan. This visit was drastically different from our last ultrasound at Watch Me Grow. Although I know the purpose of today's visit was diagnostic and our other one was not, I was a little disappointed with the way our visit went today. The ultrasound tech didn't tell us much throughout the exam, unless we asked questions. (She did, however, confirm that he is a boy! She also let us know that he is weighing in at almost one pound!) We got a few pictures, but most of the time Shawn and I didn't even know what we were looking at!
At the end of our ultrasound, the tech said, "Well, he's a cutie, but you're going to have to come back. The doctor will be in to talk to you in a minute." Cue panic for me! I was hoping she would have more details for us, but we had to wait for the doctor to come in. When he did, he said, "Well, other than the heart, your baby is normal. He's in the 49th percentile for his growth rate. We didn't get to see the four chambers of his heart, though, so you need to come back." We didn't really get a clear answer as to whether they couldn't see the chambers because there was a problem, or because our Little Man is stubborn and wouldn't give the tech the right angle.
|Arms and Legs!|
|A profile picture of our Little Man|
|Looking right at us!|