Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Well the drama continues. We had the u/s today. First off - it is a girl! I was so surprised. I've been certain for the past several weeks that this was a boy. Not that I really care - I was just surprised. Now I'm starting to think - What in the hell am I going to do with a girl????? My mom will be sleeping with a smile on her face tonight as she envisions me getting royal payback for the way I acted as a teenager. God certainly has a sense of humor. Hopefully, she will have A's laid back attitude!

Ok, now for the details. We had the u/s done and they found a spot on the top of her skull that the Dr. explained to us was fluid. She said not to worry, a lot of babies have this at this stage. It usually goes away. However, she said, it is one indicator for Down's Sydrom.e. Therefore, she could not rule out or better our odds for having a healthy baby. Soooo, I had to have an amnio done. So now we have to wait 48 hours more find out anything. Sheesh. The amnio itself was not too terribly bad. I had some bad cramping as soon as the needle went in. After that, it just stung as the procedure was being done. I didn't see any of the needle or look at it taking place on the u/s. I just stared at the wall and prayed hard.

So now I'm physically and emotionally exhausted. I'm taking my daughter and going to bed. :)