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Week 12 results

April 20, 2009

We had our week 12 ultrasound scan this week, and combined with the blood test results this has given Peanut a 1 in 7550 chance of having Downs Syndrome. Not that I was worried, but this is a good result, and well above the threshold at which we’d consider further testing, so we’re all relaxed about that.

The scan was pretty freaky – I’ve been feeling absolutely no symptoms over the past 4 weeks, and it was amazing to see just what developed while I was blissfully unaware. Peanut is almost fully formed now – and we got to see its head and spine, fingers and toes, and a little beating heart – the scan was even able to show the direction of the blood flow which was interesting. Amazing how developed the technology is these days.

I’ve been told that this scan is the best of all of them, since it’s the last time we will be able to see the baby all on one screen at a time. We got given a copy of the scan on DVD, and it even had commentary, although I wish someone had told me that – you can hear The Baron and I burbling on in the background!

So this marks the end of the first trimester, and I’ve now announced it at work, to general excitement (preggie ladies seem to be popular here!)

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 28, 2009 7:56 pm

    I’m so glad things are all going well.

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