First we met with the genetic counselor. I was prepared. I brought the genetic family breakdown we already had on our donor, so, we were ahead of the game. We went through Glenn's family, which we'd also already done, and discussed a few more tests for Glenn (they've added tests to the Jewish panel since we did it in 2006).
Then we went in for the ultrasound. She found the heartbeat right away, so, I relaxed a little. As I've said on here before, my fibroids really mess with their ability to get a good picture and, for this one, they had to get a good enough picture to actually measure the fluid in the back of the neck. Oh, the ultrasound tech, Jessica, really beat me up. Between the full bladder and how hard she had to press on my pelvic bone, it was pretty painful. I'm actually bruised today. But, she got what she needed.
Then we had to wait for the doctor to come in, who of course, was delayed. Seriously, in the time we waited, I could have gone to the bathroom, pounded water, and re-filled my bladder. Anyway, the doctor came in and immediately told us that the fluid in the neck was fine, so, no concerns there. Whew!! We'll get the blood test results back in a week, but, for now, everything looks good. The baby was measuring 13w exactly and has a nice, strong heartbeat.
And, here's the pic from yesterday. I know most of you have better pictures from weeks earlier than 13 weeks. Add to that the fact that I still don't have my scanner set up and took this with my phone and the pic is even worse, but, it's my baby and I couldn't be more in love!