I went in for my NT scan this week to check for down syndrome in the baby. The cut off for the mark is 3mm and the highest the baby measured is 2.8. I was like, okay, we’re good but then I went in to talk to the doctor and she started worrying me. She was like yeah the baby’s neck is within the normal range but it’s on the higher end, you should consider additional testing. I went out to the front and they gave me 6 pamphlets. that showed over 200+ chromosomal, genetic, and disease testing that they can do. The tests would essentially tell us every tiny percentage of “possible” issues our baby could have.
When I got home I looked through the pamphlets to find that these tests offered over 200+ chromosomal, genetic, and disease testing that they can do. The tests would essentially tell us every tiny percentage of “possible” issues our baby could have. I was so mad because the doctor made it sound like it was something we needed to do because the baby was on the higher end of normal yet these had nothing to do with that. All I could see is more money being spent on testing that would literally drive my anxiety through the roof. I don’t ever want to know if my children have a 1% chance of anything happening to them. Why would anyone want to know that unless they had a serious condition in their family?
But I digress…
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It still blows my mind to think a baby starts off as the size of a poppy seed and grows to the size of a lime in a matter of weeks. So small yet so huge so quickly! This pregnancy has been filled with terrible migraines and looking at any kind of screen for too long instantly gives me a headache. I'm hoping since I'm nearing the end of the first trimester that these headaches will dull and I can be more active again. 🙏🏻 What's the worst pregnancy symptom you've ever had to deal with?
How far along:
How big is baby:
The size of a lemon.
Weight gain this week (followed by total weight gain for this pregnancy thus far):
0 pounds so far!
In full swing! My tummy can’t fit anything regular anymore.
Nothing new, only old.
Sleep is a rough hit or miss.
Best moment(s) of the week:
Seeing the baby wiggle and hearing the heartbeat of 157 going strong.
Nothing in particular except baked potatoes occasionally.
Not food but dishwater makes me want to puke.
Migraines and headaches are trying to kill me still.
Too early for that but I get little twitchy feelings.
The tech tried her hardest to give me a guess but the baby wouldn’t uncross its legs. She said she did get a flash and thinks maybe its a boy though. I’m going to keep hoping it’s a girl until we know differently!
What I’m looking forward to:
Finding out the sex!
What I’m nervous about:
I think I’m doing okay for now.
What I miss: