Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pictures of the baby

Today I met with our geneticist at Magee Womens Hospital. No, there is no indication of any problems with #3, but our OB thought we might have some peace of mind if we did the first round of genetic testing.

Aaron's congenital kidney defect (aka Unilateral Renal Agenesis) was a fluke as far as we know. There is no reason to believe that the chances of the new baby having a congenital defect are any higher than any other baby. They did really want/encourage Roger to have a kidney ultrasound to find out if he has 2, but they said that would "simply be to satisfy curiosity."

So I had a blood test this morning and an ultrasound.

The blood test results will not be back for a few days, but the results of the ultrasound "were normal."

So we got our peace of mind we went looking for! And a couple cool pictures, too.

No, they cannot/did not try to tell the gender at this point. We have to wait 7 more weeks for that! (...holy crap only 7 more weeks until the big ultrasound!?!?)

We did see arms and legs and a beautiful beating heart at 156 bpm.

Major thanks and congratulations to Roger for spending the morning at home with Ian and Aaron! He said it went fine! That's GREAT! They were really excited to see me when I got home. 3 hours away with no hysterical crying is most definitely a step in the right direction.

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