Monday, October 20, 2008

Fetal echo done today

I had a fetal echo done this morning. And the first thing the tech asked was whether or not we knew the gender. I asked her to make sure for us. So she played around after we got the required stuff done and the baby is ALL BOY. So, make way for Henry James. He'll make his debut sometime the week of February 16, 2009. We will have a firm date closer to Christmas.

As for the rest........
Henry's stats:

*heartbeat: 150 bpm

*weight: ~1 lb

*foot length: 3.99 cm

*measured about 1 week ahead

*No cleft lip or palate

*teeth buds already visible (tech said she'd never seen them this early)

*sucking/swallowing very well

*Risk of Down's based on 2nd integrated screen: 1 in 2,500 (versus 1 in 270 for my age)

*Risk of Trisomy-18 based on 2nd integrated screen: 1 in 10,000 (versus 1 in 100 for my age)

My stats:
*21 weeks as of 10-20-08

*BP: 112/76

*weight: 175 (a gain of 8 pounds since June 23 when I learned I was pregnant)

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