I should be in the shower as I have to leave for my scan in exactly one hour, and I haven't even shaved my legs since last week because my back hurts so bad I can't bend over half the time.
Anyway, I really didn't want an NT scan. Really was not wanting this, but they schedule it for me anyway and I didn't know about it before hand. Then the idea of seeing baby today made it kind of worth it right? At least I get to see my nugget. I can't help but be freaking out what if something is wrong, what if i get bad results, what if the few cigarettes I smoke caused down syndrome, what if DH doesn't want the baby if we get a bad result...ugh obviously my brain is off on its own worried spin of insanity.
DH was supposed to come with me, but he idiotically scheduled his own doctors appointment two hours earlier, and is probably going to be late. Now on top of all the worry, I have to do this all by myself. I could've smacked him when he told me he scheduled an appointment for himself so close to my appointment. It isn't like he only has a few days left to schedule his. I really didnt have many options to schedule because as you all know it has to be before 14 weeks. I really want to smack him...probably because I am so worried and crazy
I guess I just needed to rant and get some support. Like someone to tell me to shut up stop worrying and that I'm being ridiculous. Sorry for the crazy post! I guess I will have to shower now.
Awww Sweetheart! I told my hubby not to come to the Nt scan because its not that big of a deal. I got a picture so I could show him the baby when I got home. I dont worry too much about the NT scan because the risks are actually very low. I suppose if we got a "bad" result we would deal with it then......amnio or not? I would just consider this Ultrasound a routine check for measurements.....and be happy you get to see your lil one thats all I cared about. I was happy to see lil bean on screen
Cigarettes don't cause down syndrome. I believe that Down Syndrom is determined in the egg prior to conception. There are interesting articles about cigarette smoke cause false positives, however. Perhaps be aware of that. Don't worry about the rest.
I'm really a moron about the cigarettes. I need to quit now that I'm feeling better its been easier but when I was sick as a dog cigarettes really settled my stomach (weird I know). Thanks ladies for all the info I'm really just worrying crazily for no reason. I bet it will be fine.
On the front of dh he told his dr he had to be in and out so he's meeting me there. He actually might be on time while I'm running late. I guess I'm worried if stuff is not good he could tell me he wants to terminate I guess...that's my biggest fear. There I said it...and saying it makes me feel much more real. Ill keep you posted on what hapens. Will I get results right away?
The results will be sent to your doc. The tech cant tell you anything really....they gather the images for the radiologist to examine and determine the results. AND they only give you the chances that your baby MIGHT have downs syndrome (ie 1 in 6000 or something) They cant tell by this test if they have it or not thats what an amniosentises (spelling) is for.
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