I still cannot believe that I will soon be the mother of three children. The time seems to be slowly ticking by for this third pregnancy. Besides the loss of energy and being more tired, I really don't feel pregnant. LOL! The baby belly is surely showing though and as soon as I can muster some courage, I may post some photos.
As for all of the numbers and such, everything looks good. We had two appointments in February. The first was with our genetic counselor. Each pregnancy, The Handsome Husband and I have chosen to go through genetic counseling and non-invasive testing. Sequential Screening becomes more and more advanced each year.
With out backgrounds, history, super-technical ultrasound and blood work, my risk stands at about 1 in 10,000 right now. I will have the second round of testing next week that will finalize my numbers. Seuential Screening identifies markers for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 and Spina Bifida.
The above ultrasound photo was taken Feb 9th. It's a cell pic, but I will be uploading several more of the actual prints this week to Flickr. Gummy Bear is shown here lounging on it's back.
Gummy Bear took a moment to warm up to the tech and then GB was off and moving, waving, sucking hands and rolling around. Very active little baby! I can't wait to start feeling those movements. =)
The second appointment we had in February was a general monthly appointment. Everything looked and sounded great. Gummy Bear's heart rate came through loud and clear at 171bpm on the 9th and 160bpm on the 10th.
So, Baby #3 is doing great and having a grand ole' time in the oven. We have another appointment coming up in couple of weeks. This appointment we are going to try and determine the gender. The last sono we had done on the 9th, Gummy Bear would not cooperate. GB kept it's legs closed, very tightly. hahaha!
To make things more interesting, I'm going to have a contest! Here's how to play:
1. Leave me a comment with what GENDER you think Baby#3 will be. (Girl or Boy)
2. If you are a Facebook Friend, you can have another entry. You can guess the same or pick the other. Leave another comment here letting me know you are a FB friend and your guess.
On March 20th, I will gather up all of the correct answers and draw a name. Winner will receive a $20.00 giftcard to Starbucks!
You want my thoughts? I think Baby#3 will make Baby Girl #3. =)