Saturday, August 21, 2010

Genetic's Counselor Visit

On Friday, Adam and I went to the genetics counselor. We were referred to this doctor because Adam has a first cousin who has Down Syndrome. Our doctor asked us if we wanted to run a bunch of tests to determine if the baby was down, and we opted not to. If we found out for some reason the baby had Down Syndrome we would not abort, so what did it really matter if we knew?! So instead she suggested going to see the genetics counselor they can determine a lot of issues with their fancy ultrasound machines. Dr. W wanted to be as prepared as possible if there was something to be prepared for.
Our appointment went great, they took some blood, some information, and then it was movie time. The doctors office was awesome, I got to sit in a fancy recliner/bed type thing, and on the wall in front of me, a GIANT flat screen to watch everything. The ultrasound lasted about 30 minutes, here are some of the highlights!

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The doctor told us that everything looked perfect, so perfect in fact he printed out several pictures for himself and said he was going to use them for the recertification board on their machines! Of course that thrilled us and made us feel like our baby is already some kind of genius!! Can't believe we have to wait until March to meet this little nugget baby...can't wait!

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