This morning was my first appointment with the perinatologist. The purpose of the appointment was to start my screening tests to evaluate any risk factors for birth defects. We opted for the very basic test, same one we did when pregnant with Levi. I had the first of two blood tests and the fun part… the ultrasound!
Everything looked good without any concerns for the baby. The tech did a number of measurements, struggling to measure the back of the neck because Honey Bee had one arm raised up covering the neck. Levi liked to cause problems for ultrasound techs as well. Already two peas in a pod. It was so wonderful to see how much bigger the baby is and to see him or her wiggle around. I secretly (or not so secretly) was hoping to find out what we are having. My pregnancy book said that it is visible by the 12th week. Matt asked the tech how long until we could find out and she said in another month. Not only did she mention that it is too early to give an accurate answer but Baby had his or her legs crossed and tucked up close to the body. Oh well. God is teaching me patience.
I go back in a month for the second blood test and in eight weeks for the level 2 sonogram, the one with all of the measurements and if the baby cooperates we will know by then if it will be a boy or girl. Another check-up with the OB on Wednesday… until then love and prayers!
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3