Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blood Test

Went to the doctor last Wednesday for blood work. We did what is called a Quad Screening to test the percentage that the baby could have Down Syndrome. Since my brother has it, I have a slightly higher risk at having a baby with Downs. They told me it would be a week before the test results came back. Now I really have not been worrying about this. The doctor wanted me to go to a high risk OB to have all these test, but those are very expensive and Downs is not life threatening nor if I was having a Downs baby would I terminate the pregnancy. Well the nurse called me on Friday and said the chances of us having a Downs baby was very low. While I was not worried, I am happy that the baby is healthy, which is what every parent wants.

We go in on Friday, March 4th to see what the sex of the baby is. Will update then!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Went to the doctor today for blood work and routine checkup. I have to go in for blood work more than most pregnant women because I have hypothyroidism. This means my body does not make enough thyroid. As long as it is under control then everything is wonderful but pregnancy make my thyroid go crazy. When I was pregnant with Cassie, they wouldn't even give me a prescription because they were having to change the dosage so much. With this one, I have gone 17 weeks without having to change the dosage but that ended today. They had to up the dosage. I was so hoping I could go this whole pregnancy without having to change my dosage but I guess no luck. I had to deliver Cassie 2 weeks early because my thyroid caused her to quit growing, I was hoping it didn't happen with this baby. I don't know why I am so down about it, I guess I was hoping my thyroid would not get in the way like it did last year. I am still praying I can go full term and not have to be induced. I would like to see what going into labor feels like.

On another note, March 4th is when we find out if we are having a boy or a girl!!