We had our 12 week screening today with the perinatal group. Had another transvaginal ultrasound since my uterus is apparently tilted and we couldn't get a good read with an abdominal one. No assistance needed this time with the wand, though! Apparently it's only my weird OB's office that does that. Or maybe it was just that one particular ultrasound tech. Who knows...
There was some mad thumb-sucking going on today, and as always, baby was a big mover and shaker. So fun to watch him wiggle around in there! And so weird to know that's going on inside of MY stomach. It's always a relief to see that heart pumping away when the picture first comes up. I mean we have no reason to think that it wouldn't be, but at this point we have no way of knowing till we see it! Yes, it's still there... good, good.
Today they were measuring the skin behind the neck (for signs of downs, etc.) and it looked good and skinny, just how it should. I also had bloodwork for further lab tests and we'll get those results later this week. But the doctor suspects everything will come out perfectly. No luck on determining the sex this time. We could barely get a butt view as it was and it's still early. I measured 13w5d today and baby is about 7cm long (crown to rump). But they'll see me back at 16 weeks (on August 11th) and we should be able to determine the sex then if baby cooperates!
In the meantime, I'll be back at my OB's office next Tuesday. I can't remember exactly what for... I'm pretty sure we're not doing another ultrasound at that point. But yeah, we're rolling right along! I still feel cruddy... in FACT... I actually vomited this morning for the very first time. Don't know if I waited to long to eat something or what... but yeah. Thought I was going to escape the whole up-chucking thing, but I guess not. Everyone's still telling me I should turn a corner at 14 or 15 weeks. I'm counting on it! Well, hoping anyway. Either way, it's all worth it. I'll get the sonogram pic up when I get a good scanned copy.
So random question... There are pamphlets and ads and whatnot being shoved in my face everywhere for cord blood banking. I understand what this is - I think. But of course nothing tells you how much it costs. One company even offers up a gift registry program to raise money for it, which is (a) really tacky and (b) means it must be really expensive. Did any of you mommas save your baby's cord blood? How much did it cost and is it a one time cost or do you have to pay like yearly storage fees or something? Hey, we do for our embryos, so it's not a dumb question. Any advice is helpful!