Today I am 12 weeks and 5 days pregnant!! Sometimes I feel like time is flying and all I can think about is the getting to the next milestone in my pregnancy. Other days time seems to drag and I'm appreciative because there is so much to do before our little one arrives. This week we had a big decision to make. Do we or don't we go for the Nuchal Translucency screening test. The purpose is to measure your baby's risk for the possibility of Down's Syndrome and few other chromosomal disorders. The test consists of a high powered ultra-sound and some accompanying blood work. I never really considered myself high risk for chromosomal disorders but I didn't want to pass up an ultra sound where we might be able to find out or get an idea of the baby's gender. We had a few reservations about the test only because we knew people that had tested with false positives and therefore worried over nothing. In the end...we decided to do it!!! If our baby really did have one of these disorders I would want to know so I could prepare.
This next picture shows a side of our baby I wasn't expecting...
Ummm, does anyone else see the resemblance? Yes, my baby looks like a TRANSFORMER!!! That is ok, it is the cutest darn transformer I have ever seen:)
So did we get to find out the gender?? Nope!!! Little one had its legs crossed the entire time!!! I was a little disappointed but what are you going to do! We will have to wait about 6 more weeks to find out if we will be buying pink or blue! In the meantime I am going to be holding pencils and rings over my belly and spitting on crystal Draino to see what the universe is telling me. The Chinese conception chart tells me it is a girl. My mom is telling me it is a boy. The Intelligender kit that I bought at Walgreens...well it was confused...which is my fault because I forgot to check the results after 1o minutes. I know there is no full proof guesstimator but it is fun to speculate!