Thursday, April 23, 2009

...alexis praise?!

well well well- i was VERY wrong. it's a GIRL!

(95% girl- she wouldn't let us get a detailed look of her privates but when we did...there was nothing there. ie: penis was MIA. so the u/s lady said %95 girl but i can always double check at my next appt. i believe her- but i'll take another look anyway because it's free!)

so yeah- i was pretty surprised because i was SO sure it was a boy. the husband, on the other hand, wasn't surprised because he never assumed anything- but he's now concerned that he will fail miserably trying to raise a girl. poor man :)

ok- now onto the "scary" & not so scary stuff.

the not so scary were my NT Results: 1 in 10,000 for DOWNS & 1 in 10,000 for Trisomy 18 (these are wonderful #'s accoding to the OB)

the "scary" were the following: during the U/S the tech found 2 "soft markers" for downs:

#1: a choroid plexus cyst
#2: a bright spot on the heart ie: echogenic intracardiac focus

both of these things on their own are "normal" & "nothing to worry about". also considering my NT results there would be no reason to worry- however because she found both, she set me up for a Level II U/S. she still insisted that the most the Genetics Counselor would do is cut my odds in half- ie: 1 in 5,000 chance for both DOWNS & Trisomy 18- but she said for peace of mind she would set this up.

she also mentioned that all the other measurements were fine: bones, kidneys, spine, abdomen- etc etc. and that the CPC & EIF are only "soft" markers which are loosely linked with DOWNS & Trisomy 18. so....whew?

she told me "not to worry & that she's sure everything is fine"- and i'm going to do just that. i googled the crap out of both "markers" and from all accounts these things usually don't indicate anything. so yeah- i'll go for the the Level II u/s & we'll leave it at that :)

and here are some pics:

hmmm-the husdand is already concerned about her flexability. heh.
i call this: "i'm in the ute- doing flips n' shit"- lmao

profile #2
skeletor- aaaaiiieee

STATS: measuring: 19 weeks 3 days. weight: 11oz. heartrate: 140-145ish bpm.

and there you have it: Alexis "Alex" Praise
my mother in law will be mucho pleased. :)

p.s. we got our rental approval! so the last thing is the appraisal tomorrow & then we're good! thank you God.
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Marijana said...

Congrats sweetie--so happy for you! Don't worry about the CPC--ours had one as well, and there's more info in my blog about it in Feb/March.

Serendipite said...


Buena said...

congratulations! those pics are great!

Rebekah said...

Congrats!!! I love the name! I'm sure everything else will be fine...lots of people have 1 or 2 markers and all is well :)

Trevor's Bride said...


JL said...

Yay!!! What wonderful u/s pics!

Addykins said...

Congrats love!! I am so unbelievably happy for the two of you and the little bird! You are both going to make fantastic parents. I'm sure everything is going to be fine! You know God is with you every step of the way, holding your hand. Kisses!

True Companions Plus One? said...

Congratulations, girlie! I'm so excited for you! She is going to be one beautiful girl. ;-)

Oh - and I love the "flexible" pic! lol

shawnandlarissa said...

Yay!!!!! Congrats!

Jennifer said...

What great pics! Congrats on your baby girl momma.

Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

What a beautiful baby girl!! Congrats!

Kelley said...

Congrats on the baby GIRL! So exciting! I'm sure all is wel with Baby Bird, but I'll be sending good thoughts out to the universe for you guys between now and your Level II.

Danse said...

Congrats on the baby girl! (and congrats on the rental)!

Sasha & Mark said...

Congrats!! I thought I was having a boy too, until...!! MILs rejoice!

Jessica Loves Trevor said...

Congrats! I love the name!

Leigh said...

What GORGEOUS pics - she is perfect!

My doc also said 95% sure - that's good enough for me too :)

stacey said...

OMG love that first pic. What a little gymnast:-)