Plain Jane has a what?!?!?

After 3 years of infertility, now learning how to be a mom.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

More Cooperative

Yesterday's nuchal translucency screening went swimmingly. The being has been upgraded from gymnast to jumping bean, since that's what s/he was doing when the sonographer was trying to snap good images. It was hilarious to watch.

At least s/he was in a transverse position and measuring the space didn't seem to be a problem. Accoding to the sonographer, the nuchal space measured normally. So now I wait until next week, when the blood results are in, to get my final risk for Down's and Trisomy 18.

I can't believe that s/he is now measuring 6.8 cm. It's amazing that in 7 days there was 2.2 cm of growth.

As always, I will post pics when I get off my lazy ass at work and scan them. So hopefully, some time early next week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

More u/s pics

Here is the little gymnast hard at work practicing headstands. Pretty cool, it actually is resembling a human now.

I have the repeat NT screening Friday at 3:30, hopefully there will be a bit more cooperation. I had a regular OB visit yesterday and everything is going well. Blood pressure is good, weight is down 5 lbs (not to worry, I'm a big girl to begin with), and heart is still beating (mine and the gymnast's).

Thanks for still sticking around.

Friday, August 19, 2005

No Cooperation

The nuchal translucency screening didn't happen today because someone decided that doing headstands would be fun. Since someone decided that headstands were going to be the only position today, the tech couldn't take an accurate measurement. Hopefully, floating will be on next Friday's agenda.

We did get to see a really cool u/s today though, complete with pics. I'll scan them as soon as I have a chance to. The gymnast measures 4.6 cm with a heartrate of 182. It actually resembles a human now, no more garden slug-like creature. It was pretty amazing to see how much movement goes on in there that I can't even feel. It's amazing.

Thanks for all the advice on what to do for the job thing. I think I've decided to not say anything until I've been working the probationary period (30, 60, 90 whatever days) and then disclose. That way I will have proven myself and when I say I'll be back after leave, they can believe me.

Thanks again for everything.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Calling All Lawyers and HR Reps.

I'm still here and everything seems to be going well. Enough about that.

I have a legal/HR question for you, I know you probably hate when your friends ask for legal advice and here I am, an internet friend, asking for legal advice.

As you all know I am rapidly approaching 12 weeks (Sunday) and I've been looking for a permanent job for quite a while (you probably don't know that part, but now you do). I am currently in a contract position that has lasted for about 1 1/2 years. Legally, I know I don't have to disclose this. But I don't think that's a good way to start off a relationship with an employer. I plan on going back to work about 8 weeks after March events happen. My thoughts are to disclose this after I've received an offer letter, but before I sign it. Is there any legal recourse if they rescind the offer after finding out? Do you think it would be better to wait until I'm working and then disclose? What would any of you do?

Thanks in advance for all advice, opinions, comments, and assvice.

PS-Still nervous for tomorrow. Appt. is in the afternoon, I will update as soon as I know anything.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Hanging In

Hey gals, per the request of Dramalish I am posting.

Not much is going on for me. Still tired (all the time), occasional nausea, sore boobs, the bathroom has become my best friend (ie, I'm in there peeing all the time). Just silently hanging in there.

No bleeding, spotting, or cramping. My next appt. is scheduled for August 19. I will have the nuchal translucency screening done, really I'm just looking for any opportunity I can get to have an ultrasound. I'm not concerned, as I think my odds for genetic conditions are pretty low, but it would be nice to have some peace of mind. Have any of you ladies had it done? I know that the screening consists of bloodwork and the u/s, but I'm curious what to expect results wise.

Of course I have the constant fear running through my head that the baby has died and I have no idea. Reading blogs where this exact scenario has just occurred doesn't help my fragile state though. You take the good with the bad, right? I just have to try and remain sane until next Friday and we'll know for sure that the baby is still in there and doing well. Fingers crossed.

Hope all is well for you ladies. Just because I'm not posting doesn't mean I'm not reading. I read feverishly throughout the day.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Without further ado...

I present to you the links that everyone requested. I do like the idea of the links so that those who choose not to actually have a choice of viewing or not. The link names are pretty indicative of what they are.

I also want to send a hearty congratulations to Dramalish and Tania, both had good u/s results today.

Now we need some good news from Megan and Suz and it will be a banner day. I've still got everything crossed over here for you two.