Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NT scan and other updates

I have to say much to my surprise, this pregnancy seems to be flying. Which is a good thing in my eyes.
So Oliver and I came back late on Sunday night, very very tired (both of us) and thankfully we both had a good night sleep. Sleeping at my parents' is still a challenge. A huge one. I think on saturday night Oliver woke up at 4.15 and it was up and down till about 5.30. Down for a bit till 8.00 when he was up for the day. Thankfully mom came to pick him up and I rested a bit longer. I have no idea what the problem is, he HATED going to bed, cried his eyes out the minute we entered the bedroom, I think it's because it's much bigger than his and it was scary. Oh I don't know. But at least my parents never once commented on the crying. It was a good break though not particularly relaxing. Since we are back, we had no issues.

And today it was the time for our NT scan. The scan itself went great, Phoenix was measuring right on track (11w4d), happily moving and with a strong HB of 167 wohoo! NT at 1.15 mm and lovely nasal bone too. But my bloods weren't as good, plus we had the complication that we had retrieval when I was still 36 (ok, we said to the tech 37 as I would have been 37 a couple of weeks later). Anyway, my stats with Oliver were fabulous (T21 1:4646, T18/13 1:8406) so it's hard not to compare, but this time I have 1:1076 chance for T21 and, a bit more concerning, a 1:452 chance of T13/18. What screwed the stats is my PAPP-A value which is a bit low at 0.37 MoM. I definitely believe more a good scan than the bloods but of course I started reading on low PAPP-A and the main concern seems to be the possibility that the placenta will have some issues later on in the pregnancy. Thankfully my OB, which I will see on monday, is the top expert in sonography, I will talk to him about these results and see what he thinks. I had issues with Oliver too at the end of the pregnancy (emergency C-section at 36w6d after scan showed he had not grown for 3 weeks) thought the pathology results on the placenta didn't show much a part from some inflammation. I could restart the cardio-aspirin which I had stopped when I was diagnosed with SCH (now totally gone) to help blood flow. We'll see. But I'm not particularly concerned about the stats. Unless the OB recommends otherwise we won't be doing CVS or amnio (also in Ireland termination is illegal).


15 comments:

  1. I hate that the numbers would be any concern. That Phoenix is on track with all measurements in line is fantastic news. I wish you had the t21 sequenom test available to give you more info.

    Welcome home, too. I hope that Oliver is back to usual sleep. Mama needs rest right now for the growing baby bird.

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  2. Your scan sounds great, even if stats are a bit scary. Keep us posted as to what the OB says. Phoenix is definitely flying! Lots of love to you.

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  3. My thoughts are with you, your family, and Phoenix. I'm sure everything will be just fine!

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  4. I'm glad Oliver is back to his normal sleeping routine. Change is always hard for the little ones. I hope the OB will put your mind at ease.

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  5. Love you all...I love good news. Don't sweat the blood results...and HEY, 36/37 is the new 18, or so I hear. ;) xo

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  6. Glad you're all recovering from your trip and back on schedule! And Phoenix is doing so well! I really hope the numbers don't end up being too much of a concern! I had no idea termination was illegal in Ireland ( I guess it's still a Cetholic country

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  7. All in all, good news all around. I too had some lower numbers the second time, age for me too, 36, but the doctor said that the u/s showed a perfect baby so nothing to worryabout. And there was nothingto worry about.

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  8. There's always something to worry about, isn't there? So glad little Phoenix is looking good!!

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  9. Ugh - I hate the numbers part. It's all a big guess in the end. So I would try not to worry. Glad to hear the pregnancy is going by fast!!!

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  10. Stats can be cruel to us analyzers, and most of the time they are just meaningless numbers. I understand you will have a great OB to keep an eye on things if ever necessary. I am glad the scan went well and that you had a chance to peak at the lovely little guy:)
    Your Tiny is growing so fast! you are almost in the 2T!!! Yaaaaaay:)

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  11. Yay that you're back and that the pregnancy is "flying" with a lovely-looking scan!
    I have to say, I don't really understand the results part, but I do understand what it's like to worry. I am glad you have confidence in your doc, and look forward to hearing their take on things.
    Love,
    Maddy

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  12. Fran so pleased the u/s went well - Phoenix looks adorable in there!!!! And like Maddy, I"m thrilled to hear the pregnancy is flying by :)
    Pleased you have your OB appointment soon to put your mind at ease x

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  13. Again, way too late with commenting, but I finally looked up the numbers from my two pregnancies. Compared to your numbers they are LOW (ie much higher risk) - but somehow I was never worried. The numbers were still well above the risk threshold (1/250) and everything on the u/s looked perfect and as you know both babies were absolutely fine.
    I only have T21 numbers, but here they are!
    baby #1: 1/418
    baby #2: 1/617
    So to me you passed your tests with flying colors!!

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