Thursday, May 5, 2011

NT Scan Results

Great news! My baby scored “Normal”! The nurse was trying to get off the phone after telling me that, but she didn’t realize she was dealing with an infertile with a penchant for numbers. I wanted specifics! She sounded confused, and then started reading results, and then I got to the good stuff. For Trisomy 21 (Down’s), the chance is down from about 1:250 for a 36 year old (next month – blah…) to 1: 4,361! And for Trisomy 13 and 18, it’s 1: 7,681!!! These are better than a 20 year old!

I’m hoping this news makes me feel like a 20 year old this weekend – I’m in for an exhausting one, and I’m having a hard enough time keeping my eyes open with my normal life. The hubs has picked up his BFF and his wife from the airport, and they’re at the bar waiting for me. Then we’re off to Jimmy Buffet concert tonight. Then we’re getting in the car tomorrow to go to Austin, and then headed to 6th Street tomorrow night, which if you’ve been to Austin, is the place to party… And then Saturday we’re headed to New Braunfels where the three of them will go tubing down the river with their beer cooler in a tube. Then a concert that night too! I’ve booked a massage during the tubing time. Sounds like they’re living their college days, doesn’t it! My goals for the weekend are to not act too tired, don’t get too grumpy, and be a good sport. Wish me luck!

Oh, and not bring up trying to get pregnant. The wife is the person who said I talked about TTC too much. Plus I know she’s trying, so I will not be the obnoxious pregnant girl either! I hate to say it, but I’m not looking forward to this weekend…

40 comments:

  1. That's AWESOME news!!!

    I hope your weekend turns out better than you think it will.

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  2. congrats! great numbers!

    Enjoy your Austin weekend. I absolutely love Austin and the tubing that happens around there. Fun, but I am sure a massage will be just as fun!

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  3. Congrats on the great numbers on your NT scan!

    Good luck this weekend. The massage sounds like a good balance to the rest of your plans. :-)

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  4. omg, your weekend sounds EXHAUSTING! try to put your feet up and relax as much as possible. just ditch an event or two if it gets to be too much. and whatevs aboutt alking about ttc to much. we're entitled :o) xoxo.

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  5. I hope you have a GREAT weekend and can keep up ;)
    Aso for the scan....CONGRATS!!

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  6. AWESOME, AWESOME news! I am so happy for you!

    best of luck this weekend! enjoy that massage if nothing else :-)

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  7. Such wonderful news! And such a busy weekend ahead; enjoy that massage!

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  8. Absolutely wonderful news, Alex!!

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  9. I have always wanted to go tubing, but I'm not sure my chunky butt would fit into an innertube! So exciting about the numbers, it was awesome to find ours out too, I wish I had written mine down when I got them! It's only a weekend, you will make it through, and the massage sounds Ahhhmazing, so that will be super fun and relaxing while they get all sunburnt and water wrinkly :)

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  10. Congratulations on the beautiful results of your NT Scan.

    And I hope that massage soothes your other worries for the weekend...

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  11. Fantastic results! Hope the weekend won't be to exhausting for you.

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  12. Great results! Good idea to get a massage this weekend. Sounds like you're going to need it big time!

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  13. Those are great results! Yay! Hope you are surprised and have a great time this weekend :)

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  14. Fantastic news about your NT results!!! Take it easy this weekend and enjoy!

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  15. YAYYY CONGRATS!!! That is awesome!

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  16. Congrats on such great results!

    Oh yeah, this does NOT sound like a fun weekend. At last it's just one weekend. Too bad you're missing tubing, though ;). It would be fun if you weren't pregnant. Actually, it all would. But as it is, you'll have to prop your eyelids open with toothpicks and try not to cry about something (if you're anything like I was in pregnancy!).

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  17. Congrats!

    As far as the talking about TTC too much, if she's struggling, she will soon eat her words. If she hasn't already. It's part of the pain.

    Hope you find some enjoyment this weekend, sometimes I dread plan packed weekends myself! But usually I end up enjoying myself.

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  18. Great news about the test results. And good luck with your busy weekend. It sounds like too much for a non-pregnant person let alone a pregnant one. :-) Enjoy your massage, you have earned it.

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  19. Congratulations on the scan! Love love love austin and the hill country. Wish I was on the tube with you floating by Gruene Hall singing Jerry Jeff Walker!

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  20. Congrats on the scan, that is AWESOME!!!!
    Eww this weekend sounds exhausting for you. Good luck with that, I hope you make it through without being too tired!

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  21. What absolutely fantastic news!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Woohooo!! And we are CRUISING!!!

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  23. Maybe this means you can party like a 20-year old too :)

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  24. I'm so excited about your good news! I hope you end up having a good time this weekend!

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  25. Hope you do manage to enjoy your very busy weekend. That great news should help carry you through!

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  26. What an action packed weekend! A massage will be greatly needed I think.

    Yay, for good NT results!

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  27. GREAT news!!

    I hope you enjoy your massage :)

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  28. Amazing news!! Well deserved! I say its a girl!

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  29. Wonderful news, Alex!
    And I hope the weekend will turn out better than you fear...

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  30. yay congrats! Although I have to admit..these numbers have utterly confused me. I remember that post. Please let us know how this weekend goes. I hope it is not too awkward:)
    hugs

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  31. Congrats on your results. :D

    I hope your weekend was better than you anticipated.

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  32. Alex, this is wonderful news. WONDERFUL.

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  33. Been thinking of you too!!! I want to see a belly pic soon lovely lady! Adore you to no end!!

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  34. Awesome news! Its wonderful that you are now the milestones where one can actually truly relax:)

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog a while ago- I've been trying to find your blog through the comments, but the Discus system will not allow it.

    Did not know you lived in Austin- I love that city, want to settle down there, but don't think there are too many jobs in my sector :(

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  35. I am WAY behind on commenting, Alex. But I am really, really glad to read this news.

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