But I am doing the 15 week posting now, because we have a lot going on tomorrow and Mondays are crazy at work. So let’s just pretend we are already at 15 weeks, shall we?
So what is baby up to these days?
Baby’s head is now resting on his well-formed neck instead of directly on his shoulders like Igor. He’s beginning to grow eyebrows and eyelashes this week. The hair on the head also begins to grow. Although baby’s eyes are sealed shut, he’s now able to sense light. His eyes and ears finally look like real baby features now. As your baby practices sucking and swallowing actions, he may actually hiccup.
Meanwhile we have gotten the bloodwork results from the NT Scan and they are fabulous! The genetics counselor who does this testing was great. She broke everything down very clearly for us. We got the odds of have a baby with Downs, Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18 based on age and the based on blood work. Our results:
Risk of downs based on age is 1/238
Risk of downs based on b/w is 1/4,740!!
Risk of Trisomy 13/18 based on age is 1/440
Risk of Trisomy 13/18 based on b/w is 1/8,800!
The doctor kept saying over and over how great these numbers are so we are obviously thrilled!
And in case you haven’t gotten enough vitamin C lately, baby is about the size of a naval orange and I am really still waiting for that famous 2nd trimester energy spurt.