Jumping on the trampolines,
And playing in a massive foam pit. Fun times were had by all :-)
In the afternoon, I had an appointment for my 12-week ultrasound. When I stepped into the room, the ultrasound tech told me about papers I needed to sign to consent for testing and how I would have my blood drawn. "Wait, what?" I knew the testing she was referring to was screening for neurological and other disorders. They were tests I declined with Cam and which I'm pretty sure I declined with this pregnancy. The tests only give you odds of your baby having certain genetic abnormalities and nothing certain.
I was about to decline the tests again, but was then told I couldn't get an ultrasound because it wouldn't be covered by insurance. Josh said he could see my mind working at this point and it was. You see, I hate going to my OB because I am afraid that every appointment I go to, they will tell me that something is wrong with the baby. I had already worked myself up about this ultrasound and not having it would just be a waste of my mounting anxiety.
I did the tests - which only consisted of a few measurements of the baby (all was normal) and a blood draw. Plus, we got to see the baby! It now looks very baby-like and not at all like Gollum anymore. She (or he) was just as uncooperative as Cam was for her ultrasounds. The baby kept turning so that we couldn't see a profile. I saw tons of little leg kicks and finger flutters. It's amazing how much development there has been in only 3 weeks!
|Newest member of our family!|
Fantastic end to 2012 and I am very excited to see what 2013 will bring :)