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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by Serenyd View Post

The only one I'd be interested in having done is Materniti21. But I'm 32 not 35 so I guess I won't be able to have it done. 


Blanca, thanks for sharing that article. It was very interesting and informative! 


I had a dream about my son last night. He was in a tiger's pen crawling towards a pond and I had to go in and chase him to keep him from falling in and drowning.


My next appointment is Monday @14w2d. I will get another scan and get confirmation on gender then. 
I don't think there is an age cut off. My OB said pretty much all patients these days in their office are opting for the test. It is newer (optional) so you would have to ask for it. I did!
post #42 of 55

I was planning on waiting until 20 weeks to find out, my man really wants to know ahead of time.  This will be baby #6 and I only found out with #1, though in my heart I already knew.  So it seems a little odd to find out this time.  Even so, I don't know that I'll tell what I'm having to anyone around, maybe on here but not in the world.

I am moving up the US because I'm measuring so big and really need to put my mind at ease.  So I'll probably have one by wk 16. hopefully it is clear what it is so I don't feel compelled to have another one later to find out the sex.  We are hoping hoping hoping for a boy but of course will be tickled either way.

 

 

Moms with bunches of kids, does your uterus feel higher earlier with each pregnancy or is it still consistent with standard growth???

 

I don't know anyone in person with more kids than me, so don't know who I should ask.

post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by nolamama123 View Post



Moms with bunches of kids, does your uterus feel higher earlier with each pregnancy or is it still consistent with standard growth???

I don't know anyone in person with more kids than me, so don't know who I should ask.

Yes, mine does, but at some point, usually in the 20 ish it evens out to within in a few weeks.
post #44 of 55
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I don't think there is an age cut off. My OB said pretty much all patients these days in their office are opting for the test. It is newer (optional) so you would have to ask for it. I did!

I did too, and they aren't offering it. The NP did mention that the specialists they sent their high-risk patients to are doing that test, so she had heard of it. They don't even do the full-quad screen. 

post #45 of 55

Yeah, I mean, there's no scientific/medical reason why someone younger than 35 couldn't get it. My guess is they are saying insurance isn't likely to cover it that way? I'm pretty sure my insurance wouldn't cover it anyway--when we went in for nuchal translucency testing, we also met with a genetic counselor who said most insurance companies won't cover it, but at least around here (Ohio) out-of-pocket ends up being under $200 after the labs discount it. Still a lot of money, I know. We had a very reassuring nuchal screen (risk of Down's is 1 in 4500 or something) so aren't going to bother, but it seems like a great alternative to amnio for those who want definite answers. Serenyd, if your doctor doesn't offer it, maybe there's an independent lab in your area that does it? 

 

Glad you all liked the Wired article. I thought it was fascinating--I was shocked to see they used to x-ray pregnant bellies! That image of the little fetal skeleton...oy.

 

RE: finding out the gender, I really did want to be surprised but I feel my resolve weakening! I have had very strong boy feelings, where w/DD I didn't have strong feelings either way. BUt I don't know if it's just psychological, like, because I already have a girl I'm assuming this one's a boy. Our anatomy scan is coming up in three weeks and I have a feeling I'll say "go ahead and tell me." 

 

Someone talk me out of that impulse?

post #46 of 55

p.s. OrchidZ, your profile pic is BEYOND. So sweet.

post #47 of 55

Didn't find out with the first 3 but I could go either way right now. DH wants the surprise and DS1 wants to find out so he can 'prepare' himself mentally :) oh dear me!

Having gotten rid of all our baby gear (with exception of carriers that I just lend out to friends) I would kind of like to know. But then again my 2 boys are built so very differently that I have found it doesn't matter anyways we just needed new clothes for DS2 after the first year anyways. and with a 5 year gap I likely won't hold on to DD clothes for the next 5 years either :)

post #48 of 55
Blanca,
We Did The DNA Test Just Found Out We Are Having A GirL:o This Is Our First After 6 Yrs Of Tryin And Many MiscarriagEs. I Was Sure It Was A Boy Had all Kinds Of Boy Dreams And Always Found Myself Saying He But You Never Know...
post #49 of 55

Congrats, Pixie! I keep saying "he" too, so I guess we'll see!

post #50 of 55

I'm having my 19 week ultrasound on Tuesday. Originally we were undecided if we were going to do that ultrasound but the midwife raised some good points for doing it. So if baby cooperates we will find out the gender, if not it will be a surprise :)

post #51 of 55

We're having a girl! joy.gifJust as I knew we would. Instincts rock! Measured 18weeks 2 days, putting the EDD at January 6. Couldn't see her face very well because she kept snuggling towards my back. So for that reason we couldn't measure the nasal bone. She has a long femur, and a three vessel cord. My waters are in the 5% of 'normal range'. Not exactly oligohydramnios, and definitely not polyhydramnios. Everything looks good. Placenta is low, but its not previa. Good news!


Edited by Zenbuoyant - 8/7/13 at 4:21pm
post #52 of 55

Sounds like lots of girls here so far! I can't wait to know what we will be having but I've got a looonnng way still since we decided not to find out! winky.gif

post #53 of 55

I would have been thrilled with a boy, too. Never imagined my life raising 4 girls. My hope for them is to be close friends for when they raise their own families.
 

post #54 of 55

Zenbuoyant- I feel like I'm going to have another girl. Because that is what my family does. lol I was one of three girls and my one sister has 4 girls,my other sister has a girl and a boy (finally) and I have a girl already. So my parents had 3 girls and have  6 granddaughters and 1 grandson so far. We will see. eyesroll.gif January seems so far away! I honestly don't care which we have. I am just so excited to have made it this far in the pregnancy! So I know a lot of people don't mean it when they say they don't care, but I honestly just couldn't be happier to be adding another child to my home! joy.gif

post #55 of 55

Interesting. Well my dad was the only boy out of 4, and my mom was 1 of 5 girls, but there were plenty of boy grandchildren on both sides. 

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