This morning’s portion of the Neuchal Translucency screening test went well. The baby’s neuchal fold was 2.2mm, a perfect average. We should get the blood results next week, at which time we’ll know this baby’s odds for Downs, trisomi 18, and trisomi 13.
I was so sure that we would fail this test. I was convinced that we were going to have to resort to an Amnio, and all of a sudden there is a good chance that we’ll get the all clear at the end of the week, no further testing necessary. It’s so strange.
First of all, we won’t get to find out whether it’s a girl or boy until our next ultrasound in another two months. An Amnio would have given us the answer in three or four weeks. Second of all, and more importantly, if we get the all clear at the end of the week, I can come out about my pregnancy at work, and I’m just not sure I’m ready to do that. It’s been my little secret for twelve weeks now and I almost want to keep it that way. There’s been so much tension, so many bad feelings, announcing a pregnancy at this stage is just going to make everything worse. I already feel protective of this little one. I don’t want anyone saying anything mean about him or her.