Thursday, June 14, 2007

Prenatal #3

We saw the midwife today and we heard Flipper's heartbeat!! We were both a little anxious, 'cause we're superstitious that way, so it was a relief. (The midwife wasn't at all worried, of course.) She didn't measure it exactly but said it was in the 150s or 160s. It was a wonderful, steady, loud sound, and she found it immediately. Swim, Flipper, swim!

We'll be scheduling the anatomy scan, when we will find out the sex if we can, in 5 to 6 weeks. Wow!

EDITED BY CO TO ADD: Our Nuchal Results were about 1 in 6200 for Downs and 1 in >10,000 for Trisomy 13 and 18. Sounds good to us.

I told my MW about a weird symptom, which I've had for several weeks. Tingling and numbness in my left thigh. She said no one really knows what causes the tingling/numbness symptom in some pregnant women, but it happens. Another patient of hers has it also. It's hypothesized that it's caused by the expanding uterus pressing down on nerves or blood vessels. But no one knows. And there's nothing to be done about it. Mostly, my experience is that it's worse at night when I lay down and it's just a weirdly annoying sensation. There was one night it was so intense I couldn't sleep. But it was only that bad once. My MW said her only suggestion, if it gets really bothersome, is to try acupuncture.

So, that's that.


Gretch said...

Awesome news about Flipper! Swim, swim, swim!

Melody said...

Great test results! I'm glad this is going to "swimmingly."

lagiulia said...

Congrats on hearing the hb!
My friend had the tingling in the thigh too, although hers turned into pain. It went away when she walked around but came back when she was still. So she had to walk constantly! I hope yours just goes away.

Melissa said...

So exciting! Glad to hear that things are going so well for all 3 of you.

bri said...

My right thigh has been tingling for almost 4 months now, I think. It gets better and worse but never goes away. My chiropractor says only delivery will cure it. I despise it. But it is only one of many complaints. The latest seems to be some pregnancy carpal tunnel or neuropathy in my hands. Lovely.

calliope said...

so effing glad you will find out the sex. I hate surprises.

oh wait- you ARE going to tell us, right?!?!

so glad Flipper had a good scan.

Silly Bus said...

Great Post!!!