Well, life has thrown us a curve ball. I need someplace to put down all this information swimming around in my head, so I finally decided to start this journal. I probably should have done this sooner, but...oh well, I am starting it now. I am currently 22.5 weeks pregnant with our 2nd child. It all started with a seemingly innocent NT screening at about 11 weeks.
First a little background: I am 35, DH is 34. We have a 2.5 year old son named Austin, who is just a blessing, and he makes us laugh every day. We decided to try for another little one in January of this year. Austin took 13 months to conceive; this one we managed in half the time. On July 7, 2009, I took a pregnancy test completely on a whim (I was soooo sure I had not conceived that month- our timing was off) and was blown away to see a 2nd line. Over the next few weeks, I kept waiting for the train to derail - but it didn't. At our 8 week appointment, we saw a heartbeat. However, we did not come away from that appointment with no worries-- my OB saw a "black spot" on the baby's head that he didn't know what was. Since I am 35, he was already recommending that I see a perinatologist anyway, because of my age. So, he just figured the peri would be able to provide more information or insight as to what the black spot was.
So, that brings us up to speed. DH and I went to the peri when I was about 11.5 weeks for a routine NT screening.
Will update more later. Need nap now.