CVS done! **Updated**

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CVS done! **Updated**

YAY, my CVS is all done and I'm lounging at our hotel. Smile

The procedure went well. The baby was asleep at first I think...no movements except the heart. They determined that it would be easiest to go abdominally this time (last time was vaginal). I closed my eyes for the procedure...it was painful but not excruciating. They did this 'pumping' motion for getting the fluid out...that wasn't pleasant and caused some cramping. As the doctor promised the cramping stopped as soon as they pulled the needle out. It couldn't happen soon enough for me. LOL!

DH said they woke the baby up with all the poking and he said he/she was waving all around! putting on quite the show. I didn't see because I had my eyes closed. LOL. I don't need to see that needle!

After the procedure the ultrasound tech showed us the baby a bunch on her BIG screen tv (new since last time) and even printed two pictures! Last time they wouldn't give me a picture and I was so disappointed! My favorite part was seeing baby's little hands...and all the bones in his/her hands.

As much as the idea of an abdominal CVS freaked me out, it was actually WAY better. No speculum, no cervical clamp, no spotting. I felt fairly normal walking out of there. Apparently the risk of problems is less with abdominal too. The weird thing was they didn't even give me a band aid. The stuck a needle through my abdominal muscles into my uterus and i don't even get a band aid? LOL. The picture of my baby made up for that though!

Now it's just a waiting game. They said 2-3 weeks.

Oh, and we told them we don't want to know the sex of the baby for sure. The box was ticked...it's official! TEAM GREEN!!!

Heeeeere's my baby! I wish the hand were in the pic! (sorry for the poor cell pic...no scanner at the hotel!)

***UPDATE***

Things are going great! Last night my left side of my abs (where they put the needle in) was achy and sore. That's pretty much to be expected. I've had no other discomfort though, so that's good. I'm SO glad they went through my abdomen now. Much easier recovery! We are still in the hotel and I'm still on my self-imposed bed rest. We're planning on catching the 5pm ferry so we can be home to kiss DD goodnight tonight. We phoned her and she sounded SO mature on the phone. Now we both miss her so much.

Last time I got up I took pics of my belly so you can see where the needle went in. Can you even see the red dot down low there? That's it! Seems pretty insignificant when you see it now! LOL. My belly is pink because of the antiseptic they used to wash it.

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What a precious little baby!! I'm sure that will be the longest 2-3 weeks ever, but I'm sure you'll get good news! I'm glad the CVS went well, but OUCH!! I'm not afraid of needles and that would scare me!

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Yay for pics!! glad itt went well

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I'm glad that it was better then last time and that it's OVER!!! Very cool that you were able to enjoy seeing your baby at the end and even get a couple pics. Smile

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Glad it went better than last time. Great pic of the little baby!

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So sweet! It is amazing how fast they change at this stage!

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I'm so glad the CVS went better this time!! The pic of baby is so incredibly cute!

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Love the pic!

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So glad to hear it went okay and is OVER! Yahoo I've been thinking about you all day. Sorry you have to wait so long, but that's awesome you are OFFICIALLY team green! I wish I could get my DH to commit but we're still in limbo here.

Here's to a speedy 2-3 weeks and great results :vibes: Cheers! :beer:

PS: Like you said to my u/s pic 2 weeks ago, I love that our due dates are so close because I get to think "that's what my baby already looks like?!?" Such a great pic!

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So happy that everything went well! what a sweet pic of your baby! Congrats on being team green!!!

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Glad to hear it went smoothly. Sorry about the needle and discomfort but you must be so relieved to have that behind you. Smile hopefully the results will be in quickly. I can't wait to hear your baby is perfect. Go team green!! Smile

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Glad the appt went well and yay for a pic!!!!

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Update and belly pic added at the top.

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Do you live on the Island, Heather?

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Do you live on the Island, Heather?

Yes! Smile

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SO glad things went well, great pictures too!!!

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what a small hole! and great belly! i am excited to hear the good results!

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

what a small hole! and great belly! i am excited to hear the good results!

I'm excited too! In my heart, I know it's all good! I'm glad I have the holidays as a distraction. The last time the 3 week wait was very very hard. I'm feeling so much more positive about everything this time. Smile

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Glad the abdomen way turned out way better for you. Such a tiny dot, but I bet that it didn't FEEL tiny at the time!

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I totally love that you ahve a belly ring in. I took mine out when we got preg with DS and it has never been in since(and now the hole is closed..but still there) I always felt I was too fat afterwards to put it back in!

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Wooo hooo! One week of waiting DOWN! Only 2 more to go...yes!

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Is it still possible you might find out in just one more week? Hope it passes quickly....can't wait to hear your results. I'm sure that will be a huge weight off to get past this step.

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Yes, it COULD be 2 weeks total, but I don't want to expect that. Last time the form said 3 weeks and they crossed it out and hand wrote 2 weeks in. I was so excited. 2 weeks came and went... The results came in one day before the 3 weeks. Boooo!

The test for the counting issues (like Down Syndrome) are 'fast'. It's the test for what DSD has that is longer I think. Something in my brain has them having to grow the sample...but can they even do that? Would the cells multiply on their own? I don't know.

The other factor this time is I was further along so they seemed to have an easier time getting a sample. More placenta? Not sure. I HOPE it's sooner! That would be AWESOME! LOL

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Oh yeah, that would totally suck to be lead to believe it would be a shorter wait and then not. Boo to that!!

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Yup. Totally lame. This time they said 2-3 weeks. I'm not as anxious this time so that's good.

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I think it's a boy, Heather Wink

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Oooo lets hope just 2 because they were able to get a better sample!!

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Today is 2 weeks. I WAS patient...but now I just want this over...I want to announce! Booo hoooo! Please be sooner than later...

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Any day now!!!!!!

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Any day now!!!!!!

I hope so. I'm like a junky...I can't stop checking my email. Every time I see a new email I get excited!

I'm so DONE hiding it. I just went and answered the door in full maternity clothes, belly showing. Who cares. Ok, it ended up being a courier so it didn't matter. Blum 3

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you got me excited, when i saw you had posted i thought they were in. my heart jumped!

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

you got me excited, when i saw you had posted i thought they were in. my heart jumped!

LOL, sorry! I'll start a new thread when I finally hear. Smile

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So glad it went well! And wow, no bandaid..that is crazy! And I must say he or she is a cutie!!

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I'm emotionally done with waiting. In a weak moment I emailed the genetic counselor...and this is her reply:

"Why on earth would you hate waiting? Wink I just checked with the lab (I had a reminder to check on Wednesday anyway, to give them their requested three weeks before I started bugging them), and they said the tests are done and they’re putting together the report. They couldn’t tell me the results yet, but it should be soon, I have asked them to fax it to me. Hopefully by tomorrow? I am out of the office tomorrow afternoon after about 1:30pm, but I’ll let you know if I get news before then, or I’m back on Wednesday.

Hang in there!

Jennifer"

Sigh...I KNEW SOMEONE KNEW! It's so annoying to think the results are sitting in someone's in-box waiting to be typed up. It's frustrating. I really hope they come before 1:30 tomorrow. Sigh. If I get them tomorrow it will be the same length of time it took to get the results with DD.