Saturday, September 27, 2008

Belly shot at 22.5 weeks

Today we went for a free makeover and photoshoot. The people there didn't even notice I was pregnant! Guess it depends on what I wear. There definitely is a little bump developing...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Scan at 20 weeks

Time to go and see our baby again!

Today we got the printout of the amniocentesis results - all is well. Also got the thalessemia test results printouts - we are both fine, no thalessemia. I have pregnancy related anaemia, which Dr Chan says is caused by dilution of the blood in my system and is perfectly fine. We asked him if I need to take any supplements or do anything and he said no.

My weight gain this time is within Dr Chan's recommendation, so he's happy and so am I. Baby is estimated to be 361 g, which is slightly above the average for this stage. Ultrasound scan shows baby is sleeping and he didn't want to look at us, so we couldn't see his face.

Dr Chan mentioned that we need not do the detailed scan for abnormalities. He said that if he picked up anything suspicious he would send us for the scan but so far so good. Also, if there was anything 'wrong', it can be fixed after delivery. Still, if we really want to, we can still have the scan done and if so, he recommends that we get it done by Dr TC Chang at Thomson Medical Centre. However, we decided not to do the scan.

Belly underwent a sudden growth spurt over the past week!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Amnio Results!

This morning, as I was driving to work, Dr Chan's clinic called to give me the results of the amniocentesis - ALL CLEAR!!! Yippee! What a relief! No genetic abnormalities detected, which also means no Down's Syndrome. Also, the amnio confirmed that baby is a boy, which is what I wanted for our first child.
Asked the nurse about our thalessemia test results and she said they were clear as well.
What a great start to the day!

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