My appointment today with Dr. Bolognese was pretty good. The tech that was working today took lots of pictures and said everything measured just fine – and they took a lot of measurements. Dr. Bolognese actually said we could probably go with my original due date of May 7th, since all the measurements have been pointing that way for the past couple of ultrasounds. I will see them again in mid-December for what is called an anatomy study. In that ultrasound, they will measure things like long bones (leg bones), the nose, check the heart, etc. There are several things in that ultrasound that will give them an indication of things like Downs Syndrome. Even if I was not advanced maternal age, they would do that scan because I am diabetic, and the doctor said they like to keep a closer eye on diabetic pregnancies. I don’t mind seeing the baby again, but I get so nervous with all the talk of the possibility of genetic defects. They keep assuring me that the chances of something being wrong are small, but the reminder that the possibility exists is always frightening.
My next appointment will be on November 12th with the regular ob/gyn office. I won’t get an ultrasound then, so we’ll have to wait until December to see how big our little one is getting!