Monday, April 6, 2009

Week 13 Ultrasound

E and I had our 13 week screening ultrasound today; the one that screens for chromosomal abnormalities like Down Syndrome . The murloc was in rare form, confounding the technician's feeble attempts to measure its Nuchal translucency thickness, by spinning, twisting, punching, and generally rocking out. (E swears she saw it throw the horns.)

The happy end result is that between the ultrasound and her previous bloodwork, Eliz has the effective risk level of a healthy 20 year old: the murloc has less than a 1/10,000 chance of having Trisomy 18 or Down Syndrome. That, and the murloc has a normal looking brain, with two hemispheres and a corpus callosum, a complete spine, rib cage, nasal bones, a working stomach, kidneys, and bladder. The murloc was happily swallowing amniotic fluid, fluid which it had just finished peeing into, probably.

All in all, it was a good day.

Update: Pictures!

From Week 13


  1. I'm so glad that everything is looking great. Way to grow that baby, E!

    Nice job standing around doing nothing, Jer.

  2. Ahhh, the murloc in its pre-hatched stage. It has a nose and everything!

  3. Ok, I know you two are busy nesting and pair-bonding and whatnot, but it's time for a Murloc update! I don't care if it's boring. Maybe something like "incubating . . .incubating . . .incubating."