Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good news

The nurse called today about the results of my blood work (the one I incorrectly called a quad screen - and I call myself informed!) and NT scan. Downs risk is 1:1300; Trisomy 18 risk is 1:680. I'm relieved. But I'm also not sure I understand the Trisomy 18 risk. The average risk for someone my age is 1:333. The average risk for Downs is 1:85. So why is my Downs risk so much more remote than my risk for Trisomy 18? Or is it apples and oranges? Or maybe the real question is why can't I just accept a little good news and roll with it??

Oh, in other news, I had my second ob appointment today. I've put on 6 pounds. I'm in a whole new hemisphere on the scale. It's a good thing I hid the cookie in my purse before I was weighed. They probably smelled it though, which is why they gently "informed" me that I really shouldn't put on more than 15 -25 lbs during pregnancy. Bitches.

8 comments:

K said...

Congrats on the good news. As far as your weight. They are just upset because they dont have an excuse to eat cookies :)

Rebeccah said...

That's great! Don't fret about the stats -- good news should be good news. Try not to apply the Socratic method to it : )

Cassandra said...

15 pounds? The baby plus the placenta and the fluids weigh more than 15 pounds.

What would they do if you ate the cookie while standing on the scale?

Elle Charlie said...

Bitches indeed!

Yay for great test results - relax and enjoy!

Shinejil said...

Congrats! All those odds are so cryptic.

Okay, so you still have at least 8 pounds to go. Cookies it is!

Tamra said...

Their caution on the weight gain seems overly critical!!! If you have a 9 lb baby you should put on 20-30 lbs. I'm so happy for you. We have decided to go ahead with one more try- egg donor and all even though I'll be 42 this summer. Nolan was born when I was 39. And even though he's 2- I'm still amazed it happened!

Susan Jett said...

Yay on the great news! I nominated you for an award, details are on sprogblogger.wordpress.com blog. So glad everything's going well!

Joonie said...

That's wonderful news on the test results!