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.