Yesterday I had my 17 week checkup. Two great things about this one: my hubby was able to come with me for this appointment, AND all my test results came back NORMAL! The screenings for Down's Syndrome showed a 1 in 63,000 risk (instead of the 1 in 100 risk I thought we were facing).
Oh, and even MORE good news, I don't have to put up with more blood tests until week 24! Of course, at that point, in addition to the dreaded needle, I will also have to endure that nasty glucose drink, on an empty stomach.....and wait at the oh-so-fun lab for a full hour between chugging that crap and offering my weak veins up to the vampires. But I have like 7 full weeks to psych myself up for it! I can totally DO this.
Baby Thomas' heart rate is normal (161 yesterday) and my blood pressure and weight are also fine - I'm holding at 4 lbs UNDER my weight from my first prenatal appointment.
All in all, this week is a good week, pregnancy-wise. I'm healthy and my baby-bump is growing. Pictures coming SOON, I promise.