Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Koenig @ 11.5 Weeks

Jeff and I had another doctors appointment yesterday. This time it was voluntary. We opted to do the screening for down-syndrome and other chromosome defects. We met with a different doctor who performs all of these tests. This test is always taken between week 11 and 13 or 14. Basically there are three components to this test. They measure from crown to rear. Normal readings are 44mm to 84mm. They also measure the liquid behind the baby's head. And finally, they draw blood. The combination of all three tests provide a 90% accuracy rate.

I had heard that if I wanted to see the baby move, then a little caffeine or yogurt before I went to the appointment would do the trick. Going against every pregnancy rule in the book, I consumed about 6 oz of Diet Coke since there was no yogurt in site (I was at Jeff's office).

Let's just say, it did the trick. Boy, was that baby active. So active that we almost couldn't get a good shot. Jeff and I literraly saw the baby bounce like four times in a row. It was kind of funny. So the doctor said that I should go get my blood drawn and then we'll try once more. That did the trick.

When we came back, the baby was still moving, but finally bounced into a good position where we could get a good measurements of everything. Fortunately, our baby's growth is right on track at 48mm. The liquid behind the head was also measured and checked out.

Here's two of the latest sonograms. I labeled them so that you can tell what is what. These were fainter than our last appointment.

The one above cracks me up. Looks like baby is on back with all limbs in the air.


Blogger EssentialEm said...

S/he is so cute already. I can just feel it. :) Thanks for keeping us updated!! I'm SO EXCITED for you!!! :)

When do you find out the gender??

August 12, 2009 9:51 PM  
Blogger koenigkc said...

Thanks Em :P I think the doctor said sometime around Oct 1st so, about 6-7 more weeks. :)

August 12, 2009 11:12 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home