Doctors are BLOOD HUNGRY!!
11 vials of my blood are gone. 11!!! They're looking at the thyroid, the blood type, birth defect markers, the Cystic Fibrosis gene (which we know Todd does not carry so we're in the clear), and whatever else 11 vials of blood can tell them. I felt emptied out. But everyone at the lab from the receptionist to the insurance lady to the lady who drew my blood were SO NICE. Loved them all.
I thought we had an ultrasound yesterday but it's not for a few more weeks. It was a major let down. In 4 weeks we go back in for another routine check up. And a few weeks after THAT we get to find out what kind of junk we're harvesting in there. But it was a let down that Todd still hasn't seen the baby...and that I only saw it for a split-second. Major bummer.
Until we heard the heartbeat. 164 strong beats.
It was probably the BEST sounds I've ever heard. Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah .