Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows I am, by nature, a worrier. Each day that this pregnancy passes and the babies stay inside, hearts beating away gives me more hope and takes away some of the fear.
However, I am a little nervous (read: nightmares, can't-sleep-nervous) about tomorrows Nuchal Translucency scan. For those who don't know, it is a high definition ultrasound that measures the fluid pocket in the back of each baby's neck. If it is over a certain measurement (2.5 mm I think) the baby is at a higher risk for Down's or other Trisomies. The scan will take 2 hours for three babies (with a full bladder!) but they will tell us what they see as they are scanning. I am really flipping out.
This seems to be one of the last big hurdles to ensure the babies themselves are okay in there. I know we'll have possible TTTS, pre-term labor and all kinds of other things, but this is a big obstacle to make it over. It is so hard for me to believe that I'd be lucky enough to have all of them be okay... it has been such a long, hard road to have a healthy pregnancy, and I am so scared that tomorrow will bring tough news.
I do have my age (26) on my side, which helps decrease the risk, but I also have a trisomy 18 pregnancy in my past (usually a fluke). I've read up on the testing and the usual results, and overall, 95% of results are normal. Please, please let ours be normal. If the results indicate a higher risk, we may do a CVS to find out for sure, but I don't know. We will cross that bridge if (hopefully we never) come to it.
I am so glad the test is on a Friday... and hopefully, the results will give me a nice, long, sunny weekend of comfort and peace.