>After all that angst, we ended up NOT doing the amnio! We were prepared to do it, but as the doctor did the (very thorough) genetic ultrasound looking for markers of possible problems and was saying, “Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.” I started wondering if we really needed to do it. I shared my concerns and DW and the doctor agreed. So we did a blood draw and are running the numbers again (will be different since later in pregnancy than last screen). If they come back low, then we’ll do the amnio (but the doctor said he’ll be shocked if they do). All three of us felt like we were looking at a perfectly healthy little BOY in there 🙂 I was surprisingly much more emotional about the whole ordeal than I expected. Anyway, we are feeling much lighter now and like everything is great.
Doctor also redid our first tri number using yesterday’s ultrasound and came back with 1:83 risk of Downs (wow is that ever better than 1:8). He said for the next screen, based only on the u/s, our number was 1:382. Oh, and he also told me that they’ve found that women who’ve done IVF often have a higher HCG reading than other women and that can also throw your numbers off. Did I mention that new high-risk OB man is GAY? Night and day difference between Dr. Homophobe and loving partnered Dr. Gay. Loved him.
Finally, thank you all so much for your support! It has meant so much to me.