I won't hold you in suspense any longer....the FiSH test results came in, and the baby is perfectly healthy, pending full amnio results.
We have perfect chromosomes 13, 18, & 21, and of course, X & Y. And yes, I'm having a BOY.
A healthy baby boy. Named Dinkypie, haha.
Okay, so I'll admit I'm a little scared, or maybe shocked, or maybe overwhelmed about the idea of having 3 Cotta boys, three wild, adventuresome, daredevil clones of their father. The two boys I have now, bear absolutely NO resemblance to me, none, except for the ADD. All of our friends and relatives agree that they look identical to my husband. Not one shred of me in them. Now my husband is always quick to say that they have my brains, and they are definitely absolutely brilliant and kind children, but I really have to share credit for personality and brains with him.
So now, I'm going to be a total narcissist and tell you that I really really hope that this kid looks a little bit like me, or is slightly less physically daredevil, or ummm, likes some of the same stuff I do, because damn it would be nice to have one other person on the planet who looks like me, or acts like me. I mean, there's no guarantee a girl would have looked like me or acted like me, right?
So maybe this baby could be the kid who won't run face first into walls for fun, right?
No, too much hubris showing, nevermind, shame on me. Getting over to my meeting with Dr.Placenta....he was very very nice.
And even though I went into BAMH's high risk clinic to meet him, nothing bad happened. For the first time ever, I walked into that hospital clinic, had an ultrasound, and didn't come out with a dead baby...a sign that my magical thinking is just that, magical thinking. So he did determine that my placenta has settled right over my fibroid, which considering my shitty history with retained placentas is a little unfortunate. Good news is that my placenta is getting lots of good blood flow and the arteries, etc, are all settled nicely around it and are not being blocked by it. Apparently, my blood flow is well established, and that doesn't always happen, which is one thing that happens when fibroids cause disasters with implantation, and women have miscarriages as a result. He says I'm not in danger of that, but, big but, I may have a problem at delivery, a severe problem of either placental abruption, (I had a partial with Mac), or placenta accreta, depending on the degree, which could be rather disastrous for the baby and for my poor battered uterus, which I'm rather attached to, and kind of want to keep.
The heparin and aspirin may have seriously changed the structure of my placenta for the better and done me a lot of good, and if that theory holds, I'll be fine, but he wants to see me again after my 18 week ultrasound and we'll keep checking it along with the other results. If it looks in anyway suspicious he'll be ordering an MRI and we'll get a better look. If I want it...
HAR, if he wanted to shove me into an Iron Maiden to save the baby I would do it. So ummm, duh, of course, I'll agree to it.
Off to a Christmas party now....the FiSH test is good news absolutely. Deserves some celebrating, I'm going to just roll with the placenta stuff at this point.