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Week 21
~ Amniocentesis

Hey Guys!!

As you can see from the title of my weekly entry that I went ahead and had the amnio done. I met with my doctor last Monday and we spoke about all our options and what she thinks. Considering that all my other testing came back normal they are suspecting that baby girl either swallowed some of my blood or has an infection. But since the Echogenic Bowel can also mean chromosomal issues such as Down syndrome she suggested I have an amnio done for peace of mind and to know for sure just in case I need to prepare for anything. I agreed since I would like to know what is going on, and I don't want to be thinking what could be wrong with my baby girl for the rest of the pregnancy. We scheduled the amnio for Wednesday morning.

I went in Wednesday at 9am and by 930am I was back outside in my car already. It was a quick procedure and it really didn't hurt that bad. I felt the needle go in but that was all I felt. Since my husband couldn't take off from work, my cousin Debbie came with me and she got to watch the whole thing. Right after they were done they did an ultrasound to make sure everything was ok and baby girl's heartbeat was going strong. I am so relieved and glad that I got it over with. Now the tough part is waiting two weeks for the results. I did cramp for a bit but I took it easy because I didn't want to take any chances.

I had gotten blood work done last Friday, and I still haven't received any results so I am assuming that the blood work came back normal. Hopefully thats a good sign!

On a happier note, baby girl has been kicking up a storm especially at night when I am ready to go to sleep. She is nonstop but I don't mind; I enjoy feeling every single kick. I tried to get my husband to feel the kicks but he says he still can't. I give it another week or so before he is able to feel them. Some of her kicks are pretty strong!

I have been feeling ok; some days are better than others, but there are days where I am dragging and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am chasing Ethan all day long. He is nonstop and he is talking more and more everyday! I love just sitting back and watching him; he sure does know how to put a smile on my face. smile

Anyway this is it for this week. I am looking forward to a long weekend off from work and enjoying Memorial Day with my family and friends! I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and enjoy Memorial Day because before you know it, it's going to be Labor Day! I can't wait for Labor Day because that will mean I am a week or so away from giving birth! I hope everyone has a safe holiday!!

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