Baby aces its first test

25 Aug

An obvious harbinger of things to come, the amniocentesis results came back with no findings. This is a good thing, meaning that the anatomical issue found during the early sonogram was likely, well, an anatomical issue. Something that can be fixed, early, with little lasting problem (or at least we think so now). But the worry – that the early issue was not idiopathic and idiosyncratic, but linked to a systemic chromosomal abnormality – seems to not be a worry. This is fancy-talk for saying that we thought a turned-in foot meant the kid may have Down’s or something, and it almost certainly does not. Instead, it just means a turned-in foot.

So, with that first test aced, I thought I might share the sonogram. Obviously, our baby looks so much cuter than the other alien sonogram pictures you see of other peoples’ kids. Also, we went for the think-o-gram, which gave us not only profile but baby’s first ruminations:

Clearly taking after its father. Actually, it’s probably something more like ‘Why am I hearing so much about clearing client complaints over platform issues?’ or ‘This amniotic fluid tastes like chocolate!’ And ‘if you had already joined the Park Slope Food Co-op, I wouldn’t have to suffer through these obviously inferior red peppers. Don’t you care about me at all?’

Anyhow, on to the next thing to fret about to the point of distraction! Wife votes for finances!

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2 Responses to “Baby aces its first test”

  1. Amy August 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Wow, definitely not like the sonograms I’ve seen….that’s one smart child you’ve got in there : ).

  2. Peter August 29, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    I know, sonogram technology just keeps getting more advanced, right? What surprised me the most was that everyone else’s kids always look like aliens in their sonograms, but ours is just so beautiful…the half-translucent skull and skeleton, the no eyes, the oddly outlined brain, that’s not creepy at all!

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