Yesterday I went in to my regular ob/gyn's office for BBI testing. What is BBI you ask? I have no idea and Dr. Go.ogle did not help me either. Turns out it was the blood work for the DNA testing for the trisomies (13, 18 and 21) and it was the ultrasound for the NT screening. It went okay. We got there a half hour early because I had the time wrong for the appointment and then we ended up waiting a half hour to be called. We spent an hour just hanging out in the waiting room...not ideal.
The tech who took my blood did GREAT! I did not feel a thing and this morning I have a tiny bruise at the site. The ultrasound went well - it was my first external u/s! Why didn't they ask if I needed to use the restroom first? Why didn't I ask to use it as we walked past it? BIG mistake!! I could not enjoy seeing Cinco on the screen because each time the tech pushed down the pressure on my bladder was killing me.
When we were leaving I got all sorts of moody on J - which was really too bad because he was beyond excited about everything. He was feeling super positive, where I was feeling super anxious. All I could think about was the results might show us there is a chance something could be wrong. I noticed all the measurements during the NT screening, but made sure to stay away from Dr. Goo.gle when I got home. I don't want to try to start researching what the numbers might mean. As for the results, we won't received them until we see Dr. W on 3/28.
The tech did give us new pictures of Cinco, which I took to be a good sign. I figure if he thought something was not quite right maybe he wouldn't offer us the u/s pictures. J said he seemed really positive when he was taking the readings. Keeping my fingers crossed!!