My Anatomy scan was yesterday afternoon. We thought everything went well except the u/s tech couldn't get measurements on the baby's spine because of how he was laying. She said we may need to come back later to get the measurements. We also found out our LO is a boy-- DH is thrilled.
Today, I got a call from my Dr letting me know that our baby's femur bone was measuring short. She said it is a marker for Down's but could be normal if we were both short. I'm 5'8" and DH is 6'2" - we both come from tall families.
She couldn't give us more information but referred us to a genetic specialist. DH and I chose not to do prior genetic testing but we still have the option of doing the Quad screen now. Our appointment with the specialist is scheduled for the 24th and we will know more information then.
I feel in the dark about our test results & the risk for Down's... DH doesn't want to talk about it until we know more information. I don't know what to think. We will continue with the pregnancy even if our son has Down's but I'm terrified at the thought of it. We are not prepared to deal with a child with mental & physical disabilities. I'm so scared right now.
I'll let everyone know next week once I find out more info.