Posted by: Colin Smith
Last week my wife went in to have some tests done to find out the odds of the baby having some genetic defects. This was really cool as we got to do a 3d ultrasound and really got to see some cool pictures of the baby. It was really amazing. It is almost like looking at a photo of the baby. Now my baby takes after mommy in the fact that the baby is camera shy. The little bugger kept his or her hands over the face the entire time. But it was still really cool to see. I do not think that we will be doing anymore like that though since we do not want to know the sex of the baby and at this time it was still to early to tell. Anyway, they took a lot of measurements, listened to and looked at the heart beat, that was really cook to hear that, and looked at other areas of blood flow. We also saw that the baby has two hemispheres of the brain, I always say two is better than one. They also took some blood samples and sent all that information off to a lab to have it analyzed. The results are in and it appears, knocking on wood, that the baby is healthy and free of genetic defects, at least those that they can test for. The results showed the odds being like 1 in 3,427 that our baby would have one of these issues. So I hope that the baby is not that one but the odds are in our favor.