Wow, it has been nearly a month since my last post, how time flies by. Last week was Christmas and it seems that all month we have been gearing up for the big day. I had most of my shopping done early, wrapping done in advance, and just a few odds and ends to do the few days before. I am a planner by nature, and I can’t stand to let things go until the last minute. During all the holiday craziness, I had a doctor appointment. This was my last appointment with my CNM Julie until after I have the baby. With new insurance in 2016, I have to find a new hospital to deliver at that is near my home. The good news is that I am able to use the same Dr. that delivered my first born.
When I arrived at the office, I noticed things were taking longer than usual. I was waiting in my exam room for over 20 minutes before the nurse let me know that Julie was called to deliver a baby. So although I didn’t get to hear the heart beat, I was still able to draw my blood for the New Harmony test as well as additional blood-work the IPs wanted to have done. My one concern was the vanishing twin and if that would impact the results of the New Harmony testing. From everything I read online, the embryo did not make if far enough along to release enough of the genetic information into my blood stream so it shouldn’t impact it. Also, I spoke to Julie and she said that the New Harmony rep had never mentioned anything to the office. However, being the way I am, I had to know for sure. So I called the next day to talk with New Harmony and they said that it may skew results and don’t recommend the test. With this news, I thought that Sara and Derek should decide what they want to do knowing that it could come back with a positive result that is inaccurate. In the end, they decided to move forward with the test and now we just wait for up to 10 days to find out.