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Friday, Jul. 10, 2009 - 6:50 a.m.

Well, in the end we didn't have to do the test. They were kind of trying to talk us out of it what with the miscarriage rate being "high" at 1%, so they did some measurements of various things-- nuchal folds and some other features-- and they all looked good, which lowered the likelihood of it being a Down's baby (the biggest worry for us) to some really low number. 1 in 4000 or something, according to their model. That changed our calculation or whether the risk made sense or not, obviously, and we decided leave it at that.

The cool part was the detailed ultrasound, and seeing the creature kicking and moving around and so on. You can't deny the, "wow, all that's going on in there?" factor.

And then commenced the official telling of people. Which makes the whole thing official. Yikes! I don't think anyone's going to grant me a stay this time.

So much work to do today to get ready for the show. Rrgh.

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