5th month pregnancy checkup
January 23, 2016 11:56am CST
I went for pregnancy checkup this afternoon. Glad that today's wait was less than 2 hours. I told a story to my son, and the children played for awhile, then it was our turn. Not a long wait today. My baby is now about 5 months old. Both my baby and I are healthy, and he is actively moving quite a lot. I wonder if he'll be as hyperactive as my elder son. Everything seems to be fine, except that my blood test shows he has high risk of down syndrome. I knew about this two weeks ago, as my doctor advised me to consult another doctor for high risk pregnancy. He said the blood test is only a screening test, I need to confirm about that by doing another test (Amniocentesis). We decided not to take the test, as no matter how, we will carry on with the pregnancy, and we will accept the baby as it is. He is a gift to us. I feel much more better as compared to my first trimester. I am now getting ready and just waiting for my baby's arrival in 4 month time.
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26 Jan 16
I remember years ago when my wife was pregnant after thirteen years of our marriage. And then the doctor advised us to undergo the same test if it was necessary. It was found not necessary and it took a load off our shoulders. The choice finally is for the couple to take or not. I wish you well - siva
26 Jan 16
Yes, I was glad my husband is on the same page as I am. That really made me feel good and supported. I guess my husband's support gives me the most power. I am always grateful for having a supportive husband, as he has been supporting me on making my decisions as a mother - stay-at-home, homeschooling, and now carrying on with my pregnancy.
27 Jan 16
@kaka135 Good to have support from each other. I was the one working though my wife was more helping out as a volunteer and still does. We wanted to give our son all the time we could rather than spend it to earn more. I believe in moderation and balance all the time. I have seen how insecure the very rich are even doubting their own shadows! The more they have, the more they want! I always remember what Lee Kuan Yew said - " we are responsible for our children and they are responsible for theirs" - siva
1 Feb 16
@Shiva49 Yes, I agree with you. I think it depends what we really want in our life. Some might not want a family life, so they choose a different path. I like moderation and balance as well. That's something I just explained to my son yesterday. I like what Lee Kuan Yew said, and I think that as well. Though my mom always wants to help me, well, I might still be a little girl to her, I always told her I am a mother now, and I want to learn to do these on my own. She has done her part well, and now it's my turn to learn.
24 Jan 16
Thanks. Yes, I know that. We have researched in this, and even before this, we read about down syndrome children as well. I know it isn't easy, especially when it really happens, I know it's hard for all of us, including my other children. We'll have to learn together, and my other children will also learn together with me. I will try not to spend less attention on other children as well, though I know it's hard. Glad that they have two of them to spend time with, now that when I am pregnant and I feel unwell sometimes and need more sleep, two of them play together well.