I had blood taken at the start of last week - a new test here in Australia called 'Verify'. This test is totally non-invasive, but works on the principle that little bits of the dna from the fetus are passed through the placenta and travel around my body in my blood. This dna can be examined to determine if there are any chromosomal issues with the fetus (like downs etc), but in a MUCH more accurate way then the 13wk nuchal fold scan that only gives you 'odds'.
The other benefit is that you can find out the gender of the baby.
The parents called me on Wednesday to let me know the good news - baby was perfectly fine, and a little boy!
It feels so surreal (and a little naughty) to know baby's gender this early in!