Just got ours done a few months back - we were between the Horizon and Panorama. Seems like both good options, and the companies will work with you on costs as the testing is still fairly new (just make sure to call and confirm ahead of time with either one).
First off, congratulations!
My wife and I are expecting our first little Buckeye as well - 17 weeks along today - and got the Horizon test done at around week 9 (with the results coming back week 12). We got the test done to be prepared for anything as we're both planners, and to find out the sex of the baby. Regarding the sex - what the genetecist told us is basically - if it's a boy, the test is pretty much 100% accurate, for a girl around 98%.
Aside finding out the sex, after reading up on the NT scan (the only one our insurance would pay for), it sounded like it was very inaccurate and prone to false positives (personally we knew of 3 other couples that were told their child was positive for Downs, only to be corrected later during the 18-20 week anatomy scan). That was the other main reason for taking the Horizon test as well - much more accurate and earlier detection.
Anyway, that was our experience - I would lean towards either test as you'll feel much better about the results, but it's definitely a personal preference. If you and your wife aren't worried about it, and don't want to know the sex of the baby anyway I would say you can skip it altogether.
My issue with the OP is not the content/idea of it, but the shameless self promotion (All-Neo69 and 'neoshootingrange'), unless it's a just a coincidence, in which case I withdraw my complaint. If it is promotion, then at least say so up front.
Usually at home with my wife and dog barricaded in the back room to avoid my outbursts.
I agree - I just hope the owners/management don't get in the way and fire him before he has a chance to really show what he can do.
There goes the "cheaters never win" theory...of course knowing the Browns even if they did manage to cheat they would still probably lose.
Amazing that a school can dictate something like this, but at the same time throw a player to the curb without any repercussions.
Another rule that just favors the NCAA / school whilst screwing the "student-athlete."
"I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
I think the law is good in spirit, but legitimizing the NCAA and their "student-athlete" restrictions makes it a step in the wrong direction.
Warinner - by season's end the O-line looked like they had been playing side-by-side for 4 straight years.
Not surprising after Kelly threw him under the bus last year...
To make it more interesting can force each player to down a burrito bowl after each quarter. Loser forced to eat Taco Bell for a week...
In no particular order:
Trevone Boykin- TCU
Nick Chubb- Georgia
Ezekiel Elliott- Ohio State
Dak Prescott- Miss St
The Skull Session - where I start each day.
I'm the same way actually - used to watch the NBA religiously...up until Jordan retired for the second time. After that I lost interest and just haven't been able to watch it outside of the finals in years. I still love basketball, and get my fix through college and March Madness.
Mike Bennett is hilarious - will be sorely missed next year.
Also, he should have a weekly segment on Twitter where he live tweets bad shows - I would sit around watching that.
Born in Youngstown, where both my parents were born and raised. Moved to New York when I was 5 though - almost all of my extended family (aunts/uncles/cousins) still live around the Youngstown area though so I try to make it back to visit every couple of years.
Ohio State football, yeah I'd say I'm fired up...Kerry Coombs level:
I was hoping for something like - "was supposed to make my one phone call, but decided to check 11W instead"
Michael Bennett as Secretary of the Interior (line)?
Saw it when it came out at an IMAX theater with the huge screen / massive speakers...I think that really added a lot to the movie and probably made it much more enjoyable than just watching it at home.
While I do think it definitely went on much longer than needed, the concept was fairly original, and entertaining.
With Cardale as his VP / head of security:
He should be a team captain one day at Ohio State
That's some very high praise for someone that is technically still in his freshman year of college (though he's been at Ohio State for more than a year)...can't wait until next year to see what he can do!