On Monday, New Years Eve, we began ringing in the new year at the baby doctor!
I have reached 13 weeks (the final week of my 1st trimester).
Typically they like to do what is called a NT scan between weeks 11 & 14. An NT scan (nuchal translucency) is where they check for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome as well as major congenital heart problems.
This test is just an assessment, it is not a diagnosis.
Abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.
I am happy to say baby is looking great! I am supposed to call next week for the official results but my OB assured me all looks perfect.
We got a few laughs during the ultrasound. Baby would not turn from his/her side for nothing! We were unable to get a perfect profile picture. But, I think this 3d profile picture turned out perfect. The ultrasound tech said baby looked to be praying. :)
The tech also commented on how active baby was. He/she was kicking up a storm! Of course I couldn't feel a thing. My hubby kept saying, "You really can't feel that?" Haha!
Baby had a heartbeat of 152 bpm and measured 3 inches long. 5 inches including leg length.
We got several pics from our visit, but this is my favorite and I had to share it...
I couldn't help but giggle when the tech got this view. I shouted, "I need a picture of that!"
I know my updates have been few and far between and have had nothing to do with vintage; I apologize for that. As you can see, I have had something else pre-occupying my mind. I assure you, I will be sharing vintage goodies very soon.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and Happy New Year!