Nuchal Translucency, Over

I had my NT scan and genetic counseling today. I have to admit that I was pretty freaked about it. I kept having visions of missed miscarriages.

Luckily, baby was moving away in there and hanging out partially upside down. The doctor had a heck of a time getting baby into a good position to get measurements but was able to finally.


And here is where I sigh a big sigh of relief. Now I just have to wait to see what the blood work says but I'm thinking with that measurement I may be able to avoid an amnio.

I also heard the heartbeat for the first time (147bpm) and the quick woosh, woosh, woosh made me tear up. What a great sound! It totally made me and my mom (who was with me since DH couldn't) cry. I love you little baby.

We will do the quad screening in a few weeks and will also be having a fetal echo cardiogram within weeks 20-22 due to heart issues on Alex's side. I'll have to go to Stanford for that.

And last but not least here is my tardy 12 week bloat belly pic.

I will say that while my bloat seems to be down greatly in the day from what it was, everything is much rounder in general. Pants are not my friend but sweats, pajamas, and my new elastic waist New York and Co. pants are.


I am known on the intrawebs simply as somalia said...
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I am known on the intrawebs simply as somalia said...

WOOT! I knew little GB would not disappoint! I am so so happy for you guys =)

<3 Somalia

Becky said...

sounds like a great appt, i haven't heard our baby's heart beat yet, just saw it beatin on the ultra sound, i can't wait!!
I too have the baby bloat!

Have a great christmas!

kim said...

So happy to hear this. And you look great!

Merry Christmas. :)

Danse said...

Glad everything went so well at the NT scan. You look great!

Happy holidays!

shawnandlarissa said...

I'm so glad it went well

Mari said...

I'm so happy for you, Chrys!

Another huge milestone for you...

You are always in my thoughts and prayers... Hugs to you!

JackiJaguar said...

You look great and congrats on your good results! I hope you can avoid the amnio...I'm crossing my fingers!