Wednesday, December 31, 2008

12w4d - We've got....limbs!!

Well, we had our 12-week appointment and NT scan today. The NT scan is a two-part test that looks for indications of Down's Syndrome and Trisomy 18. The first part is an ultrasound. I can't believe how much bean has changed since the last time we saw him/her! It's an actual baby in there with arms, legs, fingers, toes, and a little button nose! It was just incredible. Baby was wiggling all over and didn't want to cooperate with the u/s tech. The tech actually made me take a break and get up and walk around to get bean into a better position so she could get the measurements she needed. It worked and we were able to see the baby's perfect little profile. The tech also showed us the arms and hands and little legs. At one point baby was sucking his/her thumb and we could see the little mouth sucking away. It was just too cool!

Everything was just perfect. The doctor was happy with the measurements that were taken. Bean is actually measuring about 4 days ahead - yay for a big, healthy baby! The second part of the NT scan is a blood test, so I went and had that done at the lab before we left, too. And I didn't pass out this time! Woohoo! :)

I have been feeling pretty good. I think the last couple days I have had less nausea. I still need to snack throughout the day, but I don't get as icky-feeling in between my snacks now. Oh, and I was happy to learn that I've only gained 2.5 pounds so far! Not bad for being 12.5 weeks pregnant, huh?! Here are my 12w5d belly shots. I think I'm starting to get a more permanent pooch, but its still pretty little. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and K was rubbing my belly in his sleep. Awww. :)

I am so happy that we got to see a happy, wiggly little baby today. I have been staring at the ultrasound pictures since we got home. It's all so amazing and I feel so blessed!


mtendere said...

Yay! It must be great to see baby Bee...and not passing out is good, too.

Alma1107 said...

Yay for limbs :] I'm so glad that everything is looking good for you and the baby!

Oh, and you have the most adorable baby bump ever.

Rsgrl said...

I love that you put the u/s pics side by side for a comparison. What a huge difference! You're looking great!

Mel said...

Wow! I just posted our little one's 7 week U/S pic and it's amazing how much happens in just a few weeks! You have a genuine adorable baby in there! So glad things are going well for you!

Leannabanna said...

i too, love the side by side pic. I showed MH that and he was like can you do that too. haha. BTW, your bump is so cute. It is good to see someone else having a bump as well around the same time as me, I was begining to think that I was not normal! You look great girl :)