I COMPLETELY FORGOT to update the blog with details of our 12 week appointment. I signed up to have all of the ultrasound images texted and emailed to me after each appointment. I’m so glad that I did. It’s really fun to go back and look at them and also not have to worry about if I lost the physical printout. (We don’t get as many printouts as we do images when they’re sent to us.) The photograph above is the little baby who appears to be sucking his or her thumb. The technician did tell me that the babies don’t know how to do that on their own at the 12 week mark, but if they happen to put their thumb in their mouth, they will suck on it. There’s your random fact for the day.
This appointment was for taking measurements and checking for Down Syndrome. The image above shows the baby’s brain, which appears to be growing exactly as it should be right now. Yippie! (Hopefully he or she gets D’s smarts!)
The next few images I wasn’t expecting AT ALL. I didn’t realize we would get to see the baby in 4d at this appointment. HOW FREAKING COOL. I love this!
I really, really wanted to share the ultrasound video the technician took from the beginning of the appointment, but I’m not able to upload it. WordPress is hating me at the moment. I’ll describe it instead. Our little baby was quite, quite active. It looked like my insides were a trampoline! Bounce, bounce, bounce! The technician was saying things like, “Come on, little guy, cooperate with me!” She was not referring to the baby as a boy, but just using “guy” as a phrase, I think.
Date: July 25, 2013
Measuring: 12 Weeks, 1 Day (my appointment was on my 11th week, 6th day)
Due Date: February 7, 2013 (The technician informed me this date wouldn’t change, even if I measure ahead/behind in the future.)
Next Appointment: August 29, 2013
Important Findings: The baby did not appear to have any markers for Down Syndrome or other indicators for anything wrong, health wise. I did the NT Scan and had lots of blood work done. A week later, I received a phone call to say that the chances for the baby having Downs is extremely minimal and everything else looked great as well.
Baby Irmagerd (our tentative nickname for Baby B) is growing well and looking great! At our next appointment, they may be able to tell us the sex!