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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

12 Weeks 2 Days - NT Scan

Today was our 12 week appointment for the NT scan. (See definition here.)  Thank God everything was great.  Baby measured on target and the NT scan & blood test results gave us a negative (which is good!).  It isn't 100% foolproof but the chances of chromosomal defects is very low based on the tests.  We never did these tests with Sofia but this time around we just decided it would be good to know one way or the other and it meant getting another ultrasound which was equally reassuring.

Baby's heartbeat was 158 bpm and looked "perfect".  The ultrasound tech switched between 2D and 3D so we were able to see baby in both points of view.  After she was done doing all the required measurements she decided to "play" as she put it...which meant we were able to see baby longer.  At first I was nervous because baby was just sitting motionless.  The tech suggested that baby was sleeping so she prodded him/her awake.  Sigh-relief! Then baby did some funny dancing in there.  It looked like a clay animation.  So interesting to watch since we didn't have the 3D ultrasound with Sofia, and never had an ultrasound at 12 weeks before, when baby has plenty of room to bounce around. Just as the tech was about to finish and as I started speaking, baby stuck out his/her tongue! It was pretty funny to see.  We left with 6 ultrasound photos and a DVD of the entire session. We've already watched it on the big screen.

This is starting to feel more real and I'm hopeful we will bring this baby home in January.

3d image of baby 'sitting' upright:
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3D image of baby curled up:
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2D image of baby's profile & tongue sticking out:
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2D image of baby's profile and arm in the shot:
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