Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NT Scan

This morning we went in for the NT scan. It was amazing.

This was my first abdominal ultrasound since I've been pregnant. It wasn't as bad I was expecting - I didn't need a full bladder and the tech didn't have to press too hard to see the baby.

We got to watch everything on a big TV screen. He/she looks like a real baby now! We could see everything - arms and hands, legs and feet, a little nose, and all of the important stuff. It was so fun to see the baby moving all over. H was loving it and it was so great to see how happy this made him.

The tech was able to get the important measurements and everything is in the normal range. Baby was also measuring a bit ahead at 13 weeks 1 day. His/her heart rate is still nice and strong in the 160-170 range (this is the same as the reading I get on my home doppler so I feel extra confident that I'm actually listening to the heartbeat).

We won't get the full results until 16 weeks because they will combine the scan results with a blood test from today as well as another blood test at 16 weeks.

For now, we can only assume that everything is just fine. I'm doing my best to stay relaxed (and getting better every day) and enjoying being pregnant and having this little one in our lives right now.

On the top, it looks like s/he's trying to suck to his/her thumb, on the left baby was waving hello, and on the right you can see the little legs crossed. It is all starting to feel more real, but I still can't believe that that's our baby.

We are so in love already.


  1. Hi baby!!! I'm so glad everything went well, fx you get great results in a few weeks, but glad everything looked good initially :)

  2. Oh hey, there's a baby in there!!!! Glad things are looking good and hopefully you'll get completely normal results once they get all the testing done!!

  3. Look at that cutie! Glad things are going well! FX for great test results!

  4. Awww! What a cutie pie! I'm so happy for you and that everything is going well!

  5. That baby is so adorable already! I love the picture where it looks like s/he is waving! Praying for great results.

  6. AH! I LOVE THIS! It is so cool then they are start actually looking like a baby! So excited for you!

  7. WOW Ana!!!! This is so exciting!!! So happy for you :-)