Thursday, January 26, 2012

12 week ultrasound scan!

My little Chickpea!

This was a successful trip to the hospital for the NT scan at 12 weeks for little baby. NT scan stands for Nuchal Translucency which helps to identify any risks of chromosomal defects including Downs Syndrome in a fetus. The scans are usually taken during the 11-14 weeks of pregnancy. They look for the thickness of soft tissue at the nape of the neck of the fetus. My results are half complete because I still have to go in for a blood draw so that they can compare the notes from both tests. So far the the ultrasound looks perfect! I could not tell you how relieved I was to hear just that. I was able to see the little chickpea swallow, move the tiny hands, wiggle.... It was amazing and my husband got to share the moment with me...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time!

I had my normal check up the other day to make sure that my levels are where they need to be. Doctor B came in and told me that all of my blood test results came in perfect. My Progesterone is at 19.5 which is great. He then took out the Doppler machine to hear the heartbeat! I didn't know what to expect. Then he found the healthy beat of 177 beats/min :love:
The beat was so clear and was so unreal but it's there! I loved every single beat and wished I had recorded the sound to hear it over and over again. I think I'll do that at the next visit.
I also went ahead and agreed to do the Sequential screening for Down Syndrome. So I'm just waiting for the hospital to call me to make the appointment. At that time I'm hoping to have a clear ultrasound picture of my little growing bean....