I was SO incredibly nervous for this NT scan, but everything looked amazing! I am so thankful for this pregnancy and this fabulous baby. Of course, our little squirt was incredibly stubborn and didn’t want the u/s tech to measure his neck, so he remained facing the ultrasound probe for most of the time. It was my first over-the-belly ultrasound, which was easier to relax for. At first, the baby was really still, but apparently he was just asleep because soon he was rudely awakened by me coughing (per the tech’s instructions).
We saw the little face, which DH says looks likes a raccoon (and it totally does!). Everytime I looked over at Trevor, he was either grinning from ear to ear or laughing while watching our little acrobat flipping around and doing headstands. After making me roll over and poking several spots in my belly, we finally discovered that the baby did NOT like to be poked on the right side, so that made him move. We got the neck measurement, which was around 1mm, so that is great since less that 3mm is what we were shooting for.
Seeing the babe moving around with the little arms and legs flailing about was the coolest thing ever. We just both kept laughing. It was the weirdest thing knowing all that movement was going on in my belly and not being able to feel any of it. I can’t wait until I can feel him/ her move! We did see the baby crossing its little ankles, which was so freaking cute.
Our next appointment is at 16 weeks, and we’ll do the multiple marker screening blood test and all that fun stuff. Our 20 week is so far away, so we may go to a local ultrasound place to find out the sex earlier! I’ll let you know. For now, I am content to stare at the pictures of our little raccoon baby.
(These pictures scanned weird at work, so I will re-scan at home to make them bigger!)
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