Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NT Scan at 12 Weeks

Time is flying by so fast!! I roared into week 12 feeling less nauseous and with a noticeable increase in energy. Sure, I'm still tired, but it's volumes better than what I was experiencing a few weeks ago. Doing a load of laundry sounded as daunting as running a marathon! I am so very pleased to say I think I'm over the morning/all the time sickness. I've had random bouts of nausea, but they seem to pass quickly. I haven't puked in over a week!!!

We had our NT scan yesterday. I was apprehensive about the scan because I know there are false positive results, but we both decided we would go through with it. We are information gathering people (we can't even buy a toaster without researching what toaster has the highest rating in Consumer Reports), so it was only natural for us to go ahead with the scan. Although I'd never judge someone else, for us, the scan was not for possible termination purposes, but solely information gathering. I want to know if there is a severe issue so we can prepare for it.

Luckily, the scan went beautifully. The babies don't show any signs of Down Syndrome or any of the other chromosomal defects they tested for. I had blood drawn as well and based on the blood work and scan, we'll be getting statistics in a week regarding exact chances of any of the defects. They looked at blood flow through the heart, to organs and did a lot of measurements and everything looks fine.

It was a longer scan because the babies were not in an optimal position for measuring always so we had to wait until they moved. This was just fine for us :) I couldn't believe how much bigger they are and how much they were moving around...it was constant movement! The sonographer commented that Baby B is the 'wild one' and I lost it! Every scan B has been the baby moving around and appearing to be more feisty. At one point B completely stretched as if to say, "I'm tired is this lady going to leave me alone yet?!" It was adorable!! The placentas are also in an optimal position for twins; I didn't know there was an optimal placement, but this sounds great!

I had this scan done at the high risk clinic so I had to fill out more paperwork. Of course it asks when you're last period was and when you're due date is. The medical staff is puzzled about my dates because they don't match up. This has happened a few times... I just say we did IVF and had a FET done on Jan 18. Ah! The light bulb turns on after I say that. It's just another reminder that I'm not a regular pregnant lady....

The flow of continual good news is going to get me spoiled! For whatever reason, I feel uncomfortable with all the positive news. I'm just not used to getting compliments when it comes to babies or trying to have babies... I guess I'm still waiting for that other shoe to drop, but I wish I could get over it! Everything points to this pregnancy continuing...why can't I get my head to accept that!? My heart certainly has...I am so in love with these babies!! I can't wait to see them again!

Today I am 12 weeks 5 days pregnant and I couldn't be happier. I am blessed!

6 comments:

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

Congrats on the scan going well! Time is flying by!

Jules said...

Yay, another milestone passed! So glad to hear your symptoms are subsiding in week 12! I can't wait till I get there!!!

MaryMargaret said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better and that the babies look great. Keep the good news coming- I know it can be scary, but we'll be extra excited for you!

Nichole said...

I think it's probably completely normal to be cautious about the other shoe dropping and that probably won't go away until you are holding them in your arms. Which you will be doing before you know it!

Mrs. F said...

Congratulations on more great news about the babies! Glad you are feeling better too!

Kayla said...

Glad that everything went well :) <3