NT Scan – 12 weeks 4 days!!

Our precious little one

We had our NT scan yesterday. I was so scared and anxious about it that I didn’t sleep very well the night before. So, we got to the office and immediately I started to feel all of that anxiety and I started to feel really hot.

I went to the ladies room and noticed that the entire side of my right face was bright red. My right ear was so red that it looked like someone had painted it red.

Finally they call our names. Then the nurse says “Hi, my name is Suzie I’ll be doing your scan today. Let’s get your weight first”. I told her how stressed and scared I was. She said “I understand, I know why.”

For some reason, right away I felt a little calmer.  She just had that voice of reassurance. There I was laying in that bed, waiting for her to start the scan. Right away she shows us the baby and the first thing she says is “there’s the heart beating.”

WOW, our baby is ok. I can breathe now. She tells me to relax and enjoy the scan. I asked if Tom could tape it and she said sure but then she says “I can do it better, I’ll record a DVD for you so dad can enjoy it too”

Like I said, she was really amazing. I’m truly blessed to have gotten her yesterday.
She puts in the disk and waits for it to load until she starts the scan. I got it all on a DVD. It was truly an amazing experience that I can’t even begin to describe.

Here’s a small part of the video:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxeE5Zz0hhU

Our little sweet pea was jumping all over the place. It’s little arms and hands were waiving around and it wouldn’t stop moving. Right then and there I knew, there is no love like this.

Then there she was looking around to see if she could guess on the sex of the baby. She was brave and she guessed. She did say that it’s early and that she could be wrong but I don’t really mind right now. It was just so amazing to even have a little hint all on itself that I don’t mind right now.

Drum rolls………she guessed that it’s a BOY!

Maybe a boy?!?!?!

Again, we won’t go buying all blue or anything like that but it’s just nice to “know”

Our little one’s heart beat was 160. My cervix was solid and closed. And the best part is that our NT measurements were averaging 1.6mm. WAY UNDER the danger zone. And our little one was measuring a couple of days ahead of schedule. We could see the baby’s stomach and bladder too. It was just amazing!!!

I had to do some blood work to go along with the NT scan and we should get the results soon ( I think).

Our little nugget just kept sticking it’s tongue out at us and waiving it’s hand around. We got some amazing pictures for you all to see.

The top pics are profile pics and then it's little hand.

We have an appointment with our OB on March 16th. I guess they’ll listen to the heartbeat and take my blood pressure and weight. Not sure what else they’re going to do.

Then on April 12th we have a follow up appointment with the specialist and we’ll find out for sure if we’re having a boy or a girl. How exciting is that?!

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6 comments

  1. katery · March 2, 2010

    congratulations on your pregnancy! i understand how nerve racking it is for those first crucial months, i got sick to my stomach in the waiting room before our six week ultrasound. i hope things keep going well for you 🙂

  2. Myndi · March 4, 2010

    Congrats on the great scan! And maybe knowing what the gender is…that is really cool, especially so early. I can only imagine the mixed emotion involved in the scan. As I was reading, I had to reflect on how I’ll feel about the 12 week check up because that is when it all fell apart for us. I can only imagine dread. Hopefully followed by joy and relief which must be partially what you were feeling. I am SO glad things are going well. 🙂

    • wtbocianski · March 4, 2010

      Thank you so much for the caring words. This scan was SO scary for me. Like what you went through so did I with our last pregnancy.
      Getting over it is impossible, trying not stress about is just not an option. I was nervous wreck and so was my husband. I was truly blessed to have that nurse that just knew how to talk and treat me to calm me down. She knew of our loss and she seemed to care. That in itself made me breath a little better.
      I almost didn’t want to look at the screen in fear of what I wouldn’t see.
      With all that, I braced myself and looked. What a beautiful sight it was. We’re very lucky and I’m sure that you will be too.
      Again, I thank you for your support. It means a lot.

  3. 21reena · March 7, 2010

    Um…..this is one of the BEST POSTS i’ve seen in a long time! I swear, these pics just take your breath away -I’m SO very happy for you!!!!!

    ps- i nominated you for an award!

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