Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Doc Appointment and NT Scan!


Today I had the Nuchal Fold Ultrasound (NT Scan) - which tests for Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, and Spina Bifida. I have had the test every pregnancy, so I kind of know the drill by now.

I was feeling really uneasy about today's appointment. Thank you for all your prayers and kind words and positive thoughts. They meant so much to me!

My expectations for today's appointment were pretty low. I was hoping that the baby's heart would still be beating, and that he or she would be growing.

When I got there, the first thing I said was, "Is the heart still beating?" And it was!

All the measurements look really good- and the baby is measuring a bit ahead. I tend to have big babies, so it looks like this one will fit right in! They also did some bloodwork (it goes with the ultrasound) and I will get the results back in a few weeks.

I was hoping that Dr. K would say that the Subchorionic Hemmorage (SCH) was gone- but no such luck. It is still there, and I am still on modified activity for the next month at least (until my next ultrasound). The SCH is about the same size as it was before, so I am thankful that even though it is not going away, it doesn't seem to be getting bigger either.

Overall, it was a pretty great, boring appointment - boring is good! I was so glad for it, especially because today was Ann's birthday! I consider myself Ann's honorary sister. Ann has a twin sister named Kari, and of course, it was her birthday today, too! Sometimes I like to think I am their long lost triplet - well, except we weren't even born in the same year. Details, details.

Mr. Mustard had the day off work today (Yay!), so when Ginger was taking her nap and he and Paprika were washing the car, I snuck off by myself to the beach. I wished I could be in Indiana celebrating their birthdays with Kari and Ann, but since I couldn't be there...I brought their spirits to the beach!

So, it was a good day!



Sheila said...

You were definitely on my mind and in my prayers all day yesterday.
I'm so happy that it was a boring appt.
That is one cute kiddo!
I'm glad you had some time to yourself and the beach was there to ease you through the day. I have no doubt you were on Ann's mind on her birthday, and that she was with you in spirit.
Sending a deep sigh of relief from me to you.

McCryssy said...

Yay for boring appointments!! Keeping you all lifted!

Lauren said...

So, so glad you had a nice boring OB appointment today. Boring is good!

THAT'S Interesting said...

I'm glad the appointment went well. Praying for a sweet healthy baby! I'm glad you were able to have some alone time at the beach.

siri said...

Came on to get an update and I'm so HAPPY that all is looking good. Great day indeed!

Elizabeth said...

Ohhh hooray for a boring appointment!! Was thinking about you and baby all day yesterday. :) :) :)

FourJedis said...

Wonderful news! WOO HOO!!!

Erin said...

Not boring. . .wonderful and beautiful. Your baby is growing and you got to see her today. Congrats on a good appt.