Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NT scan results, 12w5d

Today we went in for our eagerly anticipated NT scan. I didn't sleep well last night, waiting eagerly for it to be morning. It wasn't anxiety so much as it was excitement to see the little one we haven't seen for some 5 weeks now.

And oh my what a scan it was!

It was a blustery, rainy, dreary day that just called for a jolt of caffeine. Husband picked up a small latte for me before we went in. Maybe it was the caffeine but the little one was bouncing all over the place. Flailing it's arms one moment, kicking it's legs the other, and at one time even flipping around and showing us it's bottom :) After 5 minutes of these histrionics, little love fell asleep sucking it's thumb. I was crying tears of joy, coupled with fits of laughter through the scan that lasted around 10 minutes. Our sonographer was just so lovely and patient explaining what we we seeeing and working hard to get us a good view!

The hospital we went to for the scan actually had us see the genetic counsellor first. I was a little worried about this as my instant thought was whether something had been detected in the blood work I'd mailed in. But no, this is normal procedure. The counsellor went over what the test would measure for and what the measurements meant. She was really patient and explained it all very well. We then went for the scan and then saw her again with the results. All clear on all fronts, so that was nice to hear.

I cannot tell you what an emotional day this morning was for me. In a way I felt like I met my child for the first time. It's amazing how clearly "baby like" they look by this stage- with a prominent nose and pouty lips and very human like movements. All I could think was how in love with this baby I already was and how excited I am to meet it. And truth be told, I feel like a mama already :) which is such a neat feeling.

Just wanted to share the happy news!

11 comments:

Kelli said...

So glad that you got good news. :) Enjoy that 'mommy' feeling my friend...it's not going anywhere! I bet it was as lovely thing to see you little one suck it's thumb...how precious. Preslie hasn't done that for us yet...I would likely cry those very same tears myself. :)

Courtney said...

This made my heart swell. I am so comforted everytime we go to the doc knowing everything is ok. I'm so glad y'all had a great report!!

Catrisha T said...

Glad to hear that you got a good report. Seeing your baby for the first time when it looks like a baby and no longer like a little tadpole or alien is an amazing experience. Definitely reassuring.

Danifred said...

Congratulations on your very exciting news! What a wonderful day for you :)

princess rose said...

i loved your post! it totally describes how me and my husband felt last thursday when we saw our baby for the first time. isn't it the most wonderful feeling in the world???

K said...

How exciting!!!!! That is absolutely amazing! I'm glad you saw such a beautiful sight. I love when the little one is active when we see him on the ultrasound also. For that reason I also take a little caffeine before the appointments :)

Lin said...

So glad your NT went wonderfully! It's absolutely amazing to see little one moving around in there, huh?

I might have to take you up on this tiny bit of caffeine trick next time. Beaker was a little too calm at ours...the sono tech kept poking at him/her to get him to move around for us! LOL!

Red said...

So, so happy for you! I love when they start to look more baby like in the scans. You have me even more anxious/excited to do ours next week.

jenn said...

How amazing! I found your blog through friend's blog. I am due 1 day after you! So glad you got to see your little one dance. I would cry if we got to see the baby suck it's thumb too. :)

Serendipity said...

12 weeks already! congrats. I loved the NT scan because of how like a baby bub looks at it, amazing!

I'm glad your results were good :)

kimbosue said...

YAY! Isn't it amazing they look like tiny little people in there?

ICLW