I am 13 weeks, 1 day today. C and I did go my appointment together this morning for the nuchal scan. Other than the scan lasting over an hour, it was a really positive appointment. Baby A has developed significantly and is now only 2 days behind Baby B. They are both right on track for the gestational age and are quite the little wiggle-worms. At first look of the ultrasound, our OB says that everything looks great and normal. I am having my blood sent to a lab to be tested and read alongside the nuchal scan to provide better accuracy. I should receive those results in about a week. After that C will decide whether or not to move forward with the amniocentesis. For now, we wait.
C really enjoyed getting to see her babies on the ultrasound screen - and who wouldn't, right?!- and I think she was really comfortable with the OB and her staff. I'm excited about that. We did have some creepy weather in the area during her visit -- tornado warnings and all that jazz. Being from NY, she was not used to the sirens and the radio reports I don't think. I hope she wasn't too frightened - it can be a bit intimidating if you're not used to it...and even if you are, for sure! What a nice "Welcome to TN," eh?
Our next appointment is in 4 weeks. Our next big ultrasound will be in 7 weeks; this ultrasound will be to determine the health of the anatomical makeup of the babies: kidneys, heart chambers, brain, etc. C may come back for the visit as well. Hopefully, we can spend more time together then as this visit was quite the quick trip.
Now, in case you think this post is boring, I will leave you with a little happy:
Aren't photos are a nice happy?! For those of you are reading from afar and don't get to see me as often as you'd like (and you know you are *cough, cough*), this is what my 13-week-pregnant-with-someone-else's-twins looks like. You're welcome. ;)
Now, comment me so I'll feel loved...