Lilypie - Pregnancy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

14 weeks and NT scan pics

I'm 14 weeks today! According to our ip.od pregnancy application, the babies will double in length from about 3 inches to 6 inches in the next few weeks - I'm going to be getting huge pretty soon.

A few quick pics of my NT scan last week. I still don't have results because I didn't know I was supposed to get my blood drawn earlier, and I couldn't have anyway since I had just returned from Italy. However, they did say that the ultrasound portion of the test looked very good.

Here's a pic of the two little beans together. It was amazing, on the screen we could see them kicking each other, their little legs flailing wildly. I guess it was a preview of what is to come.
This is a pic of Baby A (I think - how do you keep track of which is which?), sort of sucking his or her thumb. I couldn't believe how well-formed the fingers were. Baby A was very mellow, just hanging out and letting the tech get lots of pics. We have some great profile pics. To get all the measurements, the tech had to jiggle the transducer pretty hard against my stomach to get the baby to turn. And here is a pic of Baby B, our little acrobat. This one would not sit still for a moment, the tech was waving the transducer all over the place trying to catch up with this little tadpole. We got some decent pictures of the arms and legs, but nothing great of the whole baby since Tadpole wouldn't stop zooming around. I love this pic, though. Everyone who has seen this pic is convinced that this one is a girl.
And that is my post on the NT scan. The scan itself took about 30 wonderful, magical minutes, and then we met with a genetic counselor who took our family history and advised us on which blood tests we may want to do. I just wished we already had the blood test results so we could have found out our risk levels that day.

So far, though, everything is looking good! I am starting to let out my breath a bit and believe that things might go well up to the end. It's a really nice feeling.

11 comments:

  1. Ha! I think your twins are like mine. Baby A is mellow and Baby B always moves around so much the u/s technician has to keep on her toes. Hoping you get some great numbers once the test results come in. Congratulations on making it to the 2nd trimester! WOOT!

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  2. Whoo! Tadpole definitely looks like a girl! :) Any gender info on Baby A?

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  3. Awesome! I love the shot of them both, facing one another. I think that's a rare shot to get them both like that. Ours were facing one another like that also. :)

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  4. Awesome! Praying for a smooth go of it for all of you :)

    I think Baby B is a girl, too :) And, my girl is very active...maybe you have a mellow boy....

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  5. Congrats on a great scan -- what cute pics! The NT scan is truly a great thing -- it's the first time the babes kind of look like babes!

    Glad to hear that things are going well, and that you're able to relax a bit as your pregnancy progresses.

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  6. Beautiful pictures...so happy for you. :-)

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  7. Yay! What lovely pictures of your little beans! I am so glad that all is going well. Sending prayers (as always).

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  8. Oh, I love the pictures! They look so great :).

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  9. awww they are so cute! i love it. are you going to find out the sexes?

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  10. From what I understood, Baby A is lower. They get to a certain size where they still move but stay around the same location. ~mymiracles77
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    http://stressfreeinfertilityblog.com/2010/01/17/calling-all-success-stories/

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  11. they keep switching who is baby a and who is baby b. at our last ultrasound, they just called them upper baby and lower baby. your pictures are so good!!

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