Wednesday, August 19, 2009

NT Scan

Let me just start by saying that this appointment was absolutely AMAZING! K was looking beautiful as usual and as you can see in the photo above J had her laughing as usual too. Both babies are getting big (size of a lime) and look more like babies now! I'm continually in awe of K and her baby-baking abilities! K is pretty certain she felt the babies moving last night, which is early, but I've heard with multiples that they're felt sooner. K also has some gender predictions, but I'll let her share them with you in another post. I don't really have any yet, but that's probably because I'm so worried about their health that their gender doesn't seem as significant.

The babes were sleeping when they first put the transducer to K's belly, but all of a sudden they woke up and were quite active. Based on their behavior I think it's clear that these babies have very different personalities already. Baby A was quite cooperative and only did a few somersaults and flips after the NT measurements were made. He/she even gave us a little wave. Baby B on the other hand was a little stinker during the scan and refused to get into the necessary position to get the NT measurements. However, after much persistance, some apologies on my part, and two u/s techs we did get Baby B's measurements. After the one techs hand got sore and she asked the other tech to give it a try I said "I feel like I need to apologize for Baby B's uncooperative behavior." Shortly after that Baby B assumed the position and the measurements were taken. So despite being a bit fiesty he/she does listen to his/her mama! Both babies NT measurements were "normal" (see below) and indicate a low risk for Trisomies 21, 18, and 13.

Baby A: NT = 1.5mm; FHR = 167bpm; CRL = 5.1cm (GA = 11.8wks)
Baby B: NT = 1.6mm; FHR = 163bpm; CRL = 5.2cm (GA = 11.9wks)

Additionally, the u/s techs were able to do an anatomical assessment and observed almost all of their tiny organs (e.g., bladder, stomach, kidneys, heart), complete spines, and 3 vessel cords in both babies.

Here are some pics of the babies from today:







24 comments:

Karla said...

Ahh! I am so thrilled to hear everything went well with the NT Scan! That is pretty funny about Baby B not cooperating. You are going to have your hands full soon!

Jen said...

Oh Niki! They are gorgeous! So happy they are growing so strong!

N said...

What fantastic news!

Bluebird said...

Wonderful news. Another milestone down!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous!!! Congrats!

Meg. said...

I love how Baby A's looking straight at the camera, like, "What?"

They both look absolutely *perfect*!

I'm so happy for you and J.

Ruth said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

Infertile In the City said...

How many times did I check today? I have been waiting for this good news, so happy for you guys!

Mo and Will said...

Niki - wonderful news! Congratulations! The babies look beautiful : )

Mo

meinsideout said...

OMG Niki - they look gorgeous and I am so happy that you guys have made it - what a huge milestone!!! Yay!!!!

Kelly said...

They look great Niki and I am sooo happy for you!!!! 12 weeks now! WAHOO!!!

Donna said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!!

Dora said...

They're adorable! So happy for you!

Mike and Alicia said...

Safe and sound... makes me happy!

The Intended Parents said...

So excited for you both!

Heather said...

They look perfect! How truly exciting!

Andrea said...

Look at those beautiful babies! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

TABI said...

Congrats! The twins looks great!!!

KP said...

that is such exciting news! K looks great, and the ultrasound pictures are wonderful. Congratulations!!!!

Karma & Adam said...

Congrats! Great news : ) Also, like the change to the blog - so much easier to read.

leikay2 said...

What a great appointment!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you all!!

Robyn and Paul said...

Gorgeous babies!!!!!

Allison said...

Niki, I am so happy for you. I know how you feel about worrying. I'm a little of a worry wart myself. But your little ones are looking wonderful. How exciting.

I also wanted to tell you that the first time I stumbled across your blog, I read about Myles and just cried my eyes out. What a precious little one. I know you will never forget him, even when you have these two new little ones coming. I hope they always know they had a big brother. :)

Also, I love how you do all the research for the products. If our pregnancy is successful, I'm gonna be asking for your excel spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are an addiction for me. :)

Also, thank you for the tons of support!!!

Lost in Space said...

They are beautiful, Niki! I'm guessing Baby B takes after his/her feisty mama. (-; I'm so thrilled all is going so well!