Saturday, February 12, 2011

NT results, u/s, OB appt and IM IN THE 2nd TRIMESTER!!!!!!!

On wednesday I had an OB appt with the a nurse practitioner at the office. I know some people dont like to see nurse practitioners but I love them, after all I am in school to be one =) I really liked the NP and she gave me a bunch of good info. I got to hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler for the first time! I was so sad that Justin wasnt there to hear it with me but hopefully he will hear it soon.

After the OB appointment I met JD for lunch and then we went to our RE appointment to get our NT scan results. My RE is so sweet and I know I have said 100 times how much I love her, and again she was just great with us. She said that both our bloodwork and scan results put us in the high-risk zone for downs. Trisomy 18 and 13 came back with much better results and we dont have to worry about them. Normally after NT scan some people will get a great risk number like 1 in 27,000 but we got 1 in 159... so we have to worry. She said that they would suggest an amniocentesis (inserting a large needle thru my abdomen to remove amniotic fluid) in we would consider termination for a baby with down. We would never consider termination for this so she said that at this point she would wait because of the miscarriage risk associated with the procedure. So, form here we will be forwarded to an MFM or Peri (same thing) and have a level 2 ultrasound at the hospital sometime between 18 and 20ish weeks to look for more downs markers. At that point if we saw more things that point to downs we would probably do the amniocentesis just so that we would know if the baby did have downs and be prepared. We are optimistic that everything is fine but we have to take the necessary precautions. Overall, we are fine and have a positive outlook because I just "feel" that everything is going to be fine. The RE also did an ultrasound and the baby was facing the probe so that pictures werent the best but I will show you anyways because I think our baby is just so cute!
The RE also told us that we are DONE with PIO and Vivelle FINALLLLYYYYYYY! We were SO excited about this. But then she dropped the bomb... we were graduating (aka done at the RE's office and released to the OB officially). She hugged me and we were both so sad. I wish I could stay there forever. I just love her and I am so so thankful for her and all that she has done for us. She made our miracle with us and for that I will be forever grateful.

On wednesday night I got a HORRIBLE migraine. It was so bad that I couldnt focus my eyes to see the tv or anything. I felt like the room was spinning I was so dizzy and was very very nauseous. It lasted all night and was so bad that I couldnt really sleep. The next day I was still feeling pretty bad but not dying like the night before and I was really worried that maybe this was tied to the fact that I just stopped taking the PIO and Vivelle and couldnt help but be worried. The OB wanted me to come in so I did that afternoon and the baby sounded great in the doppler and they gave me some meds to use for these headaches. I was very pleased that they got me in and were worried about me.

Now the stats!!!

Far Along: 13 weeks!!!! Hello 2nd Tri!

How Big is The Baby: Size of a peach. About 4 inches long and weighing in at about 1.5 ounces.

Total Weight Gain: I am down 1.5 pounds from my last OB appt on their scale. They are starting my weight gain measurement from my first appointment there so I am going to also or I will get confused. So i am -1.5lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Still trying to rock the BE Band with my normal jeans but I am in maternity shirts for the length and non-tight tummy.

Sleep: Still not sleeping very well but my SNOOGLE is helping (its a pregnancy pillow)

GENDER: 1 more week till our elective gender scan!!!!! (next friday)

Movement: nothing yet.

Food Cravings: Fruit... I have been eating TONS of it. Also waffles and rice krispies.

What I Miss: I would kill for a Jersey Mike's Sub! for real.

What I'm looking forward to: Gender scan next week!

Milestones: Being in the 2nd Tri!!!!!!

Symptoms: Not sleeping well, frequent urination, headaches, tiredness, acid reflux.


  1. LOVE this post! I can't wait to see pics of the nursery :)
    Counting down the days until next Friday!!

  2. Can't wait for Friday Linds...I'm so excited :) It will be here before we know it! I probably won't see you before then but will see you at 4:50pm! (or a little before).

  3. So excited for you!! Yes, graduating does stink in a way :( Good luck with your next u/s!

  4. You look fabulous. Can't wait to hear if you're having a baby boy or baby girl.

  5. Found your blog and love it. Can't wait to find out TODAY if you're having a boy or girl. I guess boy!! :D