I had my 12w scan today for NT testing. It did not go well for the reasons that the technician wanted. The baby did not cooperate for the neck measurement after 30 minutes of trying everything, including a trans-vaginal scan. It did go well for my own reasons – well half of my own reasons, anyway!
First, we still have a heartbeat. I always worry about that. HA! Second – because of the trans-vag scan, we got GREAT 3D photos of this baby! We got a 3D photo of Matthew at this stage and although a super cute photo (he looks like a little boxing avatar in it!), it’s not nearly as clear as today’s photo. You can check it out on my pregnancy page, if you so desire. We did go in asking if we could check out the gender of the baby and she said that if she could get the angle, that she’d go for it. Well, she didn’t get the angle.
But – because she also couldn’t get the NT measurement, we have another scan on Wednesday. We shall see if baby cooperates this time. It really needs to because we’re at the end of the window for NT testing. I strongly believe in first and second trimester screenings for ME.
If we can’t get a hint 0f the gender on Wednesday, we’ll likely do an elective gender scan in a few weeks. I just need to know what this baby is (and so does B – he’s been anxious). I’ve been dreaming that it’s a “lady baby,” as SRB likes to say. Names are in the works for both, but knowing will make those discussions MUCH easier in this house.
The receptionist greeted me by name today – that was nice but so strange. They have hundreds of patients (15 docs in the practice) and I was just shocked to hear, “hi, Courtney!” from the receptionist. She has always been my fave, but I didn’t know she knew me by name.
I didn’t get to see Dr. H or Nurse A today, but I see them in two weeks. Everyone at this clinic is so nice that it actually makes trips there FUN.
The gal on the way out gave me the “new mom kit” with formula (which is fine by me, because you NEVER know!) but the big thing is that it had one of those fancy nursing bottles in it! Score! I noticed a bunch of the bottles on the counter and asked if those were the ones we’ve been waiting for in the US (they weren’t – I forgot that those were Medela and these were Lansinoh) and the gal said she didn’t know, but to take one. And then she said, “take one of these kits too – there’s a bottle in there too so now you have two!” And with that, Baby #2 now has his/her first item acquired especially for him/her 🙂
I love this clinic!
Maybe on Wednesday I’ll have some exciting news to share… and yes… if we know, we will share!