May 10, 2007

WOW

Lame title, I know, but it's all I can think of. So glad I did the NT scan! It was awesome! We got such a great look at the little thing, which isn't such a blob anymore. It has arms and legs and fingers and toes and it was kicking and wiggling them all around. We saw it's face (freaky), it turned and waved at us, and then did a few sommersaults. The Nuchal fold measured right on target and the doctor said everything looks perfect. My age-related risk of Down syndrome was 1 in 500, but the scan puts me at 1 in 1800. That's without the bloodwork so we'll get a final answer soon, but I'm not worried. Here's a nice profile shot:


You can't really see the long arms and legs the way they looked when they were moving around in there, but you can see the nose and mouth. J says it has his profile. It really took our breath away. J actually let out an audible gasp when we first saw it on the screen, looking so much more like a little baby and then bouncing all around. It was great.

I have a regular OB appt next week, and then go back to the perinatal specialist in six weeks for the full anatomy scan. Part of me can't wait, but I'm also just really enjoying this day. Oh and you know how we were calling it Lucky because of those 7% odds? The first thing the doctor said when he looked at the image on the screen was "This is Lucky" (he was talking about it being a good size for taking the measurement).

15 comments:

Tinker said...

Great nuchal measurement! The wait for the level II is torturous, but coasting on this scan is a good way to get there.

Becks said...

This brought tears to my eyes - its fantastic. I bet it all seems so real now. Congrats to you both xx

twirl said...

That is a GREAT shot! Excellent profile.

Congrats on the good results, too.

megan said...

congrats on a great measurement! that's great news. great shot too. i can't imagine how remarkable it must have felt to have seen that for the first time.

Valerie said...

Great scan. Lucky sure is a good looking baby. congrats on all going well.

Kate said...

Congrats on great results, Sarah. I am glad you decided to do the scan, I am thrilled to see the new pic. I, too, could not believe the difference a few weeks make--from a blob to a real-looking baby!

When we had our 20-week scan with Child, we got amazing profile shots. And he came out of the womb with his face looking exactly like it did on that scan. It was incredible. So if you think Lucky looks like his/her dad now, you will be amazed how much resemblance you will be able to detect in six weeks. I am so, so, so excited for you.

Carol said...

Great news! And a wonderful picture!

Sticky Bun said...

This post made me tear up...this is SO wonderful! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

My Reality said...

I think Wow is the perfect way to say it! Congrats on a great scan.

Bumble said...

Ooooh, I almost missed this post!!! What a little cutie, and loooook at the perfect widdle nose! Congrats on the great results and thanks for the beautiful pic! x

Marie-Baguette said...

What an incredible picture! Congrats!

Hopeful Mother said...

Awesome news! and Awesome photo!

That's got to make you feel GREAT!

Reproductive Jeans said...

WOW! That is so cool! What a great picture---just makes me so happy for you! Like Becks, it makes me teary eyed--tears of joy of course!!
Glad you are getting such great results!

Cibele said...

Oh wow! such a cute baby.Congratulations

Artblog said...

Scans are always so amazing, even when there not your own :)

Really amazing!