Friday, February 12, 2010

Beaker Waves Hello!

Yesterday's NT Scan happened right on schedule! Actually, it happened early. I have absolutely no idea what happened on Tuesday, because even in the midst of a nasty wintry mix yesterday that ended up breaking the prior record for one-day snowfall in the Dallas-area, we somehow managed to get to the doctor's office 30 minutes early yesterday!

I'm so glad we decided to do the NT Scan, because it was the first time we saw Beaker move! I'm always nervous before ultrasounds, and this one was no exception. But, I felt more at peace this time than the last two. And, I was in awe of that growing, moving, waving, thumb-sucking little one in there!

I was secretly holding out hope that we might get a gender prediction out of our NT, but our sono doc said it was too early. And, even if she had been willing to venture a guess, I think it would have been tough given the way Beaker was laying. Still, we were able to get some great pics! And, I think I'm finally comfortable enough that Beaker has nestled in for the long haul to announce our news to everyone that doesn't already know in the next week or so. I've told people here and there, so plenty of people know, but the idea of a mass announcement has left me feeling sort of skiddish for some reason. It's time, though.

We haven't heard back quite yet on the NT bloodwork, but the nuchal fold measurements were all well-within normal limits. And, Beaker already has a prominent nose, which is also another sign of normal development at this point. Apparently, Down's Syndrome babies often haven't developed noses by this point.

We were thrilled that the NT results were great, but in reality this was mostly about seeing Beaker for us. And, with that Beaker did not disappoint! We have some great pictures to last us until weeks 18-20 when we've already decided that we'll be paying out-of-pocket for a u/s for gender determination. Even uber-patient, "go with the flow" Hubby was all for that when he heard that our next official u/s wasn't until 27 weeks. We have very little preference either way on boy or girl, but the suspense is killing us! :-)

So, without further adieu, Beaker says Hello!


19 comments:

Leah said...

So happy it went well. YAY!!! And that is crazy that your next scheduled u/s isn't until 27 weeks. Don't blame you for paying extra to have one earlier. So happy things are going well with little Beaker. :-D

Suzy said...

Congrats!

Miss Erin said...

Glad everything went well and you have an active little Beaker in there! I'm really surprised you won't get another u/s until 27 weeks. I thought it was pretty routine to have a Level II somewhere between week 18 and 20.

Jendeis said...

Yay Beaker!

Katie said...

I love the slide show! Glad to hear everything is progressing nicely!!! Congrats!

Ruby said...

Congrats! Beaker looks beautiful! Have fun telling the world!

OnceIwas said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats! You just brought a big smile to my face!

Jen said...

Yay Beaker!

lowfatlady said...

Glad things are going well :)

Priscilla said...

Those pictures are SO SWEET!!!! I am so relieved to hear that everything looks just wonderful. Isn't that a weight of the old shoulders!?!?! :)

So happy for your HAPPY NEWS and ADORABLE pictures!!!

xox P.

Ps. I totally would go pay for an u/s too if I had to wait that long!!

Peaches said...

I'm so glad you arrived at the scan early and everything went well. The slides are lovely.

Jessica said...

So glad you got to see Beaker!! How cool that he/she was waving :)

welayinrepose said...

I nominated you for an award at my blog :)

Kristin said...

Huge congrats on a great ultrasound!

~ICLW

Jaymee said...

beautiful pic! glad everything went well!

ilcw

pregnant in Manhattan said...

hello from ICLW!

Sounds like we might be due around my same time? I have my eagerly anticipated NT scan tomorrow and can't wait to see our little baby then and share the news with people. So I very much relate to your excitement :)

jenicini said...

Lots of luck to you! Glad everything went well for your scan. :)

ICLW

Katie said...

Hi Lin...I just nominated you for an award! Check out my blog to accept it!

Michelle said...

Stopping by to see how your doing. Drop us a blog sometime, would love to know how you are.

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