Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day - 12 Weeks!

Among all of the other happenings at work and on the home-front (nothing bad, just action-packed!), time has passed such that you are 12 weeks along now!

At last we left off, I was having some bathroom issues (ha!) and some bleeding/cramping as well.  I called again at the end of the week, and the nurse I spoke to had me come in the same day for a quick ultrasound to check on everything.  It was a HUGE relief to see you there on the screen, waving right at us!  The technician did a whole bunch of other measurements, after which we saw the doctor.  The bleeding was caused by a sub-chorionic hemorrhage...a placental bleed.  Usually pretty benign, although she advised to take it easy for a little while.

On Monday, we had a doctor's appointment (check-up) that your brother, Daniel accompanied us to.  Heart rate was good (161 beats per minute!) as was everything else.  It was kind of funny to see the look on Daniel's face when the doctor put the doppler on my belly to listen for the heartbeat...and he's still not quite understanding that the baby inside my belly is NOT Jared.

Then on Wednesday, your NT appointment!  The ultrasound started off great, and you were bouncing off the walls, rolling around and being all sorts of amusing.  After a bladder emptying (they had me come in with a full bladder to help with imaging), the ultrasound continued for purposes of getting a few more measurements AND to see if they could get a few 3D shots.  You looked like you were asleep for a little bit in there, but we had a great time watching you, and being able to see distinct hands and fingers!

The genetics appointment right afterwards just went over risk stuff, but based on ultrasound, everything looked pretty normal!

And with that...some ultrasound pictures at long last!