12 Week Ultrasound
Last Friday Hubby and I went to our 12 week ultrasound. At this ultrasound the babies nuchal translucency (the thickness behind the neck) was being measured to check for risk of chromosomal problems. The doctor called yesterday after reviewing our images (the ultrasound was done at a separate clinic) and said that our risk of chromosomal disorders is very low for both babies and that the risk of heart defects is low as well. Very good news!
As always, it was so exciting to see the babies. They have really grown, have little arms, legs, fingers and toes. Both were sitting in very similar positions and are measuring almost exactly the same. Baby B wasn’t nearly as active as at the last ultrasound.
I’m feeling much better than I did a few weeks ago, but I’m coming down with a cold and that is wiping me out a little bit. There has been a stomach flu going around my office, so I’m just hoping I can escape this flu season without getting a stomach bug. On the day of the ultrasound I had the worst headache I’ve probably ever had, I really didn’t want to take anything for it, but finally had to take a Tylenol after suffering with a pounding headache since I had woken up.
I’ll be heading back to see my OB again tomorrow, I’m hoping to get more information on my calorie and protein intake (a friend of mine who had twins was told to consume 160 g of protein every day!) and also when our next ultrasound will be. Both Hubby and I are anxious to find out the genders of the little ones.
Hubby had an awesome trip to New Jersey for the Super Bowl and the Seahawks are bringing home the Lombardi trophy!!! The city has gone wild. Work has been very quiet so far this week, I think people were hungover from celebrating on Sunday and today is the victory parade in downtown Seattle, so more cancellations have come up. Today is a big day at the office-it is my 1st Anniversary of purchasing this dental practice! It’s hard to believe a year has gone by already!
Here are some pics of the little ones:
Baby A & B, Ultrasound tech said this will be the last time we’ll be able to see them together in the same image, they will be getting too big soon.