Wednesday, June 10, 2009

13 week Special Ultrasound

Our thirteen week ultra sound was a combination Nuchal Translucency ultrasound and a check for PUV by checking bladder.  All the baby's major organs where checked as well as the bones in the arms and legs and spine.  The Nuchal Translucency measurement for our Little Miracle was 1.5.  That is a very good measurement.  They want the measurement to be bellow 3 and for the least risk to be below 2.5.  So our baby is looking very healthy there!

This Little Miracle was quite active today!  Doing sit ups and waving at mommy and daddy.  One time the Little Miracle had it's hand on the bridge of it's nose looking like "Oh no, what are they doing now... why all the poking."   The baby actually seem quite happy and content in the womb.  

Little Miracle had a few hiccups and that was cute to see.  Right now I can feel a tiny bit of the movement because the baby is so high so it kind of feels like butterflies when that happens.  We even saw our little miracle open it's mouth and break or suck in some fluid. :)  Yay!!!!  Go Baby Go!  That was nice to see.

I asked about the bladder specifically because of Baby Nel's PUV and the bladder looked small and normal.  We did see a rear end shot of the baby... mostly legs and the later the umbilical cord.  We did not see any distinguishable boy parts so we are praying that this truly is our little girl.   At this point we would have most likely at least seen a little stub of something but saw nothing really. :)

The baby's Heart rate was 169 this morning.  Very happy and healthy.  The baby measured 12 weeks 6 days which is only 1 day behind now.... so in the last two weeks the baby has gained a day. That is good.  This little miracle started measuring 4 days behind and had caught up to two day by 9 week and now has caught up even more.  Such a good baby.

Looking at this little one we saw so much similar in it's little face to baby Nels... same nose and same big lips.  The nose from my dad's side of the family and the big lips from Chris.  Pretty amazing! 

The second part to the NT test is usually a simple blood draw of one tube.  It gives you risk factors for other genetic problems.  My doctor said I did not have to do this if I didn't want to, but since Nels's turned out fine I decided that I didn't mind doing the test.  Since I did not get my blood taken at the other clinic in my first few weeks of pregnancy though, I had 7 other vials of blood taken.  Quite a bit, but the person taking my blood barely made a mark at all.  She was good.

The good news so far is no signs of PUV and no signs left of the Subchorionic hemorrhage!  That was great!  The only thing that was a bit troubling is that there was a fibroid that had possibly liquified.  They said there was nothing to worry about that though.

Lord God, I thank you for our little miracle.  I thank you that you healed my SCH and that there is no more bleeding in me!  Thank you so much for giving our baby a happy and healthy heart beat and for forming all it's parts the way they are supposed to be.  Thank you for the good result on the Nuchal Translucency test.  Lord I pray that the blood tests come back well too!  Thank you for all that you are doing God!  In Jesus name, amen!


  1. Oh how lovely! I am so appy for you and your little miracle! Take care now! It is really good news!


  2. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Grow baby grow! Good job cooking momma! :)

  3. Wow - this is all such amazing news. Your weeks seem to be flying by now, and I am so pleased you are well into your 2nd trimester with this little miracle. Yay! Praise God!