Thursday, May 24, 2012

In the Groove

On Tuesday I went in for the NT scan.  I had just listened to the baby's heartbeat the day before so I was pretty sure we'd see a wiggly baby, but I was having lots of thoughts about seeing a very thick nuchal fold.  Much to my delight, the fold measured a mere 1.3mm and that nasal bone was definitely present.  Also present were brains which was very good news indeed.  The ultrasound tech suggested we remind our baby of that when he or she is acting like a brainless teenager.

It was wonderful to see the baby again and wonderful to have nothing obviously wrong show up on the ultrasound.  The tech, knowing my history, even kindly pointed out that the placenta was attached at the back of my uterus and that she couldn't see any bleeds anywhere, and definitely not behind the placenta. 

And so, for right now I am feeling quite good about this pregnancy.  Yes, I'm still nervous, specially now that I'm in my 12th week which is when everything started to go wrong when I was pregnant with Trey, but I have a good feeling that things are going to work out the way they should for every expectant mother.  I feel like I'm in a really good groove right now with summer starting, at least a little bit of my energy coming back, and with more hope than trepidation regarding the future.

So, fingers crossed that the next 26 weeks are uneventful ones.

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