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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Trimester Scan

Wow, time really flies! I can't believe it's been over a week since we went for our first trimester scan last Monday. The main purpose of the scan is to take some measurements in order to assess the Down Syndrome risk. I also had some blood drawn to assess the risk for chromosomal abnormalities but my main reason for the ultrasound was to get a good look at my babies. Now it's your turn!

Both Baby A (on the bottom) and Baby B were moving around, Baby A the most (probably because it was being smushed)! They were both measuring a couple days ahead and both had nice strong heartbeats although one was faster than the other. We still don't know the sexes so I guess I'll have to wait until my next scan which I think will be at 18 weeks. I haven't gotten my results yet regarding assessing my risk for birth defects. I'm guessing they'll give them to me at my regular appointment on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to hearing their heartbeats again.

PS - On another note, this might be TMI but there was some blood in my mucus tonight. Just a tiny bit but I don't even want to see a tiny bit! So now I'm nervous. If it continues then I'll be calling the midwife-on-call tomorrow. It looks like the start of a great Thanksgiving.


Sam said...

whoohooo!! Babies!! The scan picture looks great!

The Olsons said...

Hope everything is ok! I'm sure it was very scary to see even a little blood! Keep us posted!

Carrie27 said...

I hope your babies stay ahead like mine did the whole time. It makes for having them earlier less stressful.

I can completely understand the concern with the blood. Put your feet up and rest, it may be your body's way of telling you to slow down.