Yesterday we had our Nuchal Translucency scan performed and another check up with the Midwife! The ultrasound was really great! We were able to see our baby immediately. She (or he) was moving all around, sucking on her hands and kicking her cute tiny little feet! She measured exactly right at 12 weeks 2 days, which was 1 day ahead of our 3-12 due date, making her due date more like 3-11. Close enough!
First, the ultrasound tech got a close up view of the baby’s neck and head, a profile like view, and measured the Nuchal fluid space on the back of her (or his!) head.
The measurement was .13 CM. Before going for the scan I, being the researcher I am, looked up the measurements for a ‘normal’ scan and found out that anything between .1 and .3 CM is good. We were extremely relieved that we ‘passed’ that part of the test! Now we could relax and enjoy seeing our tiny little angel.
Next we were able to listen to her little heartbeat! 162 BPM. Meanwhile, she moved around so much the ultrasound tech had a hard time getting it to show up on screen! That explains why I have been feeling her movements already! 😛
The ultrasound tech then measured her from her head to butt! She was 5.78 CM! She’s grown SO much from the last ultrasound at 8 weeks! It’s incredible!
We then got to see several shots of her tiny little feet and legs!
Still a little too early to tell if ‘she’ is a boy or a girl!
The ultrasound technician then gave us a really awesome surprise. She switched the machine over to 3D/4D. We were able to see the baby in 3D! It was a really special and amazing moment. The first time we were able to ‘see’ our child. So little, and so precious.
Seeing that tiny little baby in such detail was a really cool experience, to put it mildly! I’m already head over heels in love!