Saturday, January 21, 2012

13 weeks 5 days

We had the Nuchal Translucency scan on Thursday this week. The tech said that everything looks good. They want the amount of fluid in the neck to be less than 2, and it was 1.5. Baby showed no markers for Down's Syndrome. Yay! Baby was also measuring a couple days ahead so the due date was changed again to July 21st. I am sticking with the 23rd though because I don't think it really matters, it's just an estimate and baby will come whenever it wants.

After the scan, I saw my dr for my monthly appt. He said that everything on the scan looked great. This was the first time I had seen my regular doctor and he congratulated me on getting pregnant without meds and making it this far without any other intervention. He discussed that I was positive for carrying Cystic Fibrosis and told me that we can forgo any further testing because we wouldn't want to abort the baby even if it tested positive because CF runs on a range so the baby could have no or little symptoms. He then discussed my high risk appt next week. I have to see a high risk specialist because I had surgery as a baby and my cervix may not be strong enough to keep the baby in as it gains weight. He said that the doctor I am seeing is the best in the city for cervical issues and she will monitor me every few weeks and perform a procedure to sew my cervix closed if she notices any changes. Lastly, he discussed my weight. He said that since I was heavy before pregnancy, he doesn't want me to gain more than 5-10 lbs while pregnant. So far I have gained 1-2 lbs. He said that he will check my weight at every visit and yell at me if I gain too much. He asked if I wanted to see a nutritionist, but I said that I was seeing one before I got pregnant and she was very thorough and I think I understand what I need to do, so no need to see one now.

Upcoming appts:

Jan 24- High risk specialist
Feb 24- next ob appt
March 1- Anatomy scan/ finding out the sex of the baby!

Now, on to the pictures!


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3D view of the spine

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