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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Update...Finally!

So, I'm a slacker. I meant to write this post last week!

Last Monday I went for my 2nd appointment with the specialist. We had our NT scan. An NT scan (Nuchal Translucency) is used to check for signs of chromosomal abnormalities like Down's Syndrome. They measure the fluid on the back of the baby's neck. Usually the NT scan is accompanied by some blood work, but with multiples the blood work is not a useful indicator. Yay for one less needle stick!

Anyways, all four babies looked GREAT! The NT scan is 70% accurate and I am happy with those odds!

They also tried to take some other measurements and looked at their heart rates. Everything looked just fine! Two of the babies were measuring 2 days ahead, one was measuring on time, and one was measuring 2 days behind. The doctor was happy with everything. It all looked so good we don't go back for a month!

At our next appointment we will start doing anatomy scans during which they start measuring all of the limbs and organs and try to determine the babies' sexes! We can't wait to find out what we have in there!

We also had a check-up with the OB last week, and my blood pressure was up some. Aside from that, everything looks good for me. All of my blood work from 8-9 weeks was normal! Woohoo!  I go back to the OB again next week. With singleton pregnancies, they normally just check for a heartbeat with the doppler, but since there are four in there, we will be getting an ultrasound at EVERY appointment to check on my little litter! It is so reassuring.

Other than medically, I'm feeling a little blah still. And still really tired. I'm trying to still do as much as I can, but I feel like that list of things I can/feel good enough to do is shrinking rapidly. It is really frustrating, but I know that when these babies are born it will have all been worth it!

I will make an effort to update more often! :P

Katie

4 comments:

Winty said...

I have PCOS, so I really love the new meaning you gave for it! Good luck with your babies!

Winty said...

I have PCOS, so I really love the new meaning you gave for it! Good luck with your babies!

Emily said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well!

Pussy Parent said...

Glad to hear an upate. I am happy that all five of you are doing well.