Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NT Scan, Anatomy Scan, & Fetal Heart Echo Ultrasounds

Throughout this pregnancy, I had 6 ultrasounds already by 22 weeks! After IVF, I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks, then another at 9 weeks. I had another ultrasound when I was in the hospital for fluids for HG, at 11 weeks. I was in pretty bad shape, so they wanted to be sure our little one was alright! The following week I had my NT scan at 12 weeks 3 days. Next was the anatomy scan at 18 weeks 2 days! They had recommended we do a fetal echo to check our little one's heart, because some studies have shown a slight elevation in heart defects in IVF pregnancies. We had that one done at 22 weeks 3 days.

It's absolutely crazy to see how much he's grown! We have photos from each ultrasound, except for the one when I was in the hospital. I was so ill that all we were focused on was making sure he was alive. I never even thought to ask for a photo and they didn't offer. But we still have lots of pictures!

We also were lucky enough to see our little boy on the 3D ultrasound at our anatomy scan! It was amazing seeing him move around and getting to see some of the details of his face.

As you can probably guess, everything went very well at all of our ultrasounds. They had no problem getting all the views the needed at all of them. Although it does seem like our little one doesn't really enjoy the ultrasounds that much. He seems to try to "get away" from it. I felt really bad he had to go through the fetal heart echo, because it took 1.5 hours! I'm not sure if they usually take that long, but we also had a med student there learning, so I have a feeling it was a bit longer due to that. 

I've been a bit behind in updating this blog and I apologize! For any of you wondering, at the time of writing this, I'm officially in the third trimester at 28 weeks. I can't believe how fast all of this is going by now. I do have some more updates to share, such as how the nursery is coming along, our birth plan (and why we might have to change things), as well as some unexpected news I got recently. Hopefully I'll have those updates soon!