Tuesday, June 1, 2010

baby bird#2 update/NT Scan

the husband & i went in on friday morning for our NT Scan.

i know some people avoid the NT Scan, but we use it as another chance to see the baby , as well as a chance to test for anything that might require us to have addtl preparations in place.

so- the fun part, seeing the baby! i think seeing your inside kid on a screen is one of the best things ever:

baby bird#2 was wiggling & jumping around like crazy. it brought back all the memories of seeing alex at her NT Scan. so freaking awesome.
the u/s tech got 99% of her measurements & then baby bird simply stopped cooperating. she needed him to turn over & he just wouldn't. so i had to go pee & jump around.
after about 5 more minutes he turned over just enough & she was done. she let us look for a couple more minutes & sent me on my way for bloodwork.
measuring: 12 weeks 2 days
due date: dec 8th
heartbeat: 156 bpm
nt measurment: 1.2 mm
so, so far so good! my due date moved way up from the original dec 15th date- but we're going to say dec 10th for a nice middle of the road date.
so today = 12 weeks 4 days

it was so awesome to see him. it's just so reassuring! such a miracle- and i'm so very thankful every day!
as for me- i still look about the same as i did 5 weeks ago with belly pic#1- so i haven't bothered to take another one yet. i will this week.
i can definately see a bump, but if you didn't know i was ku then you wouldn't know.
symptoms are mild- just like with alex- but i'm freaking tired 100% of the time. i don't think the hubs really gets how tired i am. so my "i'm reeeeally tired..." statements fall on deaf ears.
in other news: this weekend was fab. i'll be sure to post pics asap- i shot a wedding this sunday & i can now see why real photogs charge so much. omg- time consuming much?!
5 hours at the wedding- shooting
10+ hours editing (and still not done)
i only have 300 or so pics but the editing is killing me- it takes foreveeeer. so yeah, no more bitching about photography prices- i get it now.
ok- so i promise to get a new belly pic this week & get some weekend shots up before friday (i hope)
now i need to go catch up on blogs. please forgive me if i haven't commented in awhile- i'm trying to keep up!!!
Pin It!


Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

He or she is gorgeous already! I think I can already see the beginnings of a head full of curly hair... (okay, so not really, but I am sure the awesome hair gene will be passed on to he/ she, as well). I'm so glad everything is looking good with baby bird #2! Congrats!

E said...

The fatigue the 2nd time is soooooooo much worse. Well, it has been for me. You've got one cute little baby in there!

Anne said...

Yay! Love the u/s pics :)

Kristina said...

Congrats on bird #2! You're due right around the same time as me. They say my due date is Dec. 12, but I think I'll be a little longer than that.

I've been super tired too, but this is my first, and my energy is coming back... I dont' know that I could say the same if I had another little one to chase around!

SweetPea said...

I'm so glad B2 is doing so well!!! And I agree that the exhaustion is much worse the 2nd time around. It's because you are taking care of yourself PLUS a baby or a toddler, which is exhausting in the first place!

liz said...

so great to hear things are going so well!

Saffy said...

Very, very exciting :) Glad to hear all is looking fab. Second trimester. Oh my gosh that rocked around fast! Yay!

Scullyhoyy said...


Desi said...

I'm happy to hear that things are going well! I was sooo tired when I was pregnant too, I can't imagine doing it with an outside baby!

Mrs.F said...

How cute! I really miss being pregnant. Ok I better keep taking my bc because I'm getting baby hungry again & I definitely cannot be ku this soon haha.

I feel the same way about being a bad blog follower... I feel like I'm only able to read every single blog I follow once a week & sometimes not even that!

IVF Breast Cancer Blog said...


Please read how IVF medications led to my breast cancer and how a breast cancer study using genetic testing to check estrogen metabolism is saving my life. Please share my story with all women who have used or are considering IVF, HRT and anyone with estrogen positive breast cancer.

Babs Riley

prashant said...

Love the u/s pics :)
Contextual Ad Network India