13 Weeks and an NT Scan Do-Over

[Marshall has given Barney a card where the gender of his and Lily’s baby is written. Robin sees it too]
Marshall: [seeing them giggle] This may have been a mistake.
Barney: [looks at Marshall] Boy…do I like babies!
Robin: Girl…friend, your hair looks fantastic!
Barney: Twins…was the feel-good movie of 1988. -How I Met Your Mother

I’m officially in my second trimester, hooray! First milestone down. I have to say, Piglet and I pretty much rocked the first tri. I managed not to do more than dry heave, and what little nausea I had has been replaced with a voracious appetite. Things started off scary with all the early bleeding, but that all feels like a distant memory now.

I don’t know if I mentioned this before or not, but last week we were scheduled to have our Nuchal Translucency scan. They’re typically done between 11-13 weeks, and it’s to check for certain birth defects. But the reason we get the scan is because it’s an extra long ultrasound where you get to see detailed pictures of the baby, and it’s so much fun to watch.
Unfortunately, when we went in last Monday, the tech told us that the baby was measuring too small to do the scan. Needless to say that freaked me out and I was practically in tears by the time the doctor came to talk to us. He reassured me and explained that it’s perfectly normal for babies to grow at different rates, and that it was possible they dated me wrong at the beginning. Still-unnecessary stress that we both just didn’t need.

So we went back today for a repeat exam and a long look in my laboratory oven aka my uterus. Piglet was dancing around and throwing jabs and kicks, just showing off for us. We were amazed by how much Piglet had grown! It was incredible! Not only was the baby no longer measuring a week behind, but Piglet was actually ahead of the game by a few days, measuring at 14 weeks! Woohoo! We’re so glad we had to come back in, because the images were so much clearer. We could even see all of Piglet’s little fingers!

And, icing on the cake of this awesome visit: Piglet has very low risk of any birth defects, everything looks great, and the tech was able to get a peek at the gender! We are still waiting to confirm with another visit when I’m further along, but it was pretty obvious, even to us. And Piglet was not shy about showing off either!! πŸ˜‰ I gasped out loud when I saw, and Match couldn’t believe his eyes. I’m not going to come out and say it, because we’re still waiting to make sure, since it is so early. But the tech seemed pretty convinced, and so were we. What do you guys think? πŸ™‚

19 Comments

    Brittany

    I’m so bad at decoding ultra sounds but I’m guessing a “boy” since it was sooo obvious πŸ™‚

    Emmy

    Yea!! So glad he– ahem I mean Piglet is doing so good and even measuring big now!! How awesome is that. And yea- I found out pretty early with Ryder as he was pretty obvious about it too. Congrats!!

    Dandy

    Boy!!

    Can I just completely repeat Emma and say that I found out pretty early with Ryder as he was pretty obvious too!

    That comment cracked me up- our Ryder showed he was a boy at 14 weeks. I’m so excited!

    VandyJ

    Looks boyish to me, but even if not, it way better to hear you’re getting a boy then end up with a girl that the other way around. Boys look silly in those frilly dresses, but girls can rock jeans and t shirts.

    Misty

    It certainly sounds like HE was showing off. I know you guys are thrilled either way. πŸ™‚

    Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com

    Congrats lil’ momma!! I am so excited!! Okay, so what boy names are on the list!? πŸ™‚ I am glad you are feeling better and more confident!! This lil’ guy is a fighter and strong!! Awesome!

    Salt

    I’m no doctor, but that’s definitely completely different than my girl’s scan. πŸ™‚
    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so glad you had a great appointment. We had to have an extra ultrasound too and it can be so nerve wracking. It sounds like it went PERFECTLY!

    phoebe

    a) i love love love that episode of himym. i watched it last week!!

    b) stands for booooyyyyyy ????

    c) i am beyond happy for you right now. beyond!!! yaaaaayyyy!

    MiMi

    BOY OH BOY!!!! Hooray!!!

    Steph

    That doesn’t look like what we saw. I know you will be stoked either way.

    Glad to hear everything is still going good! Been thinking about you….

    Jessica

    Looks like a boy to me! πŸ™‚ Yay!!!!!

    Jill

    Oh my gosh, I’m so bad at seeing things in ultrasounds…I analyzed that one for a few minutes and guessed boy, but I really had no idea until I read the other comments! HAHA!

    Big congrats… πŸ™‚

    Meghan Furst

    Well, I sure enough can’t read ultra-sounds. But, by your verbiage & the fact that everyone is so sure ….. it sounds like a boy. What else sticks out? Ya know? A little girl has nothing there – but, a boy has a “thing”.

    Meghan Furst

    You’ve heard the old joke that asks, “Why do women make so many jokes about men’s small penis’?”
    Answer: “Because that’s the ONLY Thing that men care about.”

    Trinity

    I am so jealous of your lack of nausea ! πŸ˜‰
    I’d say that gender pic is very obvious! Looks just like Brian’s did! I have an ultrasound tomorrow- cant wait!

    Jenny

    Yay!! So glad to hear everything is going well!

    Kelly

    Oh my! Second trimester. I got a little teary eyed with happiness! I love that Piglet is growing big & strong, and that things looked okay in the scan. I’ll be honest that I can’t decipher the scan at all, because I’m hopeless at that. But it seems like everyone is saying BOY!

    Julia

    At 13 weeks, our NFT tech and dr told us our daughter was a boy! It’s still really early! We told my dad we would name the baby after him, yada yada yada and then obviously had to change it!

    Charlotte

    I would have to guess a boy too since it was so obvious. Plus they like to show off early. HA! YAY!!!!! What amazing photos!

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