[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!! 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?