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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 14:26 PM   1021
Girly922
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Congrats on the girly scan Ellie, were you hoping to be team pink?

We'll be having the NT scan. I've got my date through for 11th Jan for that. We only get a 12wk and a 20wk scan on the NHS in the UK so the 12wk NT is also the dating scan. I'm just happy at any chance we get to see our little one and that he/she is doing okay in there.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 18:02 PM   1022
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Hi girls,Sorry I have been MIA lately, but my DD got really sick, ended up in the ER with pneumonia and on antibitoics, so I had a rough 2 weeks, because she was so sick with fever and throwing up. She is much better now, thank goodness!

I did an update in my journal because I had my 12 wk down syndorme US today, and I posted pics, so if anyone wants to read it, or see some pics than check out my journal link!

http://babyandbump.momtastic.com/pre...2-bfp-314.html

I hope everyone has a Happy Holidays this weekend!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 19:34 PM   1023
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Wow, wonderful scans everyone! Ellie, congratulations on the little girl!

Has anyone else not done the NT scan at 12 weeks? With my first, it was offered as a matter of course, even though I wasn't high-risk at all. I was (obviously!) younger than I am now and they still did it. This new office hasn't mentioned it at all. I'm still not 35 or over, so maybe that's why? They will do a quad screening blood test at about 15 weeks, but no more scans until 20 weeks. And if the quad screening shows any elevated risks, they'd do more thorough testing.

I just like the NT scan. Not only was it a good chance to see the baby, but it also put my mind at ease when everything was fine. I know some docs don't think they're necessary though.
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If u have the blood test done to check for downs syndrome they may dot do the NT scan.



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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 19:41 PM   1024
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Congrats on the girly scan Ellie, were you hoping to be team pink?

We'll be having the NT scan. I've got my date through for 11th Jan for that. We only get a 12wk and a 20wk scan on the NHS in the UK so the 12wk NT is also the dating scan. I'm just happy at any chance we get to see our little one and that he/she is doing okay in there.
I honestly didn't have strong feelings either way. But I thought I was having a boy again just bc of how it went with our last FET (we transferred a boy embryo and. Girl embryo in 2014 and the boy took and this time we transferred one of each again and the girl took). But I was shocked when the US tech said girl lol I'm super excited bc I love glitter/sparkles and all the wonderful girly stuff so I feel very fortunate to be able to have one of each. Ultimately tho I just want her to be healthy. Our son was born with an imperforate anus and had 3 surgeries by the age of 6 months and it was really hard and we had no idea before he was born that there was an issue so all I want is a healthy baby that we get to take home right after birth not go to the NICU for immediate surgery at 2 days old.



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Old Dec 21st, 2016, 21:21 PM   1025
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Congrats on the girlie scan Ellie! I think you're our first gender determination!

Wannabe awww your poor kiddo. That has to be so hard to see them so sick. How have you been feeling?



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2016, 09:09 AM   1026
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Congratulations Ellie on your baby girl!

AFM - The nausea has hit big time and it's hard to just function most days. But I know it is a good sign. I will be getting the NT scan and blood work as well. It wouldn't change anything but we would just rather know. We had another scan this morning to check the heart beat again. Last week it was at 116 bpm and this week it was at 157 bpm! We are excited to finish telling the family at the holiday!



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Old Dec 22nd, 2016, 09:24 AM   1027
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Beautiful scans ladies so happy for all the good news. I hope you all have a merry Christmas



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2016, 09:35 AM   1028
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As for the NT scan, I'd just like to say that it could change a lot whether you would choose to abort or not. Some trisomies are literally death sentences, not just a matter of having a child with a disability. The NT scan checks for trisomies, Down's is just one of many. One of my best friends had a positive NT scan so they did more testing and discovered that her little girl had trisomy 13. On the ultrasound as time went on they saw severe heart defects and more. Most babies with trisomy 13 do not make it full term and those who do spend their short lives in the hospital, where they suffer and die within the first year after birth. While she still chose to carry her baby for as long as she could, finding out the condition early gave her time to process what was to come. She was the happiest pregnant woman I had ever seen (although I know she cried in private). She vowed to herself to enjoy every moment she had with her baby girl. Abby was stillborn a few months early. They had a photographer ready so they could have some keepsakes, and they left the hospital empty handed. She tells me when we talk about it that she felt her that morning so they must have just missed her. I think she was still hoping to meet her little girl alive if just for a moment. I am crying as I write this. It was and still is so hard to watch her grieve. Abby was their first, and they had an early miscarriage after that. It's been years, and she still says she doesn't want kids now and I know that's just her protecting her heart from more pain. Anyway all of that is besides the point. My point is that in a horrible, awful situation, finding out early was a gift. Maybe she wouldn't have treasured the time she had as much if she didn't know, maybe the grief of the surprise when her baby was born dead would have crushed her beyond repair, and I know for sure they wouldn't have those photographs had they not known. I am thankful that she and we all had that time to process and love on Abby as much as we could



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2016, 13:43 PM   1029
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I agree. It's definitely better to know sooner and come up with a plan or to accept what is to come than to be blindsided. We were blindsided and it was awful. Unfortunately our sons issue was nothing they would've seen on an US and it wasn't genetic either so just a random fluke but still very traumatic for me and my husband.



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Old Dec 22nd, 2016, 14:19 PM   1030
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Congrats on the girlie scan Ellie! I think you're our first gender determination!

Wannabe awww your poor kiddo. That has to be so hard to see them so sick. How have you been feeling?
Thanks hun! I'm doing good! Sometimes I get really tired and sometimes I still get nauseous every now and than, but overall doing good! My DD is much better now! Her antibiotics finished last Sunday and she is back to her happy and fun loving toddler self!

Tomorrow we are baking sugar cookies and decorating them for Santa! This is the first year I have told them about Santa! DH & I will be wrapping gifts on Christmas eve so they are waiting there for the twins on Christmas day. I can't put them out before that because the twins wouldn't leave them alone! LOL!

Are you getting excited about the holiday? Are you cooking dinner or going to family's house!



 
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