Thursday, February 10, 2011

13-week ultrasound.

13-week ultrasound. Baby likes to face the camera!
 Today, AJ and I went in for our first trimester screening, which was also our 13 week ultrasound.  Since AJ had to miss our first ultrasound, today was exciting because AJ was going to see the baby for the first time!

At this appointment, the doctor was looking for signs of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 12 and 18.  Baby Saigh didn't want to cooperate by turning toward the direction the doctor wanted him/her to.  We tried everything... I had to lay on my back, side, other side, run to the bathroom, jump around, and FINALLY the baby curled up in the position the doctor was looking for.  Baby Saigh was very active, waving his/her hands in front of his/her face, and kicking his/her little legs around.  Thankfully, everything in the ultrasound looked great and now we'll just wait a week for the blood test results (more conclusive results).  It was so great to see AJ's reactions while watching his baby for the first time.  The lights were off in the ultrasound room, so I'm not sure if he got emotional (he says no, but I'm going with yes).  Baby Saigh also decided not to cooperate when it came time for the doctor to determine if Baby Saigh is a boy or a girl.  His/Her butt was too close to the side of my uterus for the doctor to even get a close look.  Oh well, we can wait a few more weeks!

We also took a tour of the hospital floor where we've chosen to have the baby.  All of the nurses were so friendly, and there was actually a new mom in one of the rooms who just gave birth to twins!  They were so tiny (we saw them through the glass).

For all of you new moms-to-be out there, make sure you plan on about 2 hours for this appointment.  It's not a quick one because there's a lot to go over and test for.  We're both really looking forward to our next visit!

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