Last Tuesday marks 12W6D of this pregnancy and I was schedule to a specialized radiology place for a full scan. As usual, I was nervous. What if we don’t see the baby? what if the baby is not normal? what if …? All the worries went away within 2 min once we start the procedure. We saw him/her!!! And it’s real! It’s big (5.66 cm long). At first he/she seems to be sleeping but after 20 min of poking him/her, he/she started to move around! We even saw him/her pushing me using his tiny legs! I didn’t feel that at all, but it was really funny to see him/her move.
the following pic was the first image we saw of the baby. And we thought, what a big nose! Well… it was not his/her nose, but his/her fingers!!! Thanks doctor to letting me know that our baby is not an alien with a gigantic nose!
the entire procedure lasts about 30 min, the doctor checks all parts of my belly and measure baby’s length, neck thickness and nose size. Everything looks fine! 😆 What a big relieve! And then we did some blood test for the down syndrome.
We left the clinic with a DVD of the pics the doctor took during the scan. And we recorded the whole procedure using iPhone. I think it would be really fun to share that to the baby in the future! It’s so privilege to live in this technological world! 🙂
I finally announce the news on the blog! I’m so happy to share the news with all you people!!! 😆
How I’ve been feeling this week:
- Pretty normal. I’ve been sleeping better, only woke up at 3 am twice! 🙂 Other nights I’d sleep 9 hours with 2-3 trips to the bathroom. I’m getting used to sleep-walking nowadays! 🙂
- Cravings: none.
- Appetite/hunger. Still not much appetite in general, but no nausea either.
- Belly: it seems that I’ve grown a little bit from last week. Maybe I’m bloated again (kind of constipated these days)
not so much on this one
definitely a bump in this one
it seems that the belly is popping out between my abs muscles.
looking normal on this one.
- Weight: 1 lb up from last week (2 lb down from pre-pregnancy)