Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We had some basic testing done for the baby yesterday - a Nuchal Translucency Test and a corresponding blood test. These are screening tests for certain birth defects, and we should have the results after Thanksgiving. We're not at high risk for problems, but it would be better to be prepared if there are special health concerns for our baby.

The tests went well, baby was very cooperative, and we finally got a pretty good picture:

There's baby's profile! I really enjoyed getting a chance to see baby's face, and to watch him/her swallow & wave. He/she was a bit quieter this time, so the pictures were easier to take! We were also able to hear the heartbeat for the first time - nice and strong and fast!

I can't wait until we have our "big" ultrasound in mid-January. We should find out then whether we're having a boy or a girl, so that I can stop saying "he/she" and "his/her"!


Nichole said...

Oh, what a sweet little jelly bean!!

Sheila said...

So cute! I always love seeing ultrasound photos - they never cease to amaze me!

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Seeing babies like this is STILL a wonderful miracle to me :). I know it's so assuring for YOU, too. Hope (s)he cooperates for you in January :).