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<p>I just went today to my first Ultrasound EVER! It was amazing. The baby was jumping, flipping, swimming and waving its hands. The heartbeat was 172 and it looked just perfect! The tech was measuring and snapping pictures saying everything looked great and then it took her forever to find the nasal bone, which she ultimately did not find. The nuchal fold measure 1.4-1.6 mm which is well within 'normal' range. She said the lack of ossified nasal bone could be a marker for DS but that the baby is still young and small (11 weeks 5 days) and it is possible that ossification has not taken place yet. I had bloodwork and will get the results next week and determine from there whether to have another ultrasound (transvaginal) at that point. I am so excited and staying positive but I am just annoyed that this anxiety sort of tainted one of the coolest experiences in my life. Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I be worried and anxious, or just get over it and be excited that the baby is alive and kicking!? I am trying to just be happy but I keep coming back to the anxiety! I puked in the bathroom of the office after the scan...combination of them force feeding me sugary snacks and drinks to get the baby moving and nerves...yuck! I haven't puked from morning sickness in over a week! Thanks in advance for any advice or wisdom you can share. SW</p>
 

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<p>I wouldn't worry a bit. Think about how small the baby is right now.  Add in movement.  It's amazing that they can measure or see anything.  I think that is why, even at 38+ weeks when ultrasound is done weights have such a HUGE variation.  Most docs will say baby is large (insinuating 9+ lbs) and baby comes out barely 7 lbs.    So with something so small and moving.  I think that they found anything at all is wild!</p>
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<p>Again.  I wouldn't worry one bit.   Congratulations!</p>
 

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<p>I'm sorry you had a rough spot in that lovely experience :( </p>
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<p>Try to focus on how beautiful your baby is. Right now he or she is growing and thriving safe inside of you. Everything will be as it is and worrying won't change that one bit so send the baby love feelings, not those of dread and stress. </p>
 

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<p>Thanks ladies...I am feeling better already! The pic is up on the fridge and my DH won't stop checking on it...he can't believe how big it is!! I really love how supportive everyone is on this board and appreciate you taking the time to respond. :-D</p>
 

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<p>I have my first trimester scan this coming Monday.I will be 11.6 days, so your post is like a headstart for me, as even I am anticipating whats going to happen in this scan. I will update on Monday about it.Dont worry about it ..really nothing will come out of worrying!</p>
<p>Just go with the flow and further scans might give u more to look forward to.</p>
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<p>I had my U/S today & everything looked fine on it. NT was 1.7 and there was bone ossification as well. On the contrary they say the baby is 13.2 weeks and according to my Ovulation date the baby is 11.6 only!! I guess the baby is on the bigger side. I cant imagine my O date being wrong!!>?</p>
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<p>I definitely wouldn't worry too much over the first screen. My DD had a cystic hygroma around 11 weeks when we had the first screen done. They put us through genetic counseling and a CVS and everything was normal. Even after that they told us that it could be a heart defect. She is perfectly healthy in all ways today and has been since birth. Since having that scare during pregnancy I have heard countless stories about false positives and such. I totally understand the worry and anxiety though. Try your best to put it out of your mind <span><img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"></span></p>
 
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