"within range"

Well, I had the NT scan yesterday. It was uneventful – which, at this point, is a relief. The NT measurement was 1 mm, which is great – odds of Down Syndrome came in at 1 in >10,000. My free Beta hCG was very low, so the odds of Trisomy 18/13 didn’t go down quite as much, but they are still extraordinarily low at 1 in 4,049. My only complaint of the day was that I didn’t get a chance to meet the actual doctor. I tried, in vain, to ask the nurse and the sonographer if they had any idea why baby would be measuring a week behind. Their answers were useless.

They seemed to think we would actually have a baby. Mr. Hope said after the appointment that it was time to make the list of things to do and buy.

The spotting is still here, though lighter. I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday. After that, I might end up on ultrasound withdrawal. I think I might actually be ok with that.

~ by Larisa on July 13, 2007.

19 Responses to “"within range"”

  1. Great news all around! I’m glad the spotting has tapered off; I think I would be glad to have that phase behind me most of all! Got any good u/s pics you can post?

    Your baby can probably still catch up to the due date. I understand you wanting to hear the doctor okay/explain it just for your own sanity.

    Can’t wait to hear you talking about decorating the nursery!

  2. Sounds like a great appointment!

  3. After all that you’ve been through, I’m so happy that this time things are looking up!

  4. Sounds like a great appointment. I bet it feels good to be able to start looking ahead and start planning to your edd instead of just to the next u/s.

    I’m down in your neck of the woods this weekend, glad things continue to go well and hopefully the spotting continues to get lighter.

  5. So happy to hear that things look good. I remember after my one successful IVF, when the RE set me free and I started going to the OB, I really missed having all those ultrasounds! There is nothing like seeing that little one moving around in there to give you peace of mind.

  6. That’s great news. Did you get to see all the chambers of the heart, etc?

  7. Things are sounding very, very good! I would love to see some pictures of this little strong being that you possess. 🙂

  8. Extraordinary low is good, very good.
    I can imagine the week behind in measurement would cause you some unease, I hope you get a satisfactory answer soon.

    Making lists can take a while. I’ve been procrastinating for a long time.

  9. great news! i know it’s very unerving when no one will give you a straight answer to THE most important question in your life…hang in there.

  10. i’m sorry you weren’t able to get the answers you were looking for, but the NT scan results are fabulous — congratulations. it’s all sounding very, very good. maybe your baby is just a little pokey…that’s okay. i hope the spotting clears up entirely and that your appointment goes well on monday!

  11. The known stuff sounds good – and let’s just ignore the unknown stuff and wrap our heads around the fact that you’re GONNA HAVE A BABY!

  12. Glad something was finally uneventful for you. Great news!

  13. another step toward that finish line, another notch on the happy belt. 🙂

  14. Great news Larissa! Hope you get some satisfactory answers on Monday.

  15. Great news! What a long way you have come since those first few scans where they had you scared half to death about the sac size. I have to assume this means your baby is going to be a real scrapper!

  16. Sounds like a great appointment to me!


  17. the NT was a big turning point for us. i hope it starts to feel more real now.

  18. One more step toward holding your baby in your arms. It feels so far away doesn’t it? I know we are supposed to relish this miracle of pregnancy and blah blah blah, but really — I wish we could hit fast forward.

  19. Sounds like things are looking up! I’ve been wondering these past weeks if the baby’s size has anything to do with it being a twin in the beginning. Are twin embryos hardwired to be smaller? And then at some point, they catch up if they discover they are alone? I suppose the doctor would have told you if this were the case, but I can’t help wondering.

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