Ultrasound # 2

Yesterday we had our second ultrasound. I was amazed at how much the baby has grown in the past 2 1/2 weeks! We will be 12 weeks on Thursday. The ultrasound pictures looked much less like a lima bean and more like a little person! We could see the arms and legs and even the little hands and feet! The baby was VERY active... which made the ultrasound technician's job much harder as she was trying to get some very precise measurements of the nural tubes on the back of the baby's neck. Every time she would start trying to take the measurement the baby would suddenly throw out its arm or kick its leg and wiggle all over the place. Very cute to see! Anyway, after SEVERAL tries she finally got what she needed. These measurements, combined with a blood test, will tell us the chances that the baby will be born with down syndrome. We should have the results back in a little over a week. I feel really good about the test, especially after seeing how well the baby is growing and how active it is. Anyway, here are the most recent pictures. Enjoy!


Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

They are precious!

kim said...

So Cute!! its so small!! Are y'all going to find out what is it, or is it going to be a surprise??

Alanna said...

we'll probably find out what it is, but that won't happen for another couple of months when we're 20 weeks.