Thursday, August 29, 2013

16 Week Anatomy Scan

Yesterday at 16w4d, we had our initial anatomy scan with MFM.  They will do another one at 20 weeks, which will give a lot more detailed information about the organs and such.

So far so good!  We got to see little fingers and toes, their hearts, kidneys, spines, bladders, femur bones...  So much and so amazing!  Both are measuring right on target, with Baby B being just a few days ahead.  Speaking of a HEAD, apparently Baby B has a nice round head that measured at about 18 weeks!  Say WHAT?  Apparently that is not a big deal.  It just measures big because it's so round.  I decided not to worry about it because the Dr. was very adamant that there are no concerns at this time and everything is going well!

They also measured my cervix, which is nice and long.  That has been a concern of mine, since I've read about cervical issues during pregnancy and with multiples can sometimes even be more of a concern.  At this time, we have nothing to worry about there either! 

So things are going great!  I see them again in 3 weeks. 

In the meantime, I have an appointment next week with my OB.  I'm excited about that because I'll get to hear the heartbeats again.  If I can just keep having all these appointments to keep reassuring me that things are going smoothly, I will be a happy camper.

They gave me a CD that was supposed to have pictures on it from the u/s, but when I got home and plugged it into the computer the disk was blank.  Otherwise, I would have shared a few pics for you, but I got nothing.

Actually, they did print out a pic of each baby for me, but I have no idea how to use my scanner to get it into the computer.

I decided not to get upset about the mistake, because I did get at least those two photos, and because it was such a great appointment with great news!  I don't want anything to over shadow that, so I decided to just be happy :)

15 comments:

  1. That's cool that you got to do an anatomy scan already! We had to wait until 20 weeks on the dot, so our big day is September 10th.

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    1. They said they'd be able to see A LOT more at the 20 week, so if I had to choose between one or the other I would definitely choose 20 weeks. Because I have twins and am "old" I am lucky and get more appointments! I don't mind a bit!

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  2. Hurray for health bebes! Our anatomy scan will be on the 30th of September. The doc done a scan for us on the 26th to try and see the gender, but net :( Too soon to tell.

    I'm 16 w 4 days today xD

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  3. Happy camper!!! I like those words coming from your fingers!!!!
    Be happy and enjoy your long week-end!!! Hope you have something fun and relaxing to do!!! Lots of love to you, T and those healthy babies!!! Auntie

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    1. Thank you! We plan to clean, clean, and clean some more. Then watch the Beaver game :)

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  4. Yay for healthy babies! And getting extra pictures :)
    We get our scan in between your two dates, at 18 weeks - they'll do more screens with twins so they told me to schedule the anatomy scan for 18 weeks instead of 20. Curious how much they'll be able to see then...

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  5. Yeah, I consider us so lucky to get to see our babies so often! I've never heard of anyone getting two anatomy scans before, just because. Not complaining of course! I think it's pretty awesome!

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  6. I am so glad you are happy :) AND so glad that the babies are doing well! xo

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to have made it this far and to feel a little more like this might actually happen!

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  7. So glad everything looks good!!! Sorry the CD didn't work, that is a bummer, but hopefully more pictures in a few weeks?? :)

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    1. It definitly was a bummer, but yes, I should be getting more in just a few weeks!

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  8. so....boy/boy...girl/girl...boy/girl....or surprise x 2?

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    1. We will find out. I never wanted to, but Hubby absolutely can't stand the suspense. If we only had one, I would have fought for it, but with two, I feel like we need to be as prepared as possible! At this point it was only guesses as to what they are, and we don't want to share yet until we know for sure what they are! So we are going to wait until the 20 week scan.

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  9. Happy! Happy! Happy!

    I'm so glad both babies are doing well. :)

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