Friday, June 22, 2012

NT Scan and Bravery

Thanks to my trusty doppler, I wasn't nearly as nervous for today's NT scan as I might have been without it. As of last night, The Nugget still had a heartbeat, so I knew we were in pretty good shape.

Today's scan took place at the high-risk clinic (even though I'm not high risk). Once I was on the table, KG and I both were shocked at the changes with the baby in just 3 weeks. It went from an alien-looking life form to a real, live baby in there.  

I put all the pix from today on The Nugget's page, but here is my favorite one:

Hi Blogosphere!
The measurements all looked great and the baby was moving a lot, kicking and bouncing. The technician was finishing up and I asked her if she had a guess at gender. She confirmed our gut feeling and said boy. But, we won't be certain until the 18 week scan.

I also mentioned to the doctor that I am staying on one medication that has a slightly elevated risk of cleft palate. She said we would check for that at the 18w scan, and to come back to this clinic instead of the regular imaging center, considering my concern. For now, I'll try to put that out of my mind.

I decided to rejoice in the good news of the scan with a celebratory maple chocolate doughnut.

Evidence:
The perfection that is a doughnut from Ohlin's Bakery in Belmont, MA.

Perhaps the doughnut is a contributing factor to the fact that I had to buy maternity shorts from Target today. Yup, I'm down to 1 pair of pants that I can button. Thanks to some friends who gave me a BeBand (thanks Angela!) and 2 Bella Bands (thanks SKB!), I should be okay for a little while longer, but I need to start some shopping.

And with that, I have made a decision to be brave and share that belly shot, horrific angle, bad clothes, and all. If anyone mentions my granny arms, there will be blood.

Enjoy.
12 weeks in all its glory.

27 comments:

  1. So, so happy for you. And jealous.... of that doughnut. I must try this Ohlin's of which you speak! We don't get over to Belmont much but maybe it's worth a special trip!

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  2. A post filled with wonderful pictures today. So happy that little one is looking great and too cute with the waving. The maple donut just made me super hungry. Finally you look great!

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  3. You look great!! and what a great pic of the baby!! and um yumm I need a doughnut now!

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  4. So glad your appointment went so great! I love the pic of baby waving. That is so adorable. Good for you with the doughnut. A well deserved treat. I live north of Boston and am thinking I might need to take a trip down to Belmont this weekend!!

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  5. yay!!! Glad the appointment went so well!!!!
    love the pictures!

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  6. What sweet pics! Happy to hear that the little nugget is doing so well. That doughnut looks AMAZING. Maple is my absolute favorite. Jealous. I'm super proud of you...you look GREAT!

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  7. Hi back at you little Nugget!

    Yay bump!

    Assvice: I had good luck with the maternity pants/shorts at Penney's. The tops, not so much. Glamourmom has great nursing tanks (if you are contemplating such, even if not they are really comfortable and easy on/off) and I would guess their maternity tanks are equally nice (and much better than any you would find at Motherhood).

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  8. Hi from ICLW! And congratulations! And YUM that donut looks delicious. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  9. 12 weeks worth of AWESOME, I tell 'ya. And seriously, why did I not know about this donut place when I was in Boston last fall? Though I think I made up for it with a gluttony of Mike's cannoli...

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  10. YAY! LOVE that picture! What a happy active little baby!

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  11. Waving right back at your little Nugget! So glad things are going well. And now I want a donut.

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  12. YAY! U/S pics and a belly shot in one post, awesomesauce! The pic of the Nugget waving is so cool! I love your little belly! Can't wait to watch it grow.

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  13. That picture is great! You can totally see your bump and that is the whole point! It is kinda funny that there is no head. :)

    That is a really cool picture of the baby! The little fingers are so clear! I am glad you had a good appointment hon.

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  14. That US pic of your baby is awesome! I'm jealous ;-)
    Good to hear that the Nugget is doing fine.
    And I think that angle is perfect for a belly shot. Just wait, soon it'll be a real baby bump :-)

    Can I have a bite of that donut, please?

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  15. GORGEOUS!!! I miss you, girlie. I will be in Boston in August--can we have a donut date?

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    1. When in August? It's a busy time but I would love to see you.xo

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  16. Love your mini-bump! And the donut was well-deserved.

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  17. Stopping in for ICLW! Congratulations - baby looks awesome in the US! Also, that donut doesn't look too shabby either :D Look forward to following your journey!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the pics! And you look GREAT!!! Man... I am bigger than you and I'm not even pregnant! Love the WAVE :)

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  19. Aw, I love that little baby hand photo! That's amazing. Congrats on a great scan!

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  20. Dive right into maternity clothes.. the only thing I've heard friends say (the ones who waited forEVER to buy them) is that they wished they did it sooner. I myself have been wearing maternity shorts for 3 weeks now! Your post has inspired me, perhaps I'll brave the belly shot soon.

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  21. wooo hooooo!!!!!!!!!!! so happy for you :-)

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  22. Yay belly shot!! Glad everything went well.

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  23. Wonderful news :)) Congratulations and so sorry that I'm behind on all that's been happening for you :) Great news about your scan... and love the celebratory treat :) Thinking of you and bub xoxo

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  24. Aw! Look at your little baby bump! It's so cute! As is your baby's little hand! What things made you think it is a he before the scan?

    That donut looks delish! Thats just torture to put it up on your blog. :)

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