We had our 10 week ultrasound visit with our RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) this morning. I thought that after this visit I would be discharged to my OB, but no dice this time. Maud (the RE) is hanging on to me for a bit longer. I am of course seeing my OB at the same time, but Maud is refusing to fully discharge me. Oh well. More monitoring for me! No hard feelings there!
We decided to go ahead and schedule the NT screen for the babies (also called an ultrascreen). The scan is used to determine our odds for having a baby with Down's Syndrome or one of the Trisomy's. It's totally non-invasive to the babies - just blood work from me and the information gathered from the extra long ultrasound. The outcome doesn't really matter much to us as we wouldn't terminate regardless, but it's a LONG ultrasound of the babies, and any sneak peek of the kids I get I love!! Maud will be doing the scan on 4/27, so just two weeks away. I will be 12 weeks then. Still to early to determine sex, but pretty darn close to the end of the first trimester (which I can hardly wait for!).
I must say I have been pleased in the last couple of days because some of my morning sickness has started to go away! Woo hoo! I still feel pretty cruddy most of the time, but now I can eat some normal food instead of living on graham crackers! I had chicken and mashed potatoes yesterday - YUM! I was so pleased=). Today, not so great, but that's okay. Being able to eat normal food sometimes is at least a bonus=).
Okay, so that brings us to the ultrasound pictures from today! They are so much bigger than they were at 8 weeks and they are starting to look like babies! YAY! We have another ultrasound tomorrow with my OB, but unless the pictures are better than these I probably won't post them. Enjoy!!