Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's a person!

We had our first trimester nuchal fold test today. The nuchal fold is the fatty tissue behind the baby's neck. By measuring this, the doctor can tell with the combination of a blood test if the baby is at a higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities. We won't have the blood test back for about a week but the ultrasound looked fantastic! I can't believe how human this little one looks already! We were able to see both arms and legs and the Baby J was moving and shaking all around. The top picture is the 7 week ultrasound, the bottom is today at 12 weeks.
Update: The doctor called today to tell me that the baby's chances of down syndrome, trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 are only 1 in over 10,000.


mom said...

Looks like a beautiful baby to me. Can't wait to find out if it is a him or her:)

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