Here are some recent ultrasound photos we had taken on October 28th. The resolution of this ultrasound was incredible. We were able to see the baby’s heartbeat, bladder, arms, legs, stomach, and even which ovary released the egg and the location of the void of where the egg was! Absolutely amazing what technology can show us. At this appointment they were checking for key signs for Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida, or congenital heart defects. This is called the nuchal scan test between weeks 11 and 14.
#1. They were looking for the nuchal fluid behind the neck. If the fluid is greater than 3 mm then that is one sign. Mine was at 1.5 mm.
#2. They look for a nose plate. At this stage of pregnancy if there is no nose plate then that is a second sign. Baby’s nose plate is in tact.
#3. They measure the sound of the blood flow of the baby’s heart. If the sound is greater than a certain range that is a third sign. Baby Cramer’s is sounding great.
Here are some awful side profile photos of me at 11 weeks and 15 weeks. I’m becoming a stuffed sausage!