week 13

September 27, 2011

i have to make this post quick because i accidentally slept 10 hours last night. um, oops?

OB report
yesterday, i had both my NT ultrasound and a regular OB appointment. both went well!! the details . . .

this was SO much fun! the tech spent quite a while with us, tilting me at different angles to get just the right shot of mr. or miss. 13-weeks. finally, she did get what she needed [images of the nuchal translucency and the nasal bones], but in the process we got to see him/her swimming around, kicking, and just generally being awesome. she also took a few 2D and 3D shots [presumably mostly just for fun!].

training for the rope climb
our preliminary NT measurement was 1.8 – 1.9 mm, which is in the low-risk category, so that helped me to breathe a sigh of relief. after the time with the tech, an OB came in to go over the preliminary results [i guess she had a chance to review the images for a few minutes first] and told us that everything looked good!

i was able to ask her paranoid questions, such as whether the holes in the head are NORMAL:

why yes, yes they are
josh loved seeing this too [was great that he got to come!] but may have made fun of my paranoia a little, suggesting that i could star in a portlandia skit [is it normal?] in lieu of the recent classic is it local?.


  • Reply Jen March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    So happy for you, Sarah <3 My weight gain was the same as yours in the first tri!

  • Reply Ann March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm


  • Reply Kara March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I’m so excited for you…lil’ peanut is growing right along!! Ultrasound technology has come so far since I was preggers (13 years ago). I was high risk because of my (too young) age and I had to have ultrasounds at Forsyth and they were just the regular old school 2D’s…and I had to keep going back because they kept thinking they saw something wrong with her heart…they were wrong (thank goodness) I ended up with a perfectly healthy girl (that was originally sexed as a boy by their "high tech ultrasound"…;)

    Okay here is my crazy question unrelated to baby…I wanna know more about your Japanese Hair Straightening. I’m totally interested, but would probably have to come your way or to Charlotte to find somewhere that does it, plus I don’t want to end up with someone inexperienced and jacked up hair!!!!

  • Reply Shayla March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Congrats on 13 weeks! And wow, that ultrasound image is amazing! I can only imagine how awesome that must be to have your hubby by your side looking at your baby moving about, such a special moment 🙂

  • Reply Kate March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Love the 3D pics, and hooray for a normal NT measurement.

    4-5lb is GREAT for first tri- you’re going to be lovely and slim with a big ol’ bump 🙂

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Aww that’s so exciting! Good idea to ask about the hair stuff.

  • Reply Carrie March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Congrats on the pregnancy!! It is such an exciting time….enjoy every minute of it!!

  • Reply SusanMc4 March 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    What an amazing picture, totally gave me chills to see a little one in that much detail so early! Technology sure has improved in the last 11 years!

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