Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2nd Trimester


Well, most apps say I'm in the second trimester and one says 1st. It seems there is no right answer and 40/3=13.3333333 so, I'm going with the flow and I consider myself in the 2nd trimester (some use 14 weeks as the official start of the 2nd trimester).

As mentioned, I had the NT scan on Monday and from the ultrasound alone, things looked great.

Heart Rythm: Regular
BPM: 158
Amniotic fluid: normal
Estimated fetal weight: 3oz (59th%)
CRL measurement: 13w3d
Head measurement: 13w5d (No surprise there, Ryan has an enormous head)
NT: 1.73mm (well below the 3mm they look for to rule out a trisomy)
Placenta: Anterior (a little disappointed with this because it can make it very hard to feel kicks)

Now we wait for the Free Beta and PAPP-A blood tests which will likely come Tuesday or Wednesday next week. I don't feel like I'll be blind sided with any bad news from this but of course, it's not impossible.

The big thing to come from that blood test (assuming all genetic abnormalities come back clear) is the sex.

I've said over and over I don't want to know. Buuuuuuut..... I have to admit, last night I started to change my mind.

My Aunt said on text that she doesn't believe I'll be able to hold out. Even then as my resolve said "yes, I will!" a little voice in my head said "nope, no way".

The thing is, I'll need to make up my mind before that call comes. If I don't tell James that I want to know before that, he'll take complete joy and pleasure of knowing and not telling.

But, I don't think I want anyone else to know. If I know and James knows, is there any point in keeping it from everyone?

I still have a few days to think about it and once again, I'm reminded that the sex is really not the most important part of all this. I just want a healthy baby that I can carry to term and bring home to be a part of our family.

The fact that this baby is due in August and Nathan was due in August (but, born in July) hasn't been lost or ignored. I'm trying to separate the two pregnancies and remember that the due date won't be a factor in the outcome of this pregnancy.


  1. There is no way I can't find out the gender. It's just hardwired into me to know these things. My sister told me we should have them put it in an envelope and then get a cake made without looking in the envelope (handing it over the bakery) so we can all be surprised together and I'm like... you expect me to wait?!

    In my theory, it's all a surprise. Whether you find out now, at 20 weeks or when the baby comes.. it's still a surprise! you aren't going to change it... so why not find out! if it's a girl, get some butterfly covered sparkly stuff! if it's a boy, you can still get the butterfly stuff ;) but it's just fun to know! and helps me gear knitted gifts in the right direction!
    I hope all the bloodwork comes back great, I can't wait to hear!

  2. With Gus, we shared that he was a boy, but didn't reveal his name until he was born. With Lucy, we shared everything, except for our induction date.

    I think it's kind of fun to have a secret about pregnancy just between the parents.

  3. Yay second trimester!!! I really hope and pray that all the tests will come back normal and that you'll have a happy and healthy pregnancy and birth and babe in your arms!!!xx