Yesterday Jessica was scheduled to partake in the first trimester screening. I unfortunately had a pre-scheduled work event and was unable to attend so her mother went with her instead. I was happy she didn’t have to go alone and I was happy her mom was given an opportunity to go to see the ultrasound. I didn’t know and hadn’t thought about it before but she never had ultrasounds with either of her children. It just wasn’t a normal part of the pre-natal care in the 80’s and early 90’s. We ended up asking my mother is she had ultrasounds and she too confirmed it was only done if their were complications.
Back to the appointment, so she had the ultrasound and the baby was measuring slightly too small. We were supposed to be at 11 weeks exactly, but the baby was measuring at 10 weeks, 5 days. Being slightly under the 11 weeks they were afraid of a false positive neural tube measuring so they cancelled the screening and rescheduled for the end of the next week.
Jessica did get a new picture of the ultrasound and it is now starting to look like a human. It has a defined head, tiny hands and feet. It is pretty amazing. Jessica said when she started talking during the ultrasound the baby start bouncing up and down with in the gestational sac. I hope that’s not a precursor to their energy level when born……… LOL.