12w3d the greatest gift

Today is my 31st birthday (oy)…and the day of my first trimester screening.  I don’t know what had possessed me to schedule this screening on the same day as my birthday.  If, heaven forbid, the screening didn’t go well, then today would be a double whammy.

But!  Thank goodness, this wasn’t the case.  Our screening went really well – Baby Z had a normal nuchal translucency (NT) of 1.3mm, which means that he is at low-risk for Down’s syndrome.  Baby Z’s heart is also beating normally at 169 bpm, and he’s measuring at approximately 2.5 inches (barely the size of my palm)!

Of course, the true highlight of the screening was seeing Baby Z again!  He was wiggling and moving up a storm during the ultrasound – our technician said our baby couldn’t stop dancing for us.  He’s such a little show-off already! (Takes after his Dad, for sure).

Here are a couple of photos of the newest love of my life.  Until today, I didn’t realize that it’s possible to love someone so much from just a photograph.

Best birthday present ever.

We will find out whether Baby Z is a boy or girl during our next ultrasound on August 20.  Stay tuned!