Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NT Scan

Our NT scan today was so much fun-- the baby has changed so much since our last ultrasound at eight weeks. We weren't allowed to make a video of what we saw, but we did get some pictures. First, let me say that the fluid at the back of the baby's neck measured perfectly-- right in the middle of the normal range. Looks healthy!

The baby slept through most of the scan, but the doctor jiggled my stomach several times and the baby woke up and moved around. So cool! We saw flips and arms and legs moving around. Seeing the baby actually look like a baby made everything seem more real.

We also got some other news-- Can you guess what it is by the pic below?

We asked the ultrasound tech if it was possible to tell the sex of the baby at this point and she told us that if she could see anything that indicated one or the other, she would let us know. When she took this shot, she said, "I think it's a boy." A few seconds later, the doctor walked through the door and before she could even say hello, she looked at the screen, pointed and said, "Boy."

Boys and girls look really similar at this stage, so I asked the doctor how she could tell. She explained that while boys and girls start off looking the same, generally by 13 weeks the Genital Tuber has started to shorten, if it's a girl. Her guess that it's a boy was based on how far it seems to be protruding in this picture.

When I asked her how sure she was, she said 90-95%.

While we obviously still want confirmation of this at our 18-20 week ultrasound (mid-April), we are over-the-moon excited about the idea of having a baby boy! But, of course, we are most excited about having a healthy baby!


  1. Wow! How incredible that they can "tell" this soon. And a boy! Amazing!

  2. AHHH this is exciting!! Hopefully the gender will be correct when you get the u/s in a few weeks!!

  3. Holy shit! I can't believe you found out the sex already. That's awesome, Stef. Awww, I'm just so teary-eyed and HAPPY for you!!!

  4. OMG, so exciting!!! Your "probably" little boy is just adorable, and how cool they can tell that soon?!? So amazing!!!

  5. I chuckled at the term "genital tuber". I am still such a middle schooler sometimes. :) Congrats, Stefanie! So exciting!

  6. Congrats on your baby boy! Very exciting :-)

  7. Congrats on your boy! That is wonderful news that he's healthy and doing wonderful! I love reading your updates!

  8. Congrats on the NT scan and yor baby boy!
    Exciting times ahead!
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  9. That is great news. Little boys are AWESOME! Of course I am sure little girls are lovely too!

    Since out echnitian declared 'girl' at 12 weeks, I have googled research on the accuracy of it at this stage. At 12-13 weeks the accuracy is about 80%. So, whilst I am not taking it as total truth, it is a higher chance than your standard 50/50!

  10. So exciting!!! My NT is on Wednesday and hoping we get good news as well and maybe a little guess at the sex!!