Well… I finally made it to the special 12-week mark!
The First Trimester Screening went really well. Everything on the ultrasound looked normal and now I’m just waiting for my blood results. The baby was jumping around in my belly and sucking its thumb. It’s amazing what a baby can do just 9 weeks after conception.
One thing is for sure, this baby seems to be bigger than Eva was at this point (and not just because the machine was zoomed in more). On the day of the scan, the average of its measurements put this baby at 12w2d, 5 days bigger than what it’s “supposed” to be. I know there is a margin of error on ultrasound measurements so it’s not that big a deal, but I have a feeling this baby is going to be bigger than she was. It might explain why I’ve been so much more ravenous this time around. We’ll see if I’m right in time, I guess.
Here is a picture of the little one sucking its thumb:
And here’s a nice profile pic where you can see the nose and little cheekers:
If you’re curious, you can find Eva’s NT Scan pictures here for comparison.
So the first picture of me in this post was taken in the morning. Not before breakfast or anything, but I hadn’t eaten a significant amount of food at that point. If you’re curious as to what my bump looks like at the END of the day, it’s more like this:
Um, yeah. Granted I’m wearing a super tight dress and the stripes are probably not helping either. But yeah, my belly expands like a balloon throughout the day and by morning it’s gone. Well, not completely gone. But not THAT. Does yours do this? I don’t remember it being this significant in my first pregnancy.