We went for our anatomy scan on Tuesday at 19 weeks 6 days. Everything is fine but we did get a bit nervous during the appointment. Everything seemed to be going fine. The baby was moving quite a bit and the tech was having some minor issues getting clean shots of what she needed. She had to jiggle my belly a few times to get the baby to show the parts she was looking for. The tech was explaining what she was looking for as she grabbed and labeled the images. When it came time to look at the heart she seemed to get quiet and it felt like she was spending a lot of time and taking a lot of pictures but she wasn’t talking about what she was looking for. Then she moved on confirming the baby’s gender and finished the external ultrasound. She had me clean off the gel and use the bathroom so she could do the trans-vaginal scan and check my cervical length. Once all the measurements were done she said that she’s not really supposed to say but everything looked good and that the Dr. would be in shortly.
Once she left the room DH and I let out a big exhale and remarked on how we both got nervous when she was looking at the baby’s heart. But then she said everything was fine and she wouldn’t say that if there was a problem. I told him they wouldn’t have me clean off and everything if there was an issue either. I figured they would call the Dr in before having me do that. Then the Dr came in and said she wanted to have another look and we got very nervous. She prepped me with more gel and started to take a few more images. She spent some time looking at the baby’s heart and then said everything was fine. I questioned her to make sure and told her that she made us nervous with the additional scan. She said that they do additional scans all the time and that we didn’t need to be nervous and everything was fine. She made it seem like she wasn’t totally happy with the image quality on some of the images the tech took and she just wanted to see it for herself to make sure everything was working fine.
So that’s it. As far as we can tell at this point, this baby is totally healthy, thank goodness. We’ve had the cell-free DNA test which told us that there were no genetic issues with the baby and that she is a girl. I did some sort of blood test looking for any neural tube issues and that came back clear. And now, our anatomy scan is clear and we are so thankful to be in this situation and have made it this far with this pregnancy. I keep telling this baby she has to stay put for the next 17 weeks and that once we reach 37 weeks she can come whenever she is ready. We’ve done 3 weeks of the 17-P shots now – one shot each week. Even though my cervix length is good and shows no sign of shortening so far I feel like the shot is a little extra bit of security. I know it could be unnecessary and I also know that it is no guarantee of a successful outcome. We will just have to wait and see what happens.