Any woman who has been pregnant knows, 12 weeks is a pretty significant milestone to reach, and today I'm there! I won't be "officially" out of the first trimester until the end of 12 weeks but knowing that I've made it this far is definitely reassuring!
Today was my Nuchal Translucency (NT) ultrasound scan. I know everyone is waiting to see pictures so I won't make you wait any longer!
To be extra sure that all is fine and well I'm also having Integrated Prenatal Screening done, otherwise known as IPS testing. It's a blood test that tests for Down Syndrome and also for the risks of Spina Bifida. I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power, and if I can have tests that will help me to be prepared for any problems with my babies I want to know, so although I expect "normal" results, the tests are simple, non invasive and virtually painless, so why not know? I know some people have differing opinions but I just NEED as much information as I can get.
So there is my update! I'm pretty excited that my little babies are growing strong and healthy! I actually got 2 photos of EACH baby, so though they're very similar to the other photos, as a parting gift here are the other 2: