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NT Scan/First Trimester Screening for Twins

Chicklet

Shadow Boxer


The results in the words of our perinatologist “Stupendous!”

Whew. I have had nightmare the last two nights thinking about today. If my anxiety of this test were a large balloon, those words were a pinprick that slowly let the tension out. Such a wonderful feeling.

Shadow Boxer–Twin A is measuring exactly 11 weeks, 4 days, heartbeat at 169 bpm and was indeed showing off many baby boxing skills during the scan.
NT Scan: 1.10
Nasal Bone: present
Down Syndrome stats: 1 in 3,434
Trisomy 13/18: 1 in 10,000

Chicklet–Twin B is measuring big at 12 weeks, heartbeat at 169bpm and was once again mostly chilled out through the entire session.
NT Scan: 1.00
Nasal Bone: present
Down Syndrome stats: 1 in 2,880
Trisomy 13/18: 1 in 10,000

I had submitted my blood work last week so these are the adjusted results with the bloodwork as well.
They say the results for twins are not as accurate as the results for a singleton, but we feel great about these numbers and see no need for any further testing.

The ultrasound tech and the Dr both said we should consider ourselves out of the danger zone as we have some awesome looking twins in there. The results are the same as a 20-year-old’s!
Yeah!! Words cannot describe how blessed we are feeling right now. I am simply overjoyed.
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29 Comments

  • Reply Caitlin Weaver August 7, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Fantastic! I’m so happy!

  • Reply Mommy and Mamita August 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Nice numbers. I’m sure that is a big relief.

  • Reply projectkjetil August 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Reply N August 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Great news!

  • Reply queerstork August 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Aww, little perfection times two.

  • Reply glamcookie August 7, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Yay! How wonderful!

  • Reply anofferingoflove August 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    congrats on the great scan!

  • Reply shindagrl August 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    How incredibly awesome! Yer gonna make me an Auntie yet!!! Hugs to you both, and give those babes a good lovin’ belly pat from me.

  • Reply Mina August 7, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Yay!! I’m glad everything is going great! Awesome news.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  • Reply reproducinggenius August 8, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I’m overjoyed for you! This is wonderful news all around.

  • Reply Carrie August 8, 2009 at 12:50 am

    this is wonderful news! glad the fishies are swimming around beautifully in your belly. :) you totally deserve to be/feel blessed right now, soak it in girl. yay!

  • Reply justine August 8, 2009 at 2:18 am

    congratulations you guys. this is such wonderful wonderful news. we are so happy for you. thanks for the photos, too! very cute little aliens!!

  • Reply Two Moms, Two Monkeys August 8, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Its great to hear that the fishies are doing so well! Amazing how much they test for, I don’t remember getting all those stats? Either way, you are outta the “zone” so sit back and enjoy your pregnancy cause these babies are coming!

  • Reply vee August 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Fantastic news! I’m so happy for you!

  • Reply boombababy August 8, 2009 at 11:39 am

    this is SO exciting!!!!!! i refresh your blog about 3 times a day!!!!! :) CONGRATS to all of you!

  • Reply Strawberry August 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    They are beautiful and doing so well- I am so happy for you!
    Same heartbeat rate makes me think same sex ;D

  • Reply Jackie August 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Great news! Belly pics belly pics!

  • Reply Gayby Rabies August 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    They look absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on an excellent scan.

  • Reply journeytowardsourbaby August 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I am so happy for you, I love seeing their pics and so so glad to hear everything is on track. Results the same as a 20 year olds? That is so fantastic – congratulations :)

  • Reply oneofhismoms August 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

    I’m about to say something very silly and I don’t care. Now. I know you used Chicken’s eggs for these lovelies, however… I’ve never seen an ultrasound look so much like the gestational mom. I’m talking about Chicklet. That kid has your nose. There. I said it.

  • Reply oneofhismoms August 9, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Oops. I mean shadowboxer. Didn’t realize the names were under the pics.

  • Reply poppycat August 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    That is freaking amazing! Those babies are just perfect!

  • Reply Carey August 10, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Congrats on the great u/s!!!!

  • Reply Melissa August 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    YAY! What great news!!

  • Reply Keely August 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    What great news– sorry I am late to comment on this. Congratulations. Shadowboxer & Chicklet do their mamas proud :)

  • Reply insertmetaphor August 11, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Wow! I’m overjoyed for you! That sounds like an amazing scan.

  • Reply tiff August 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Oh wow!!!!!!! I’m THRILLED for you!!!!!!!!!!! Holy awesome that you are having twins (I’m so sorry I’m late reading this amazing news!)!!!!
    xo

  • Reply tireegal68 August 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    very cool pics and cool names too! Congratulations – so exciting!!!

  • Reply 2girlsandtheirfamily August 14, 2009 at 12:53 am

    AWESOME numbers!! You are just sailing through the 1st trimester! Keep on growing Shadow Boxer and Chicklet! Turtle and Birdie can’t wait to have playdates with you!!

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