Friday, August 7, 2009

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.

29 comments:

Caitlin Weaver said...

Fantastic! I'm so happy!

Mommy and Mamita said...

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

projectkjetil said...

Congratulations!

N said...

Great news!

queerstork said...

Aww, little perfection times two.

glamcookie said...

Yay! How wonderful!

anofferingoflove said...

congrats on the great scan!

shindagrl said...

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.

Mina said...

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

Have a great weekend! :)

reproducinggenius said...

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

Carrie said...

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!

justine said...

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

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

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!

vee said...

Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you!

boombababy said...

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

Strawberry said...

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

Jackie said...

Great news! Belly pics belly pics!

Gayby Rabies said...

They look absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on an excellent scan.

journeytowardsourbaby said...

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 :)

oneofhismoms said...

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.

oneofhismoms said...

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

poppycat said...

That is freaking amazing! Those babies are just perfect!

Carey said...

Congrats on the great u/s!!!!

Melissa said...

YAY! What great news!!

Keely said...

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

insertmetaphor said...

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

tiff said...

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

tireegal68 said...

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

2girlsandtheirfamily said...

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!!