The nuchal (say "NEW-kuhl") translucency screening is a test done during pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the fluid buildup at the back of the developing baby's neck. If this area is thicker than normal, it can be an early sign of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or heartproblems.
The test is done between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. It may be done as part of the first trimester screening test or the integrated screening test.
This test shows the chance that a baby may have a certain problem. It can't show for sure that a baby has a problem. You would need a diagnostic test, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, to find out for sure if the baby actually has a problem.
I definitely have more trouble eating in the evening than in the morning. It's really hard to think of something that sounds good. Still no vomiting though *knock on wood*
@Joyzie77 I have a few iron-ons to make t-shirts or onesies that I bought over a year ago because they were on sale. Then we ordered a onesie last week that has our clan name (DH is Irish) on it. That's how we're going to do our big reveal for our friends, and since it's a custom order we had to get it going now.
I definitely worry at times about the fact that everyone is going to know before our first trimester is over, but I just have to act as if everything is going to go smoothly and beautifully and that God's got us.
@WishingforLuck I feel like a broken record with my DH, but I am just TIRED all the time. And I feel whiney because so little food actually sounds good, so I'm always saying "I'm hungry, but I don't know what I want." And then DH starts listing food for me. He's such a good guy, he's absolutely willing to go to the store for me if there's something I need.
For Father's Day, I actually bought him a book called "The Caveman's Pregnancy Companion." It's amusing but has good info for expectant dads.
@WishingforLuck He is SO excited, and very protective of me. Since my due date is not until the end of January, I was just planning on not coming back to work after Christmas, but he wants me to not work at all my third trimester and quit at the end of October. I think he's worried about me driving in the snow.
@Tulips29 That's hilarious! I definitely don't make it to 9pm very often anymore. It cuts out on our time together, but DH understands.
@NurseTMD85 I'm sorry to hear you are having such bad reflux. I am prone to heartburn (GERD is in the family) so I'm surprised I haven't been getting it bad. Have you tried Tums? They usually nix any minor indigestion and heartburn I get pretty quick. And I'm glad you got the book! Let me know what he thinks!
Knottie1432834683 Haha, I've had that dinner! A few weeks ago I had peanut butter toast, apple sauce, baked beans, and a pickle for dinner. DH just shook his head and I was like "WHAT? There's protein, and fruit, it's healthy!" Lol.