We are so overjoyed. I don't remember the exact measurements, but the neck fold was well below their threshold, and the nasal bone was definitely present. The sonographer said baby looked like, and I quote, a SUPERSTAR. Yes, she used the word SUPERSTAR!
And the icing on the cake is that this ultrasound was done abdominally. So for the first time ever I was able to keep my pants on! LOL. I know it seems silly, but it's a milestone, friends! :)
We are still having MaterniT21 screening done because we aren't 100% sure of the family history of our anonymous Romanian embryo donor. We should get the results in about 10 days. And those results will also include the sex of baby snowflake! So stay tuned, I'll definitely post those results with all kind of fanfare.
And in other exciting news, we announced on Facebook today!
Here's the picture I used, complete with the 3d ultrasound photo that came from today's appointment!
I also posted the following to really get the details out there:
After several painful years of infertility, two miscarriages, and through the miracle of embryo adoption, Kevin and I are finally expecting our first baby due August 7th! Our miracle was frozen for many years before joining our family. Because these special embryos are each frozen as one-of-a-kind, tiny miracles, we refer to them as snowflakes! I know many of you may not be familiar with embryo adoption and may be curious about it. I encourage you to ask me questions because it’s a topic I love to talk about. We can’t wait for our beloved snowflake baby to melt our hearts this summer.
And to those of you who are silently suffering as you endure the unbelievably painful battle with infertility and/or loss, please know you are forever in my prayers. You are not alone.
I know all too well how painful pregnancy announcements can be. So I hope and pray that my acknowledgement to those suffering helps lessen the blow a bit. I truly do pray every night for those who suffer from IF and loss. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
So I guess that's it! We are out and open now. I hope this is just the beginning of our getting the word out there about the amazing blessing of embryo adoption!