13 weeks: Increased nuchal translucency and enlarged bladder.
15 weeks: bladder still enlarged
18 weeks: bilateral clubbed feet, but otherwise all normal. Ureters dilated but with normal kidneys and now normal bladder, not a huge concern at this time
20 weeks: followup anatomy (couldn’t see the hands previously)- normal hands. One foot looked “less clubbed” but still clubbed
22 weeks- normal fetal echo! Clubbed feet
Next up: checking growth and re-evaluating anatomy in 5 weeks.
I feel like I’ve gotten through the hard ultrasounds! The level II (18 weeks) was nerve-racking. But seeing mostly normal anatomy, I felt my first sense of relief. Clubbed feet were minor compared to my other worries. And having a normal level II meant that the fetal echo might be normal too. Each ultrasound I was eagerly awaiting and worrying over. Time passed slowly. But after that normal anatomy scan, I could see the future- at least a little.
And then the normal fetal echo! I was mentally preparing myself for a baby that needed open heart surgery. So now I’m adjusting to the fact that heart surgery is unlikely. What a nice adjustment to be making!
I still worry about bowel issues, about growth, about loss. But I think I’m ultimately feeling optimistic! Baby is passing tests so far! Go baby!