Wednesday, January 26, 2011

18 Weeks

Baby B's Profile - she's the feisty one!
Baby B waving at us :)
Baby A's face. She's head down and I think it would be perfect if she stayed there and informed her sister it's a good place to be ;)

So technically 18 weeks was yesterday but I'm going out on a limb and guessing you'll all forgive me for being a day late.

Monday Petey and I were able to go to our growth scan ultrasound together - alone - and it was awesome. We will have several of these to check on the growth of our little babies and make sure they are progressing at the same rate and not having any complications. I was most anxious to see both of them and know they were ok AND I was dying to know what they are. Jessica, our ultrasound extraordinaire, was able to tell us her best guess is GIRLS!!!! We definitely didn't see anything else dangling in that area so we feel pretty confident in saying they're girls. And, yes, I did make Petey go shopping with me later that day and, no, we didn't go crazy.

Both girls were measuring 17 weeks and 3 days and weighed about 7oz. which is perfect. We were able to determine they are in their own amniotic sacs which was a huge relief for me. I'd been pretty worried about that for the past week or so. It was very reassuring to see that membrane floating & waving around with plenty of amniotic fluid around it. They both have good pockets of fluid as well. Baby A is head down and appears to be our calm baby. Baby B however is quite feisty. She did NOT want that probe placed anywhere near her and we were able to watch her kicking at it like crazy. It made getting the measurements we wanted hard but it made for good entertaining ;)

I also received a message from one of the doctors yesterday afternoon telling me the twins looked great but he wanted me to come in more often for ultrasounds. Most likely it will be every 2 weeks instead of every 4. I'm waiting on a call back from him to learn more.