Wednesday, June 24, 2009

20 Wks

Wow - here we are at the half-way point (well, already past it in twin-land). Everything is going well and we had our Level II ultrasound on Monday. Both babies are looking great, the only matter of concern was a small bright spot on Baby A's heart which they refer to as Echogenic Focus.

After looking up what the heck that was as soon as we got home, I found that it's not uncommon and is most likely a calcium deposit which disappears by the third trimester. Since the Dr saw no other issues with the growth and development he thinks its nothing to worry about and it doesn't warrant getting an amnio. That's good news.

Both babies are lying in a diagnol position with Baby A's head towards my left side and Baby B's head towards my right pelvic area. I feel bad that they're probably kicking each other in the face repeatedly. Ahhh, twins....

Last week I went to visit my dear IF friend Nadia in the hospital who just delivered her twins - a boy and a girl. Both babies were so small - 5.2lbs and 5.7lbs at 18 inches long each. She delivered at 36 weeks. Here's a pic of me holding the boy. He's probably loving life snuggled up next to my gigantic preggo boobs!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Never Expanding Belly

So every week I have my coworker take a pic of me to send to my mom. Looking through the past few weeks, it does not look like I'm getting bigger at all. In fact, the only part of me getting larger is my chest, which was already large to begin with. Maybe the babies have decided to head north to live up there.

I know I'll eventually get large, but I now think it's going to be a Violet Beauregard kind of growth - instantly huge and round...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Week 18 - Movin On Up

Time seems to be flying by. I can't believe we're almost at the halfway mark (although with a delivery planned by week 38, I guess we've passed that point already).

Things to look forward to include the Level II Ultrasound scheduled for the last week in June. I can't imagine what they'll look like at that point - the last time we saw them they were still kind of hard to make out. I'm hoping for a much clearer picture this time.

I think this weekend we're also planning on getting the cribs. We're getting two matching cribs from a co-worker who just bought them 3 years ago so they're pretty new. Can't wait to see what they look like in the room!!!

Tonight I've been invited to go to a Twins Club meeting nearby. It's going to be outdoors at a free concert, so I'm not sure how much chatting I'll get to do with other moms.