Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's a BOY and a GIRL!

14 weeks and 3 days

We got to see a very cool 4-D sonogram of the babies today. They are now 14.5 weeks and weigh 4oz each. So cute! We saw one them moving their hand to their mouth, and one of them just kicking up a storm (which I still can't feel).

Also, it seems like we're going to have one boy and one girl. How awesome is that? No guarantees because it's still early - but it seems like a pretty good bet from the sonogram technician (final confirmation next month).

Dr. Feng told me to have my back up plan ready for work - as with twins I might have to go on bed rest at any time. I sure hope not!

Monday, May 12, 2008

We're 3 inches long

13 weeks and 1 days

We had our high definition ultrasound today to check the twins for overall growth, progress and any major abnormalities. The technician was trying to wake the babies up to get a good view of them in profile (momma-to-be didn't like all the poking, but it was worth it).

Good news - the babies are looking perfect and Doctor Wootten has already concluded (via the NT scan) that the babies have little to no chance of Downs syndrome.

They are now 3 inches long each and their hearts are beating 151 and 164 beats per minute. I'm of course still high risk, so he told me to be prepared for extra monitoring over the course of the coming months. He also said that we'll probably schedule the babies to arrive in October (if they don't cooperate and come on their own by then).

We're very excited and just wanted to share the good news with you!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

First time wearing maternity clothes

Week 11, Day 4

Today was the first day that I decided to wear a maternity top. It's a burgandy long sleeve top and it has a sweet bow around the back.

I've been doing ok wearing my old pants with a Bella Band to hold them up - but the top I wore yesterday seemed snug! I'm sure it won't be long until I start crying "nothing fits!"