7w4d ultrasound

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We saw Dr. Lee this morning (forgive me for the delay, I was running around all afternoon). Everything was fine. Both babies are doing well and we have been released to Dr. Bailey. We'll be seeing him next Thursday.

Our ultrasound showed two healthy babies with strong heartbeats and measurements that are right on target. Dr. Lee has put her guess as girls (and, according to our nurse, she is usually right.) Funny... We were both feeling girl energy, too. (Of course, poor Alexander and his girl name for the few weeks of his life... We are 2 out of 3 so far!)

Twin A, whom we have dubbed Zoë Anastasia, measured exactly 7w4d and had a heartbeat of 153 bpm.

Twin B, aka Maya Eirene, measured 7w5d and had a heartbeat of 160 bpm.
My cervix (sorry, no pictures...) measured an outstanding 4.6, which is better than the last one! Yay! Zoë's bag, although she implanted high, was a little closer to the cervix than the last ultrasound, but not as close as Alexander's was. Dr. Lee didn't seem worried because of the implantation site.
It was wonderful to see the little heartbeat monitor that showed their healthy, beating hearts. Just seeing them was so reassuring.
I told Dr. Lee about the "leaking" sensation and checking with pH strips. Funny enough, she actually said that was a good thing to do, since the discharge was different than I was used to and that keeping an eye on all discharge and checking it for problems is good and proactive. Now, of course, freaking on the couch... Not so good.
Overall, a nice appointment. I called and made an appointment to see Dr. Bailey and the receptionist (who was subbing for the normal nurse who was on break) was a nightmare. Ugh... Certain people have no bedside manner and shouldnt deal with people- ever. But that is over and done and I have my 11:45 appointment next Thursday! We should get the date of the cerclage and we will go from there.

14 comments:

michele said...

excuse the small case..i'm holding my grandaughter gianna and cannot bear to put her down...lol.wonderful news.babies look great.good luck you are in my prayers daily...michele

Living With Loss said...

Yey! That's fantastic. So glad all went well for you at the scan. And what cute pictures!

Amanda said...

Congratulations on a wonderful ultrasound! I'm so glad you got to see two beautiful, perfect little babies safely placed.

I hope you're able to regain some peace and that the discharge stops. :-)

A n T said...

So glad to hear that the twins are doing so well! I know you are releived to have saw them and which such great heartbeats. Great news about your cervix!

LitterOf1 said...

I can't remember how I found you but I was meaning to post a "hello" - it is SOOOO great to see your babies' ultrasound pics. I look forward to future updates and hope you have the most uneventful pregnancy known to (wo)man... smile!

Never forgetting Gregory said...

So glad things went well at the appointment. Great pictures!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

That's just beautiful. It's so amazing to see those two little pockets (probably not an accurate word). I just LOVE it.
I'm guessing one girl for sure. I'm not positive about Twin A, so I'll hold out on the girl name. :)
Peace, my friend.

B said...

Good news girl. And nice name. Well, nice names but particularly nice name : )

Terri said...

That is wonderful news! I'm so happy to see that they are well. Love & Hugs across the miles.

bubbledragon said...

Those are some beautiful pictures you have there! Glad things are sailing along so well for you, but you're still in my thoughts over here! Also, I love your names!

Kristin said...

Congratulations and hoping this pregnancy has a happy ending!

Amanda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for your sweet words. Congratulations on your pregnancy and a great u/s! I'm new here, so just learning of your history of loss. Praying for a good, long pregnancy; healthy, full-term babies; and peace for you through the process.

The Swann's said...

Wow. I just read up on your story... My heart just ached for you and your husband as I read your story. You have three beautiful angel babies looking over you. I so took in each and every word of your birth stories and just imagined the moments you were able to have with each baby.

I was with a dear friend when she delivered her baby boy at 20 weeks. Which may be why tears continue to fill my eyes when reading your story...

Thank you for such kind words of encouragement on my post. The world of Infertility unites us as we all long and struggle for the same thing... Our baby.

I pray that you are able to bring home these babies to live with and raise here on Earth. I will certainly continue to follow you and I want to share in the joy when you bring home your babies!

~Meghan

Sarah said...

Michele!

I'm so out of the loop! I appologize! I'm so thrilled that things are going so well and that you are expecting 2 little girls! I love the names you have picked. Just lovely. I'm thinking of you all the time even though I know I haven't called enough. I send you and Peter my love.