12w6d- with pictures!

Friday, May 29, 2009

We had our sequential this morning with the first bloodwork and the ultrasound. Always fun to explain to ultrasounds how you've had more babies than pregnancies... She was slightly confused. I'm not sure how else to explain that I had twins, 2 weeks apart from each other. It seems so black and white. I realize it is odd... But then there is the "you've had how many miscarriages and losses? oh God..." Thank you. I know it sucks. I know it isnt what anyone wants to hear. For the first five minutes, she mumbled about how terrible this all was. But, perhaps she took pity on me and gave me 9 u/s pics because of it. (4 of one and 5 of the other).

Babies were very awake and very active. Still unable to determine gender, but until we know better, we will continue to operate under the assumption of girls (since I hate writing "Baby A" and "Baby B"... so impersonal...)


So... Zoë (aka twin A) had hiccups and was bouncing around when the ultrasound began. Very cute. She was extremely active and the tech was able to quickly do the nuchal fold measurement. She loves her toes and you could see her reaching for her feet. Heartbeat: 161 bpm.


Maya (aka twin B) was sucking her thumb and, like her sibling, was quite the athlete as well. While she was moving all around, she wasnt really in the mood to be measured, so her measurement took a little longer to get. Heartbeat: 165 bpm.

Both measured 2-3 days ahead, depending on the measurement she took and looked beautiful. We had 4 pictures of Zoë and 5 of Maya.

The bloodwork was easy. Only one stick. We were in and out of the hospital in an hour, which is unheard of. And we even grabbed juice and bagels before leaving! (since I dont eat before bloodwork)

All in all, a busy morning so far (we had to leave at 6:30am) but a good morning. Active, good measured babies in water-filled sacs, and a cerclage stitch that is holding... Thanks be to God. I couldn't ask for better today.

19 comments:

nikki wood said...

I am so glad everything is going so well! As always you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers :)

A Decade of BFNs said...

yay glad u had a good appointment...cant wait to see the u/s

Gabby said...

AMEN!!

What a great day! I M SO HAPPY for you - My freind just explained to me what a cerclage was - I said oh yeah, my freind Michele just had that.. and now that I know what it is.. I am soooo happy that you had it and that it's holding up well. I am really praying for you.. and I just really feel good abotu this one!

Anonymous said...

Yea!! :)

momto558 said...

Great pictures.Amazing how clear at 13 weeks.They look happy in there:)Take care of yourself.Hugs,Michele

Cara said...

Great news! Still praying...but knowing these girls are your earthly angels!

Mrs M@sk said...

Great scan. Your twins look adorable, just like their siblings watching over them xo

B said...

Great news. Enjoy

MiraclesDHappen said...

hey momma,
hope they don't get to comfy in there with all that room, soon they will be smellin eachothers feet as they get sooooooo much bigger....

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news on the doctors appt! Know that you and your precious babies are in my thoughts and prayers!

Busted Tube said...

Yay! That's so wonderful that you had an excellent appointment and got to peek at your little ones!

k@lakly said...

So, so happy!!!! Keep up the good growing, both of you!
xxoo

Donna said...

One more GIANT step in the right direction!!!

mekate said...

Beautiful!

I am so glad it went so well!

I hate that you have to re-hash your history-- I wish they would just read it first and let you be where you are right now-- with two lovely little ones!

take care and so glad things look so great,
Kate

Our Journey... said...

So glad you are doing well. Love the pictures!!

Cassandra said...

Hiccups? That is so cool. I'm sure it will be less cool when you can feel the hiccups all night, but for now enjoy!

just me, dawn said...

so happy that your scan went well. congrats!

gwinne said...

Glad to hear things look good!

S said...

beautiful pictures. I'm so glad that things are progressing well.

xx