Wednesday, July 30, 2008

30

No belly picture this week, but I had an ultrasound for the first time in 8 weeks and wanted to report the stats. I saw the high risk specialist for the first time and he's the one who did the ultrasound.

Baby A:

  • Measuring 3lb 11oz
  • Head down
  • Plenty of fluid
  • Face smushed into the placenta, so no good pictures could be taken of him
Baby B:

  • Measuring 3lb 4oz (the doc said that the difference in weight, 12%, is nothing to worry about)
  • Also head down (he flipped since the L&D incident a few weeks ago!)
  • Plenty of fluid
  • Face was turned so we got a good (4D!) shot of his face
How cute is he?!


A few more interesting tidbits from the appointment:
  • They are 90% sure that the babies are identical. They can't be 100% unless we did DNA testing of the placenta (which we won't do), but chances are likely that they will be

  • The doctor said that they will still watch for signs, but that the risk of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion (when one baby grows much faster than the other and they both suffer for it) is usually only up until 26 weeks, so we're looking good there.

  • He said by the looks of things that I still have a while to go (no signs of pre-term labor) and that he wouldn't be surprised if I went to term. For a twin pregnancy, that's 37-38 weeks. That seems like a LONG time from now and a LOT more growing, but it's only mid-September, and that's not really all that far away!

6 comments:

Benjamin, Kelly, Madelyn, & Anderson said...

CUTIE PIE! Thats all I have to say about baby B!!! YAY! So glad to hear you're doing well and the babies are too!!! Missed seeing you and the ever-growing baby belly. Hope youi're feeling well. Will you give us any name hints???? xoxo

Anonymous said...

Great news! Way to keep those babies growing! So good to see you in Pittsburgh, and I look forward to each new blog post to see how things are coming along in CT. Hugs!

~Autumn

Luke and Trisha said...

Glad to hear that everything is going well with the boys! Loved that picture...I wonder if Baby A is just shy or if he is stubborn?! :) Love you!

Ro-Mashka said...

Well, i'm debating here if Mr.B looks more like his mom or his dad... I guess he'll look just like his brother though :D

So wonderful to see you past Sunday. Keep us posted!

did you hear what she said...

ok, i'm totally rachel b/c i can't make out a face in that picture at all. it just looks like something made out of play-doh to me. :(

Becky said...

I'm with Jen. What's up and what's down?! But, I'm sure if I had Kel's skills at Baby-viewing, I would say he's a cutie pie too!