I was just wondering...how many ultra sounds can one person have during a pregnancy? I think with Twins EVERYTHING REALLY DOES DOUBLE! I've had THREE ultra sounds in 6 weeks. Crazy right? Considering when i was pregnant with Hannah i had a total of THREE(one at 8 weeks, one at 20 weeks and one at 38 weeks). As of now i'm already scheduled for two more ultra sounds. One on the 3rd of August...and we should find out the sex of the babies then. The best part is since they are identical there should be no second guessing the second if we know the sex of the first. :) Also, with my Bench genes working i'm sure they are girls...although i don't really care as long as they are healthy babies. The other Ultra sound is scheduled for August 30th...our THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! That ultra sound will be the big one, where Dr. P will check the spine, heart, etc... That one will take an hour and they only do those on Wednesdays so thank goodness Grandpa has agreed to come watch Ms. Hannah for the morning.
I'm happy to say everything went very well today. What i learned today at my appt was the following:
when they name a baby (A) or (B) they stay the same the entire pregnancy. And you may ask how a dr. knows which is which. My Dr. said because they stay in the same position the entire pregnancy. For instance Baby A is higher and Baby B is lower and they stay that way the entire pregnancy. Intersting right?
Anyway Dr. P said everything is going great and i proceeded to ask him what would happen if the babies ended up with twin to twin syndrome which was what he said we should start to watch out for now. He said i should stop reading all the bad things on the internt because the chance of this happening are very small and if something happens they are doing so many ultra sounds to watch close and make sure it doesn't happen. Mainly, if it does, we'll deal with it when we get to that. He said usually they just monitor it very closely and will induce early and as soon as the babies are viable if it gets really bad.
Crash course on twin to twin syndrome. It normally happens to monozygote twins, which are identical twins. It happens when the babies share a blood supply and one gets more blood and takes over and the other baby stays small. It's a very scary thing to think about but i really like to plan and research ahead. Anyway let's all hope and pray i don't need to research any further on this topic.
By the way i've gained 5lbs in 2 weeks! YIKES! Really i'm sure it's only like 3 because i wore some heavy jeans to the appt today and normally i wear skirts which are alot lighter in weight. I guess the weight is packing on now that i finally feel better...i eat better and i only puke in the morning for the most part.
Melody(my friend that is also pregnant with twins) and I are going to the Mothers of Multiples meeting next Thursday(7/20)! We are both really excited and hoping we can gather a ton of important information about anything and everything that has to do with twins! Here's a link to the group we are going to attend: http://www.nwhmom.org/ Also, we went shopping for twin stuff yesterday at babies r us! There is a large selection of strollers(by the way i'm still trying to figure out whether to get a double or triple stroller or BOTH!!?) but they don't have much of a selection of any other twin items...so if anyone reading knows of some special store in Houston, Texas that has a large selection of twin items please let me know.
Lastly, my friend Melody and i went to lunch yesterday. The lady waiting on us asked Melody how much longer she had left, because she is very big for 19 weeks. Anyway Melody told her she was having twins and that i was too. The lady looked at me and said your not pregnant with twins. She then came back a few minutes later and told me no one in the back believed that i was having twins... I can't figure out if that's good or bad? I guess it's good as i won't blow up like a beached whale like i did last time. But at the same time i'm sad because i was to look like i'm having twins...i guess i'm sure with time i'll regret saying this...but i really want to look pregnant now! :)
Here are some more pics of the twins(girls)...i don't really know the sex but my intuition says girls: This is baby A but you can also see on the left baby B's head..they are in a T Position right now...soo cute!
This is baby B: Isn't she just precious?? I'm already in love with both of them as so is Hannah...she kisses my belly and says "babies" all the time!
Here is a portrait of both together. I think they are butt to butt...how funny is that?
O yeah one last note. We had our first "belly" ultra sound. I graduated as of 12 weeks! WOW how nice that was for me. Anyway i forgot to add that the babies were moving a TON when he pressed down with the ultra sound wond. Paul said they looked like Mexican Jumping beans...they both totally jumped up and floated back down every time Dr. P would press down on my belly...i wish i had a tape of that...it was sooo cool! They are just soo active already it's great!