Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Associating names with faces...

Yesterday Aaron and I went to our first perinatologist appointment. AKA high risk doctor. Twins are generally classified as high risk. So we loaded up and headed to the "big city" without kids. Unfortunately the office we were referred to does not allow any kids to come beyond the waiting room. Quite the bummer because the babies put on a great show.
Today we learned we have 2 sacks and 2 placentas, which is the most ideal twin pregnancy situation to have. The babies are growing well and have everything developing as scheduled. Baby A has a CRL of 709 and Baby B has a CRL of 624. Both their heart rates were 156. So without further ado here are our guys:

This shot is of both babies. Twin A is on the bottom with a profile and Twin B is on the top with an aeriel shot.

This is Baby A, aka rowdy, waving its arm. This is the one I have been feeling and that does not like ride side afternoon naps. He is on my right. Very active on the ultrasound, the tech was unsure the baby would stop moving long enough to get a heart rate.


This is Baby B, nice and calm. The only movement B did was a brief hand to mouth. Can you see A's tiny feet in the bottom sack?
You may have noticed that I said he and guys. The babies did give us great shots between their legs, but because they are just 12 almost 13 weeks the tech was cautious to 100% confirm. He said probably boys, but slight possibility that it is swollen girls. At this point we are about 75% sure they are boys, until we know for certain we are just preparing AJ for the possibility of brother's. She was adamant that the babies were a boy and a girl.
We go back to the peri in 6 weeks for an anatomy ultrasound, but in between we will have 2 regular Dr. appointments. So hopefully we can confirm their sex soon!



9 comments:

Janelle said...

Praise God for healthy babies! I know that is a huge relief for you and Aaron.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing your good news with us. How sweet that you can already see personalities shining through!

Jaime said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news! Having 2 placentas and sacks is such a relief! Thanks for sharing.:)

Jamie said...

Jennifer,
I am so excited for you. I will be praying for you and your two little ones.

michelle said...

Wow! That is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing your twin pics!

Shelley said...

Love the pics Jen!!! I also love how you've already nicknamed one "Rowdy." Can I use that for Austin? I am so excited for you!!!

Jocasta said...

Yay for di di's! You must be so relieved.

Darlene R. said...

How exciting! Wow, two boys at once.. possibly!

Thanking God for healthy little ones.

Alana said...

That is just so exciting. This is going to be such a fun journey to follow with you!