Friday, May 7, 2010

12 weeks ultrasound

In true roller coaster form, today is 100% an "up" day.  For those of you who suffered through yesterday's post (to which I am sorry, I know it was long and probably very annoying), you know that I have been feeling pretty down lately, and while I am sure that isn't over, today is going great.  This morning, we had our NT scan.  We are techniqually 11w5d, but the babies measured at 11w7d and 12w1d, so they are doing good!  We still have to wait in the bloodwork results, but the initial measurements were great.  We could see their arms, and legs, and hands, and the heartbeats were still going strong.  It was amazing!!  Here are some pics:

Baby A was sleepy today.  We were able to get lots of pictures of him/her.  Above the face is a hand, and he/she even started sucking his/her thumb.

Baby B, on the other hand, was the complete opposite.  He/she flipped and turned and bounced.  It was so much fun to watch!  But, as a result, it was a little hard to get a good picture, which is why this one isn't as good. 

I really wanted a picture of them together, but they wouldn't really cooperate, so the u/s tech took us this 3D pic.  I think these are really cool, but will look better once they are bigger.  I hope there are more of them in our future!

So there are our most recent pics.  I am so amazed by how much they have grown in just 3 weeks.  They are starting to look just like babies.  My hubby thinks Baby A is more relaxed, like him, and so is a boy, but that Baby B is wild and crazy, like me, and therefore a girl.  I think his predictions are funny.  I guess we have a few more weeks to wait and see!  We do know for sure now that they are fraternal, so hopefully we will have one of each.


  1. I am so happy to hear your little ones are growing well! Love the hubs predictions! Sorry to hear you have been a little down lately. While it is an exciting time for you, I can certainly understand how you could perhaps feel a little overwhelmed, anxious, etc at times. I think that is normal and I hope it passes soon. I'm very glad you are having an "up" day today. I hope they keep coming!

  2. Wow! Technology is an incredible tool and you must feel very blessed. I read your post yesterday and don't feel like you need to apologize - hey, we are entitled to feel the way we do as we own our problems. Your feelings about weight really hit home for me because I too am in the same boat. I have put on 20 pounds over the last 2 years and blame myself for some of the weight gain but also blame stress of TTC, recurrent miscarriages, and fertility meds to play a part as well. I just don't get to tell everyone that! Your body is going through some changes and it is inevitable that you will put on weight, but you've lost it before and can do it again. It is so much easier to put it on than to take off, but remember that you will have 2 lovely gifts in the end! that's all that matters. You are truly lucky and hopefully in the days to come I can vent about the same issues as you. I have 2 days to go to find out if this IUI worked. good luck and write a post when you can - I always enjoy them.