Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And the Turpin Twins are...


Today, we went in for an ultrasound (that lasted almost 2 hours, but believe me, I am not complaining, I could have sat there all day) and I am happy to say they were able to determine the sex of both babies. At first Baby A didn't want to cooperate. In fact, he even had his hands down there covering himself, like she was shy. So they moved onto Baby B, who displayed proudly that he was in fact a boy. Both the u/s tech and the radiologist said they had no doubt it was a boy. They were still a little unsure about Baby A, but after a lot of moving around, they both seemed confident to say Baby A was also a boy.

I was able to see Baby B's boy parts easily. There was no mistaking it in my opinion. Baby A I'm still not too sure of; I am taking the word of the professionals, but even with the picture they took, it isn't that clear to me. But they were both confident, so I am going with two boys.

I am very excited for this news. I am only 15w2d today, so I didn't really think we'd be able to tell (although I was reallllllly hoping they would). I really thought they would be one boy and one girl, or both girls, so I was a little shocked to hear two boys, but I am happy. Really, I would have been happy either way, but I cannot lie, there is a tiny part of me that’s a little sad that I don't get to dress someone up in frilly clothes (at least, not when my husband is around). But I know that feeling will pass and I will be 100% excited for the boys about to enter my life. I'm completely outnumbered now, but that’s OK, they will be momma's boys if I have anything to do with it!

Everything else with the u/s went well. Both babies are measuring a little ahead of schedule. I believe Baby A is at 16w0d (suggested moving EDD to 11/18) and Baby B is at 16w2d (suggested moving EDD to 11/16). They both had great heartbeats at 163 and 160 bpm respectively, and they were both very active. I got lots of pictures, but will have to post them later, since I came straight to work after the appointment.

Also, as it is Tuesday, here is this weeks bump shot... sorry, still using the camera phone, but it’s just the easiest thing to grab in the morning. I need a digital camera with the ability to send emails, then I'd be set.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!


  1. How exciting! I'm so glad to hear that the babies are doing well. Won't it be a fun household of boys for you. :) I can't imagine a 2 hour ultrasound. That must've been entertaining. So glad to hear that the babies are doing well, and you are excited.

    You definitely don't look like you are carrying twins. :) What a great figure. Keep up the great work with the healthy twins.

  2. Boys, how fun, so excited for you! You look great too!

    Don't know if you remember me from the WTE fertility board (sn cassada110), but I just got my BFP with my first IUI/injection cycle! There was only one follicle though, so I don't think its twins!

  3. Love it! You look terrific - post more belly shots!!!!