Friday, February 27, 2009

22 Weeks...

22 weeks development report...

The grow must go on! No wonder you’re getting so big, you’re now housing a wonder-baby who weighs nearly a pound and measures nearly a foot in length. Their perfect little pancreas is now further developed and they’ve also started producing their own hormones! Your baby's future in the circus as a world-famous tight-rope-walker is secure: their inner ear is now developed to the point that they have their own sense of balance. Lucky for your little explorer, balance also promotes physical dexterity, which has them actively feeling out their surroundings where skin, body parts, and the resident umbilical cord are the big sensory experiences. Your foot-long baby, is looking a bit like an oversized raisin right now as more and more wrinkles are showing up each week. Not to worry, all that excessive wrinkling is just their skin’s way of planning ahead for the time when they’ll start piling on that irresistible baby chub.

Upcoming appointments...
March 5th - regular OB
March 11th - Growth Scan (Ultrasound!!)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

21 Weeks...

Your beautiful little miracle-gro baby will be putting on a full ounce and a half this week (and weighing up to 16.5 ounces), but that’s just the beginning! Within the next five weeks, they’ll really be packin’ it on! For now, we’re pleased to report the addition of rapid eye movement (REM) a key component to any healthy baby’s sleep schedule. While in the dermatology department: their thin soft skin is very red, rather translucent, and a bit wrinkled. Not to worry, it’s not a premature aging disease. It's just their clever little body setting them up with extra space that will smooth out once your little one starts packing on the baby-fat. That won’t be for a few more weeks, though. So for the time being, your munchkin is still a little lean mean growing machine! The beginnings of what is commonly called “brown fat” is just starting to fill in to help your baby retain some body heat, which is crucial as they’re not yet capable of regulating their own body temperature.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ob Appt

I forgot to update yesterday after my appointment. Everything went well. We heard their heartbeats and they sounded great. I started my internal exams and all was great with that too. I will begin seeing my OB every two weeks now. I have been asked if I'm every two weeks this early because of the twins and this is a yes and a no. This has more to do with having gone through IVF but also due to twins. If I had not done IVF and was just having twins I don't think I'd be going every two weeks this early. But I am in no way complaining. I'm actually very happy to now be going every two weeks. I would have gone every two weeks all along if I could have.

So our next OB appt is March 5th and the next UltraSound is on March 11th.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Names....

We keep getting asked this question now that we know,and you all know, we are having two girls. We had boy names completely set and ready to go and did not care who knew but we've always had a hard time with the girl names. So to everyone who is wondering...we decided to keep any and all names to ourselves. SORRY!!!! I know, I know...I hate surprises, so why would I keep this from everyone. Well.....will you accept because I said so? See, i'm learning the phrase that many mothers use. :-)

To be honest we have a few in mind but one day it's yes, the next day it's no. But we know whether you like the names we eventually pick or not, you will all love them just the same.

A little hint...If I have ever mentioned a name to you...........................that's not one of them. Sorry again, that was not really a hint but you can eliminate the ones i might have mentioned.

No I have not been drinking but I sure could use a cold one. It's only monday and I'm already mentally done for the week.

I do have a regular OB appointment tomorrow. Just a check up. We might go over some things but I really have no idea. Last appointment was like 5 minutes.

I will give an update tomorrow on my appointment. I hope everyone is well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gender Ultrasound and Pics

Well, for those of you that have not heard yet, we're having two GIRLS!!

If you're shocked well join the club. :-) We're extremely happy and the girls are healthy and growing right on target. I can't ask for anything more. These are our miracle babies and whatever their genders were going to be we are extremely lucky to be having them.


This is a picture of their profiles together.

This is a picture of their heads from above touching. They liked being close to each other. Actually Baby B liked to kick Baby A a lot. LOL.


This is the profile for Baby A. She is weighing 13oz and 20 weeks.

This is Baby A's money shot to confirm she's a girl. If you see where the arrow is there are 3 lines. This says she's a girl.


This is Baby B's profile. She is also weighing 13oz and is 20 weeks 4 days


This is Baby B's money shot to confirm she's a girl. The 3 lines are again there. This is also when I asked the Tech is she was serious that it's was a girl. :-)

As much as we would have loved to have had at least one boy, we are very happy and proud of our little girls.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

19 Weeks

Your amazing little baby is now around 10 inches in length! If this seems a bit shocking, you’ll be relieved to know they’ve not actually grown over 3 inches, but that their little legs are now straight enough to be measured. This is when doctors begin measuring fetal growth from head to toe, (no longer “crown to rump” or CR). Lanugo (little hairs) covers their whole body now, trapping that charming cheese-like vernix caseosa (see week 18) to the surface to the skin. This week your lil’ fetus will start on an appetizing diet of amniotic fluid which they are now capable of swallowing, digesting, and passing the fluid as far as their tiny “large” intestines. Fortunately for you, this nice little lump of baby-poop won’t be coming out while they’re still in your womb. Some time shortly after they’re born, this fun lump will become the first in a long line of baby poops. (What finally comes out— commonly known as “meconium” to the science world, will be black and sticky, and you’ll be very glad it happens only once!)