Thursday, November 26, 2009

The verdict is in!

We're having a BOY and a GIRL! Most importantly, both babies are perfect and healthy. It was so great to see them, already looking so cute. They both weigh about a pound and are measuring a week or so ahead. They both are quite long, so will probably be tall like their big sister.

Our little girl is busy; she barely stopped moving long enough for the tech to take her measurements. Our little boy, however, was quite calm and relaxed, despite being kicked in the head by his sister. ;)

My placenta, cervix and fluid levels are also great, so it was a pretty perfect day. It looks like I'll be having an ultrasound every month until 32 weeks, and then every 2 weeks. We also met with our OB, Dr. Sommerset, who seems very nice. He is in full support of me having a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and has also given me some leeway in deciding when I stop working. I'll go down to very part-time hours in January, but will probably take February off as I'll likely be measuring as big a full-term singleton pregnancy at that time.

Here's a picture of our little babies. Baby B (boy) is on the left and Baby A (girl) is on the right.

The best part is that I get to reuse all of Maeve's cute girl clothes, and go shopping for little boy clothes. ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sibling rivalry - already!

Who knew sibling rivalry started in the womb? Every time one baby moves, the other is sure to follow. Now, they're still pretty tiny, so I'm not really able to discern which baby is moving, but I'm pretty sure there's way too much movement for just one!

Friday, November 6, 2009

18/19 Week Update

I saw my GP today for a prenatal visit. Babies and I are doing well. I'm measuring 25 weeks, and have gained a whopping 6 lbs in the past 2 weeks. That puts me around 18 lbs in total so far, which is right on track. I've been following Dr. Babara Lukes guidelines for a healthy multiple pregnancy, and she strongly recommends gaining 20 lbs by 20 weeks, so I'm trying!

Baby A's heartbeat was 145, and baby B's is 160. 'A' seems to hang out on the lower left side, while 'B' likes the middle of my belly, slightly off to the right. All in all, a good checkup.

My lungs are also on the mend, after a horrible bout of bronchitis.

Our anatomical/gender ultrasound is on November 26th. Hopefully all will be well, and we'll find out the sex of the babies. Let the shopping begin! In all reality, I'll only get to shop if there's a boy in there, as Maeve's wardrobe could easily outfit two girls.