Monday, July 25, 2011

12w3d Update

Whew! These days are getting away from me! My update is a little late, but better late than never...right? Last Thursday, I went in for my NT scan, which ended up being a thorough ultrasound. I wasn't sure what the NT scan was all about since I didn't have it with my daughter, so since the technician had difficulty getting the measurement (behind the neck) on one of the twins, we said we weren't overly concerned about finding out the Downs Syndrome risk factor. She said it was optional anyways. The technician (who was super sweet) took measurements of both babies and gave us several ultrasound printouts. We took our daughter to this ultrasound, knowing that everything was external. After about 5 minutes, our daughter was bored and was not afraid to let the technician know. Our super sweet technician just laughed it off and did her job. I'm sure our daughter made things pretty amusing for her with the comments--"I don't want a brother. Boys are mean. I want a girl." Towards the end of the hour long ultrasound, our daughter was singing to the technician. Now, I'm pretty sure she doesn't get that type of entertainment very often during an ultrasound. :)

Twin A and Twin B measured exactly the same--measurements averaged 12w6d. They were moving like crazy, waving their hands and kicking their legs. Heartbeats were around 150's. I'm starting to wonder if they are twins of the same sex since they are so equal in measurement. I love trying to guess, and I'm really looking forward to finding out their sexes.

My belly is getting big, and I thought for sure I had gained quite a bit. So far, only 3 pounds. I see my OB/GYN for the first time (since graduating from Dr. L) in 2weeks. It will be nice to her, but I will miss Dr. L.


  1. Congrats on the ob/gyn graduation :) How fun for your daughter to be there too. Glad to hear all is well. I definitely gained slowly with twins...I think it's just the first phase and the demand for food they have (plus in your case the morning sickness which cuts back the food you can or feel like eating).

  2. Thanks Michelle! I'm sure my nausea is the reason for slow weight gain. Wish I felt like eating more, but it's not always so appealing. :(

  3. Btw, why does blogger not let me edit a post??? Anyone know? I try to edit and publish, but it won't. My last sentence left a word out, "It will be nice to SEE her..." :)