Wednesday, May 30, 2012

16 Weeks

I'd like to apologize for the bombardment of baby posts over the last few weeks.  I can't promise it'll change, but I do realize the blog has been centrally focused on one (well two) things. 

Had our 16-week appointment today and the babies look great!!  One of the cool things about twins is we get an ultrasound (sonogram?) at every appointment since the Doppler thingy can't distinguish separate heartbeats.  No complaints here!

Heart rates are great (161 and 146) and the babies are (literally) so close.  One is right under my belly button and head up and the other is on my right side and head down.  Apparently they have issues with the left side.

I'm going to pretend that has nothing to do with politics.  :)

What else?  Oh that's right...

WE KNOW THE GENDERS!!!

We weren't sure if she'd be able to tell with such a quick scan but the kiddos have zero prudish tendencies.  Unfortunately, my parents don't arrive in Dallas until Friday evening so we're keeping it a secret for (at least) another 52 hours.  It is highly likely I lock myself in our closet with no internet/phone connection so I don't ruin the surprise.

Any guesses as to what we're having? :)

We have another ultrasound on Friday--this one is very detailed and will allow the doctor to take a good look at the hearts, spines, etc.  My doctor recommends this ultrasound for anyone who is having multiples and though it makes me very nervous, I'm excited to get a closer look at our babies.  While the sonographer said she'd be "shocked" if the gender outcome is different, it'll also be nice to get double confirmation on what we're having.  With the above in mind, we ask for your prayers for two healthy babies.

As far as the pregnancy is going, I'm feeling fantastic.  Best I've felt in months.  My appetite is still alive and my stomach leaves no doubt that I am, in fact, pregnant.  Haven't felt any kicks yet but I know it's still pretty early.  The most disappointing piece of news is my belly button is disappearing at a very fast rate. My guess is it will be gone by week 20.  RIP innie.

Here is a terrible picture of yours truly.  I accidentally cut off my face (truth: I was wearing zero makeup and hadn't washed my hair in three days).  Please disregard the lack of bedding.  We'll take a family picture on Friday and I will try to wear more appropriate attire and use an actual camera.

16 weeks (Go Rangers)

Until then...

15 comments:

Courtney Edwards said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! How exciting! I cant wait to hear. I bet from the heart beats you are having one of each?! Thats my guess :) Ill text you soon to reveal what ours is! Yes, RIP innie is right, haha! loved that

Ashley said...

Eeep!! I personally LOVE the baby posts, so keep them coming! Maybe you're having one of each? I truly have no real guess, but I will be praying for healthy babies!!

Candace said...

i for one LOVE reading your bump updates!!! you look fabulous! i am guessing one of each, just for fun :) can't wait to hear what they are :)

Jenni (Mac) D said...

Hooray and I can't wait to find out what your little ones will be!!!! So exciting!! I agree with everyone else and say one of each! We find out on June 7 and I seriously can't wait!

Susie said...

Totally one of each!
I still wish you would have eliminated one of our guesses!

Kaitlin said...

Well, these are some of my favorite posts :) My guess: Totally a boy and a girl. Ahh, I am too excited to hear the big news!!!

Amy said...

So exciting!!! It's fun to have one of each (like my bro and sis) BUT it would be fun to have two of the same...I have no idea but it'll be fun to find out! You look so cute!

Amy said...

So exciting!!! It's fun to have one of each (like my bro and sis) BUT it would be fun to have two of the same...I have no idea but it'll be fun to find out! You look so cute!

Erin said...

yay so excited! Very thankful you are feeling well....and your belly is so cute :) We can't wait to see you guys when we are home!!! My guess was going to be one of each because of the heartbeats too!! Can't wait to hear!!!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

so exciting!! I think one of each!

Laura said...

I've been thinking about you and the babies and wondering how things are going. SO GREAT that you are feeling so well! I bet you'll be able to feel movement really soon! My guess is 2 boys :) I'm almost always wrong with my guesses, but at least in your case, my odds are higher of getting at least one right! (Right?)

Mom's the Word said...

You look so cute! I'm excited to watch your belly grow...with twins! Based on the heart rates, I'm going to go along with the old wives tale and guess you're having one of each. Exciting times!!

The Echols Family said...

You look adorable with your little baby bump! I'm so happy for you guys, and can't wait to hear what you guys are having!! Soo thankful you are feeling well, too!

Melissa said...

2 boys!!!! :) you look adorable...loving all the baby posts!

Alexis Skib said...

This is so exciting! I am so happy for you! Congrats! Let's see... one boy and one girl!

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