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)