Went for the ultrasound today. The doctor is pretty confident that we're having a boy and a girl. The girl (whose picture is directly left) measures at 18 weeks 2 days, the boy (whose picture is at top, left) measures at 18 weeks and 1 day. They weigh 6 ounces each, it is good that they are the same size. The pictures show the arrow pointing to the anatomy that indicates a boy and a girl. I can't see much, so I think I'll have to trust the doctor's experience. The doctor couldn't do the complete anatomy analysis, because it is still a little too early, but he said what he did see looked normal, so we're very happy with that! Clint decided he wants to rethink boy names, so we'll have to see what he decides. The girl will definitely be named Willow Elizabeth, and I'm not budging!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
My four month check up. I'm 17 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I've gained five pounds (which is okay, I'd only gained .5 pound up until this point), and I measure at 22 weeks (I can't even imagine what I'm going to look like in 3 months! A whale, I'm sure!). The doctor said all my "numbers" look good- whatever that means, but I'm sure she was referring to the urine sample. She listened to the babies' heart beats, which was really difficult for her to do because they were moving around so much. But, after a few minutes, she was able to listen to each one, "baby right" has a heart rate in the 150s bpm, "baby left" has a heart rate in the 160s bpm- both are totally normal. After the uneventful visit with the doctor, the lab drew some blood to run the quardruple check screening, so we'll see what the results of that are at the next appointment on April 1st. On March 11th, Clint and I go in for the ultrasound where we'll find out if they're boys, girls, or one of each. As soon as I have access to a scanner, I'll scan the ultrasounds into the blog.