Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice or Snakes, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails?

Thanks for those positive thoughts and prayers - they were heard. The OB appointment today went well. Again the ultrasound tech had a run for her money. These two little buggers would NOT sit still. They were kicking, punching, rolling over, and putting their arms over their heads. They were even kicking each other and fighting to get into the u/s picture. Baby A is going to be more of the troublemaker - very uncooperative. Baby B at least settled down a little to get measured.
Growth is still good and both are still just about the same size, which is really good. Heart rates were perfect - 150 and 160.
I've gained about a total of 17 pounds so far, which apparently for twins is good to gain so much in the beginning because their growth slows down after about 5 months.

She was able to get photos of their "parts", after a little (read: lots) coaxing with A. She put them in a sealed envelope and when I left the OB office I drove straight to J's work. We have been torn about finding out the gender. We always thought we didn't want to know. All we really care about is having live, healthy babies. Then we thought with two it might be easier if we knew. Then we decided we didn't want to know. Then we figured she could just seal them up in an envelope and we could open it whenever we chose to. You can see how this went for us the past few weeks. With envelope in hand I asked J what he thought. First he said we should wait. Then almost immediately he said to open it. So we did...

And we found two pictures - both showing us boy parts!

Next appointment not for another month. I won' have an ultrasound then but hopefully I'll be really feeling those kicks and punches by then.
Another hurdle down and I just hope and pray things keep going well. I can't wait to meet my two little guys.


7 comments:

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Congratulations on your TWO boys!!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Wow. Totally amazing. I'm so happy to hear your two little boys are so active and seem to enjoy one another's company :)

Fertilized said...

Oh YAH!!!! We went back and forth as well - I caved! Congratulations, It's a boy Yr! It's a double dose for you!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

TWO BOYS! Wow! How exciting! Congratulations on a great appointment and on the two little guys in your life! :)

Malloryn said...

Congratulations on your two little guys! I'm glad that the appointment went well. :)

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your baby boys!!! How exciting!!!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Congrats on the set of boys!