Sunday, June 17, 2012

Half Baked.

It's been almost 2 weeks since my last u/s.   So of course I'm freaking out.

I feel the boys a lot more.  The occasional kick or punch.  But mostly the rolling and pushing.  My stomach is growing in leaps and bounds and I feel so tight and stretched out I wonder if it's Braxton-Hicks.  (Never had those with Bea).   So the new added pressure...the new back pain....the new everything pain.... you know the things that are probably normal when you're 20 weeks pregnant with TWINS... yeah those things?  Those things have me worried and very very happy I have an OB appointment tomorrow.

If all checks out it means my DH and I are going to Paris and London in two weeks for a wedding.   Normally these words would bring me nothing but joy.  Instead I'm watching my belly grow and I see it as a sort of ticking time bomb.  Like HURRY!  We've got to get there before I explode in a giant ball of pain and pressure!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

18w3d - Anatomy Scan

I always get nervous before an u/s.   I tell the technician I'm not going to look until you tell me you see a heartbeat (or in this case heart beats).  

Today, the second the u/s wand went on my tummy you could see two giant babies jumping around.

I have two anterior placentas (when the placenta is against the stomach instead of the back of the woman).  That basically means when the boys kick they are kicking placenta and not me so it takes longer for moms with anterior placentas to feel movement.    It was hard to believe I couldn't feel those kicks, jumps and punches.

I have been feeling a little movement.   The other day I swore I felt a kick kick kick way up high.  About half way between my boobs and bellybutton.   I thought there was no way there was a baby up that high.

I was wrong.   Baby A is on the bottom, but Baby B was so high up he might as well be hanging from my lungs.   Crazy.   Crazy how much of my stomach is already full of baby and we're not even halfway to 40 weeks.

Both Babies look great.  Measuring huge of course.

Baby A measuring 19w6d and 11oz
Baby B measuring 19w4d and 11oz.

And as I'm sure you can figure out from the pronouns I've been using - there is no doubt.  NO DOUBT these are two boys!

I am a proud mama.