My appointment yesterday went well, however it took 2 hours! I had almost forgot what it was like to wait in a waiting room. I spent 45 minutes with the ultrasound tech before seeing the doctor. For the ultrasound, we had a look-see on top of the belly as well as an intra-uterine (that sounds better than trans- vaginal, don'tcha think?!) ultrasound. This is becoming a pretty standard part of the ultrasound appointment, but I suppose it will always be a bit awkward to have all that going on.
We were able to see the two beans with two little heartbeats beating away!! In fact, the tech had a hard time isolating a heart-rate because the little ones were moving around and wiggling so much. I've never actually seen a little bean this early in a pregnancy, so it was a really neat experience. Baby A is still 4-5 days smaller than Baby B, but at this point, we assume that's due to implantation timing. Both have continued to develop at their normal pace and both have strong heartbeats. My OB was very positive and not concerned about the growth difference. We are moving along with a twin pregnancy!
My next appointment will be October 26. This ultrasound appointment will be a little different since we are having a nuchal scan. A nuchal scan is a sonogram that helps to identify the risks for Down Syndrome. The results of this scan will determine whether we proceed with an amniocentesis. C will be joining me for that appointment. I am excited to have her here and for her to see her babies. The ultrasound techs at the office have started a DVD with all of the ultrasound scans (we add onto the dvd each visit), so C will have a collection of those scans. How neat!
I have gained 2.5lbs so far, and that's good for now. (I read somewhere that a gain of more than 4lbs in the first trimester can put a woman at risk for gestational diabetes.) I'm starting to get a little bump, but I may be the only one that notices because mostly it just looks like I've "gained a few" pounds, ha!
Thanks for giving me a read. I'm off to clean the house and try to find pants that will fit me today.