Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Lied

The picture quality is still subpar as I haven't found the motivation to take the time figure out the new digi-cam. So, cell phone photos you get...

These bumps are 16 and 17 weeks respectively. Still not much to speak of but I know the babies are in there and growing!

Today I am 17 weeks, 1 day. I had doctor's appointment and I got to see the little ones moving all around in there. Both are doing well and growing as expected. It was a pretty routine appointment but I did learn some things. My OB told me that my cervix is "long and strong," hehe! No sign of pre-term labor, which can be a concern with multiples...but my cervix seems to be in for the long haul, keeping these babies baking to the end! I also learned the sexes of the babies. I cannot tell here those as C has asked to be surprised at delivery; I respect that request and not post any of that information on the web, lest she stumble across my blog and I ruin the surprise.

I am not feeling any movement yet either. I was sure I would be able to feel the little babies by now, being experienced and all, but nothing. C asked me if I was able to feel them yet; I felt bad having to say no, so seeing them moving all around on the ultrasound screen was such a blessing! The ultrasound tech told me that I have two anterior placentas, meaning both babies' placentas are on the front of the uterus, making it harder for me to feel the movement. It could even be a couple of weeks before I am to feel anything definite.

During the ultrasound, the tech asked me if I was having any pain on my right side. What a timely question since I actually have been having quite a bit of discomfort in my lower right abdomen - I attributed this to round ligament pain or even digestive squabbles. Apparently, my ovaries (both) have developed some cysts since my last appointment with my right side in the worst shape. Thankfully, this isn't harmful to me or the twins, although it can be painful for me and cause more bloating. (Yeah, I could sure use more of that!). The thought is that since the cysts were not present at the last ultrasound, they are likely a result of the increase in hormones due to the multiple pregnancy. My OB is confident they will go away on their own, perhaps even by the next appointment. Let's keep our fingers crossed for that, shall we?!

My next appointment is set for Dec. 14 and will be the big anatomy scan. C is flying in to be there for that one...and M is going to be able to come with her!! I'm so excited that M was able to get off work to come and see his babies, and I'm thankful that C won't have to make the trip alone. I know they are both ready for these next weeks to fly by! Maybe they'll even change their mind and find out the sexes because I'm going to have to be sure and not slip up until then. :)

I hope this post finds all of my readers well and on their way to enjoying a happy turkey day! I definitely plan on eating for 2 or 3 (or 4). Gobble, Gobble!


  1. No way that belly is housing twins! You are amazingly tiny to be almost halfway done! Glad things are going well for you :) So will you be telling people in person what the sexes are or no?

  2. I'm so sad we can't find out the sexes of the babies. I'm so curious. I'm excited that both parents get to come for the next ultrasound. Still praying for you and the babies! :) And I still think you're awesome for doing something so amazing! :)

  3. Just stopped by to look around, I saw you over at Mormon Surrogate. I saw that you were in TN, me too and my IP are in NY also!

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