Saturday, January 13, 2007

4-D ultrasound today!

And it was amazing! The little guys actually look human now! We got some great pictures of Baby B, who was all too happy to show off! But he kept getting in the way of poor little Baby A, so we didn't get so many good pictures of him.

Here a just a few of the pics:

Baby B

Baby A

I love the last one, especially, because it's one of the only pictures we have of the two of them together. On the right side, you can see Baby B's face and his umbilical cord between his legs and he's got his leg and his arm bent upwards...he's a little meaty little guy already! You can see Baby A's head on the left, desperately trying to get in on the shot!

Their both really good weights already...Baby A is 2 pounds, and Baby B is 2 pounds, 3 ounces. I can't believe how big they are I'm carrying 4.3 pounds of baby right now, not to mention all the other weight involved (placenta, amniotic fluid, etc). It's no wonder I can't stand up for more than 10 minutes without feeling like I'll fall flat on my face.

I think, just from how the babies were reacting on the u/s, that Baby B will be full of personality and very lively. Baby A seems more serious and reserved. Throughout the whole u/s, Baby B kept shoving his feet and his hands in Baby A's face and Baby A at first kept trying to push him away and finally he just let Baby B push him around. Baby A kept trying to cover his face with his little hand...he probably just wanted some peace and quiet.

We got a DVD from the u/s as well and Cole and Bella watched it. Cole was more intrigued with Baby A's privates than anything else. Neither baby was very shy about showing us the goods, which were very clear to see and there is no mistaking that they are both boys. Bella watched the video for a few minutes and squealed "ooooh, babies" and then she went on her merry way to play.

So, all in all, it was a wonderful experience and it was so awesome to see them with some meat on their bones!!!! The only negative thing was how much my cervix has shortened since it was measured 3 weeks ago....then it was measuring 4 cm and today it was 3.1 cm. My OB had told me that anything between 3-5 cm is good so hopefully it won't continue to get any shorter than that. At 30 weeks, with Cole and Bella, my cervix had already shortened to 2.9 cm so looks like I'm following the same path again. I have to be honest and admit I've been cheating on bedrest here and there....just being on my feet more than I should be in the house and walking up and down the stairs more than twice in one day. Guess it's time to buckle down and get really serious about the bedrest, which is hard to do, but I don't want to end up in the hospital, like I did last time.


Blake said...

What awesome u/s pix! They are both adorable already!


Michele S said...

Helene- those pictures are simply amazing! They are just beautiful already! (Greg would say they look like aliens, but I generally ignore him) I can't believe they are so big. Hope your feeling good.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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