At 6 weeks, 5 days we had our first ultrasound. Our doctor asked all of the routine questions before she did the ultrasound. She knew we wouldn’t be able to answer questions after seeing our little one for the first time. She then did a transvaginal ultrasound. As she looked around, she said “I think I see someone!” It was amazing to see that little sac with the fetal pole. She looked around again and said, “I think I see someone else!!” TWINS!!! We were very excited at this point. We got to hear heartbeats and got many pictures to bring home. The heartbeats were at a great rate. Twin A was at 129 bpm and twin B was at 124 bpm.
At 9 weeks, 1 day we had our second ultrasound. Wow, how they had grown! We could see their heads and got to see their arms and legs moving around! Again, heart rates were great. Twin A was at 185 bpm and twin B was at 176 bpm.
At 10 weeks, 5 days we had our third ultrasound. And we thought they had grown a lot last time. It’s amazing to see how defined some body parts are! Heart rates were still great. Twin A was at 173 bpm and twin B was at 169 bpm.
At 12 weeks, 5 days we went in for our Nuchal Fold Translucency Scan. It was even more amazing. They were very active. We even got to see baby A do a flip when the technician was trying to get him/her to move a little. We were able to see fingers and toes, lungs, the stomachs, bladders, facial features… It’s hard to believe some people see this and still believe there is no God.
We are currently 19 weeks, 1 day along. Our next ultrasound is in two weeks. We will have an anatomy scan to make sure everything is working correctly and where is should be. We will also get to find out their genders!! I am so excited!!! I am starting to feel them move more often and a little stronger. Up until this time, it’s mostly been little taps around my waist and close to my pelvis. Today, I bent over and got a big push from one of them. I guess I was crowding him/her. I can’t wait for Keith to be able to feel them on the outside.
Everything seems to be going very well. I haven’t had morning sickness. (It’s okay, you can hate me if you’ve had to experience horrible morning sickness.) No cravings yet, but I do have some aversions, mostly because of the texture of the food. My only “symptom” is really tiredness. I am happy that my first trimester was taking place during the summer. I pretty much slept the summer away. Now that school has started back, I’m tired, but I’m managing. I have a pretty good size bump, but people are just now saying they are noticing it. I think it’s because I usually wear such baggy clothing. A little bit of swelling in my ankles, especially if I’ve been standing too long during the day.
We have a home fetal doppler that we bought many weeks ago. It is wonderful being able to hear their heartbeats every night. It is very reassuring! Plus, we can hear when they are kicking at a spot close to the doppler. Some nights, they are harder to find because they are so active. I can just see them making it into a game…who can play keep away from daddy.
We feel very blessed to be chosen by God as the parents of twins. We know it will be hard, but we keep telling ourselves that right now we don’t know any better. We have one crib set up in the nursery. Keith’s dad built it for our nieces and it was passed on to us. My dad is going to build one similar to it. We thought it would be neat to have one from each grandpa.
I will update again after we find out genders!!!