Well, technically that isn’t until next week, but with twins the goal is 38 weeks so I am counting today as half way there.
Last Friday we had our anatomy scan. We arrived right at 8am and were ready to see the girls. As a side note, I think it’s a little mean that they make you have a full bladder for the ultrasound. Do they realize how uncomfortable that is when you are pregnant?
I won’t bore you with all of the details, but I am amazed. I figured they would just measure crown to rump and take a look at a few things. I didn’t realize it would be like a full body scan. Perhaps I should be doing some reading on being pregnant and what to expect. Anyway, the tech looked at the babies’ brain, stomachs, kidneys, faces, and every other part that they could get. Normal. That is exactly what I wanted to hear. The babies didn’t cooperate 100%, even after I took a walk in hopes of getting them to change position. So we have to go back in another 3 weeks to try to get pictures what we couldn’t see this time. The tech also measured the babies.
Baby A: measured 18w6d and 9 ounces
Baby B: measured 17w5d and 8 ounces
My OB called yesterday to let me know the final report was in and things looked good (cervical length and babies’ anatomy), but there is a slight discrepancy in growth. So that means ultrasounds every month to track the babies’ growth. If the lag increases then we would need additional testing but for now we shouldn’t worry.
From what I’ve heard getting monthly u/s with twins is fairly common so right now I am not too worried. I would like Baby B to have a growth spurt, but I think she is going to be petite.
Other than that, I’ve had cramps the last 2 days. I panic every time I go to the bathroom, but thankfully no spotting. I listened to the girls’ hbs yesterday for peace of mind, so I think it’s just some major growing pains. I also think I am starting to feel the babies move. It only happens when I am laying down and feels like twitches/pulses. I poke back and it stops. M thinks I am being mean….but it feels really weird.
Our next appointment is in two weeks so I don’t have to wait too long to see them again. So, grow girls!