I admit that another set of Twins often comes to mind as they grew up before my eyes and the rest of the worlds . . . Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
They are truly beautiful girls! Now another image comes to mind right off the bat.
This is what I was looking at when the doctor talked about the second baby. My twins. I also think of my expanding belly. This is the Belly shot from today Week 13.4
I am feeling great. I don't fall asleep all the time anymore. I am now going to try to take the next few months to prepare my home for either a move or for the twins. I am always hopeful we will move from Houston although it still doesn't look probable. We will also be pushing school work with lots of organization. I will need to update the plan for this year and create one for next year. I know it will likely change but if I have something in mind the kids won't go without after the Twins are born. I don't want to think that we could have health issues but I will feel better being prepared for the worst.
The official update is NO NEW NEWS. I was very disappointed in some ways after yesterday's uneventful doctors appointment and ultrasound. The great news is that J and I got to see two babies moving constantly. It looked like the two were jumping on competing trampolines. The down side of that is no pictures to remember or share. They moved so much it prevented a close enough look to determine sexes. The doctor was also unable to find the answers to my worries. He thought he saw a second placenta but then didn't think so. He really felt that when I go back in 4 weeks we will be able to determine a lot more. He is a little concerned that he didn't see a membrane between the two. Then he also noted that the placenta looked close to the cervix. I have read too much to know that a shared sack with a shared placenta that is placed too close to the cervix can mean lots of things that can go wrong. He mentioned that I might need to see some specialist later on. For now we will just wait and see. The good news to walk away with was what the doctor did see, "I saw two very active, very healthy babies that looked just like any other healthy baby at 13 weeks gestation."