Girl-Girl-Boy-Girl-Girl-Boy-Girl-Girl-Boy . . . you remember these pattern problems from 1st grade math. What should come next? Girl and then Girl! That is exactly what God is sending, two girls. M and M will be two more beautiful Girls to add to our family. If a later ultrasound sees something different, we will let you know.
This is a shot of the tops of heads. They were both heads up and neither were lower than the other. It was hard to determine a Baby A and a Baby B. So for today Baby A was on the right and Baby B is on my left. The visit was a good one, and yet I left with many butterflies back. I will be seeing a specialist on Tuesday. The doctor made that decision while making notes on the placenta and the blood flow. I don't think he noted anything bad just concern over the shared placenta. We know that we are having identical twins as this is clearly one placenta and not two fused together. Baby B was 10% larger than Baby A and we don't panic over the Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome until there is a 20% difference. Yet it is a concern.
I left kind of depressed because of the need to see the other doctor, but the good news is that means another ultrasound next week. This will be very high tech as they examine each baby very closely and set some markers to look for. The doctor wanted to see if we needed another course of action so he will confer with doctor number two, all while I get to peek again.
What do you do as a family to celebrate knowing the sexes and needing to distract mom and dad, go register at "Baby's R Us"!
As we left J kept asking if I remembered the prices on stuff. He admitted that it was now growing more and more real to him as to the financial changes two will make. He did mention that going out with identical twin girls is a great way to end our baby fest. I giggled because I have thought we were finished many times before. I am getting old but God still might have another plan.
So until next week's ultrasound and visit with the specialist doctor I am going to rejoice in the knowledge of two precious "normal females". They were very active and that is always a good sign. We also decided that being identical twins with very thin membranes separating them unto separate cribs might be silly. We plan to use one crib. J and I also agreed on bedding for our little ones, which means I get to spend the next few weeks changing our school room into a baby room/office.
Dad couldn't help to get in on the act but only after telling everyone to pretend to be mom, apparently that means falling asleep when sitting down.