At work, Joan always rolls her eyes when I talk about my pregnancy in weeks... "Back in my day, it was all months," she says. Well, here we are, and I'm going to track things in weeks. Since I imagine a lot of people reading could be my family, I'm assuming many of you won't know the common abbreviations, so I'll try to put them in. Just remind me if I start speaking in Internet, k?
So, today I'm 11 weeks, 4 days into my pregnancy... as of Friday, I'll be 1/3 of the way through a term twin pregnancy (36w). I'm aiming for 38 weeks, which would mean the twins could arrive around the autumnal equinox. That would be pretty cool I think, and it would also mean that the three of us remained super healthy to stay gestating until that point.
Last Thursday, I had my final appointment with my RE (reproductive endocrinologist) - the woman who I like to say got me pregnant... ;o) My sister Laurie came with me for the ultrasound and shot a little video of the babies. Baby A was squirming about, and because of the angle, we got to see arms, legs, knees... it was really miraculous. Baby B was quietly resting, and we saw her/his profile, so that meant we saw the nose, the forehead, the chin... and eventually (later in the ultrasound) we saw the umbilical cord, and s/he flipped over. It was so amazing to have someone there with me... it made it that much more real to share the experience with someone.
Here's the video:
Finally, here's my first side-view belly pic... I'm still feeling a little weird about posting photos of my belly... normally I'm a little self conscious of the extra padding, but since twin pregnancy seems to boil down to eating, eating, eating, I figure I'd better get used to feeling fluffy. Things certainly have changed, though, so here you have it: