Tuesday, March 18, 2008


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.

here I am today... starting to look pregnant!

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:


  1. OMG that's a bump!!! sweeeeet! Oh, those thingies should go in the mail today. All boxed up and ready to go. :D

  2. omg, what a gorgeous bump-your are ready for some of the stuff in my box, maybe?!!

  3. now your blogs are twis, too! OMG I'm such a dork... thanks again for letting me come with you, that video still makes me all warm and fuzzy! Love!

  4. Wow, what a belly! It's really real!

  5. I love love love your belly :D thanks for sharing. 1+2 = love is soooo right on. :)
    xo, Korin

  6. I am here from Mel's blog. The video is amazing... and your baby bump is very cute! congratulations

  7. lots of love floating in the universe for those little twins and their wonderful mom. Rub that belly for gammy and dahdoo.