I had my 17 week OB appointment today, and it was fun! Actually, they didn't do much except an ultrasound and take a few growth measurements. Both babies are measuring perfectly for their gestational ages.
Oh yeah. And they told us the genders. I had Baby A and Baby B mixed up apparently. Baby B is on the right, and was the relatively laid-back and relaxed one ... and is definitely a BOY! I need a nickname - the husband wants "Elephant", but we'll see. His motives aren't exactly pure.
And Baby A is the one that was darting all over the place last time, on the left side, and is most likely (but not 100%) a GIRL! This is the one I was calling Tadpole (and my husband wants to call "Potato" for his own vulgar Italian reasons - yeah, not happening).
I'm so thrilled - I would have been perfectly fine with two boys or two girls (and still will be thrilled with two boys in case they have Baby A wrong), but this is the best of both worlds.
I'm not even going to bother putting up ultrasound pics because quite honestly, you can't see almost anything. I was amazed the doctor could read them, and so I'm really looking forward to my next Level II high resolution ultrasound, which will probably be my last clear look at the babies until they arrive.
I also think I might be feeling the first signs of movement, but it's really hard to tell. I just feel a gentle tapping near my belly button. Pretty cool. I can't wait to start feeling real movement.
Oh, and I've definitely been gaining weight - I'm up at least 10 pounds, although I don't know if my reading at the doctor was accurate, especially since I was wearing doc martins, which are rather heavy shoes. According to their scale, I'm up at least 11 pounds. Either way, I'm more or less on track. Whew!
Hope all is well in blogland.