Wednesday, February 10, 2010

17 weeks!!!! (plus genders ...)

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.


  1. That's great!

    Yea, I think it's harder to be definite about girls. At 17 weeks my doc was was pretty sure they are girls, but he said we'd know definitely at the 22 wk u/s. For now though, I'm buying pink!

    Lots of movement for me near the belly button and near the pubic bone. Top bunk, and bottom bunk. :) I started feeling it around 15 wks.


  2. What great news!!!! How exciting! I am just thrilled for you!

  3. Awwww... Congrats on the good appointment! I can't wait until we can see what our twins are - my DH wants to know NOW! I hope you come up with some good nicknames that are slightly less obvious...

  4. Yay for a great appointment! How very exciting to have one of each! So glad that you are starting to feel movement too.

  5. Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything is looking well. Congrats on your boy and (probably) girl!!!

  6. Congratulations!! How exciting. And glad to hear that everything is going well for all of you!

  7. You are right ... any combination of genders would be great, but boy/girl twins would be so much fun! Congrats!!

  8. Yay! A boy and a girl sound like fun! I'm so happy to hear how well they're doing :).

  9. yay! congratulations!

    my husband is secretly hoping for boy/girl for us too.

  10. Hi! Congrats on the awesome ultrasound! WOO HOO!

    You asked about our strollers. We have a triple on called the Triple Decker but it is HUGE and hard to use. Our favorite is the Double Snap n Go: which is lighter, easier to move and lift and fits all car seats. We love it! I usually wear a baby and push two. You must check it out! It is only $100 too.

    Hope that helps! :)


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