Monday, October 5, 2009

So in love!!

Today we had our 13 week appointment. Because this pregnancy is considered high risk, we will have an ultrasound every month to monitor the babies, make sure they are both growing properly, make sure I am not showing any signs of pre-term labor, etc.

Here are today's snap shots:

Baby A


Baby B


Both Babies!

It was so much fun to see them again, and both David and I were in awe of how much they had grown! They are both measuring right on track, and we got to see pictures of their arms, legs, heads, brains, stomachs, and heartbeats...everything looked great!

Thanks be to God!!!!


Today their heart rates were both in the 150's, which is much higher than they were at 6 1/2 weeks (115 and 124 at that time).

Baby A was soooo active! Dave was watching the baby move all over the place and he asked me "you really can't feel that??" Nope. It's too early for me to feel movement. But man that baby was sure having fun! Baby B was much more calm and only moved around a little, then pretty much chilled out the rest of the time. I wonder if that's indicative of their personalities....??

We will go back in Nov 2nd for our next appointment, and since we will be 17 weeks at that point, the ultrasound tech said they should be able to determine their genders at that time....hooray!!!!

We honestly don't care if we have 2 boys, 2 girls, or one of each. Whatever God gives us will be perfect. I am going to put a little poll up on the side of my blog (once I figure out how!) for you all to vote what you think they are...it's so fun for me to hear peoples guesses! I have NO INSTINCT what-so-ever. Dave thinks it's 2 girls. Guess we will see in a month!!

Thanks again for all your prayers! We can feel them!!!!





16 comments:

Guy and Julie said...

Kendra,
I've been behind on my blog reading, and I just read your news--oh my word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I just say how happy I am for you! And twins--just amazing. Congratulations a thousand times over. You have waited so long for this--I am so excited for you. I'm so happy to get to follow along now as your grow your babies! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies.
Julie

Heather said...

AAAHHHH! They are just precious!!! I am just so happy for you that I could dance around. Isn't it worth waiting for?!?!?! Can't wait to find out pink or blue!!!
Chandler: "It's TWINS!"
Monica: "Chandler, you're freaking out!"
Chandler: "Yes, Join me, WON'T YOU?!?!?!"
ha ha ha!!!!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Wonderful! Those pictures are amazing!!!

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh I am laughing so hard at Heather's comment. LOVE it! And LOOOOOOOVE this post. It is making me EXTREMELY happy!!!

Vanessa's Dad said...

"Getting stronger every day..."

Old Chicago tune from way back. Great to see you and David so excited. Perfectly appropriate response.

Ann bought our first gift for The Twins... "Olivia" by Ian Falconer, a Caldecott Honor Book in a "sturdy format" meaning each page is like hard-cover. Oliver is, well, a girl-pig, so I'm guessing that's kindofa vote for at least one girl in the Twins landscape.

LOVE, GRAND DAD

Jen S. said...

Your babies are so cute already!! I loved getting to see your ultrasound pictures...how fun!
I'm just so happy for you guys. I can't wait to find out what you're having. I'll be sure and take the poll with what my guess is!
Love,
Jen

Amanda said...

Oh my nieces/nephews are just so cute! Even in black and white and inutero! Cadence only kicked when I was busy in a meeting or someplace when I couldn't really stop and savor the sensation and bond with her. And in the evenings when she would kick, she almost always stopped as soon as Noah tried to join in the fun. I think he only got to feel her kick twice. Indicative of her personality- sure, she is a fiesty little stinker. :)

So excited about your active baby and your laid back chill baby both with strong heartbeats! I needed a smile a tonight. Yay!!!

Lori said...

It is so amazing how they look so perfect even at 13 weeks in the womb!! I am so happy that the babies are doing so well!! I'm sure you almost cannot wait till November!

Heather said...

Oh... hte previous Heather made me think of one of my favorite Chandler moments! Too funny!

Great to hear that everything is going well. My BF Miranda had identical twin girls in 2008, and she swears that their activity level in utero definitely correlates with their demeanor now. So interesting!

Thanks for another great update!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sooooo stinkin sweet!!!! I'm so excited for you. Wish I could hug you :) :)

Becky said...

Oh MY GOSH!!!! WHERE ON PLANET EARTH HAVE I BEEN??? This is so wonderful and you are going to be the best momma and twins are such a blessing!!! Yeah!!!!! I am so excited! Can't wait to hear more about them and praying for you that everything is smooth and goes well during your pregnancy!!! Much love, Becky

Stephanie said...

Hooray for happy healthy OB appointments!

My guess is two girls, which almost guarantees you that is NOT what it is. I have horrible instinct about such things. I am almost always wrong.

The Writer Chic said...

Ooh...I LOVE the Olivia books. =)

You already know I'm thinking one of each. But I'll take whatever.

So glad we got our "date" yesterday. And I heard you say goodbye, even if you didn't hear me. Nice to know your building is so cell-phone proof. ;)

Risa said...

Wow! How fun it must have been to watch these babies move!!! I'm so happy to hear the babies are doing great. And I'm loving every story you share about your journey!

So...do you think the active one will come out first? ;)

natalierochelle said...

Hooray! They finally look like little babies in there! :) Haha.

Question: How do they know which one is Baby A and Baby B? Especially if they're cruising around so much?

The Browns said...

Kendra...I really stink at my blog reading b/c I just read your having twins! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! You have such a sweet spirit & are going to be such a wonderful mommy. And, can I just tell you that being a twin is one of the most special things in the world!? I don't know what I would do without my twin sister. I can't wait to find out what your having! GOD BLESS YOU!
Love, Bon