We had our sequential this morning with the first bloodwork and the ultrasound. Always fun to explain to ultrasounds how you've had more babies than pregnancies... She was slightly confused. I'm not sure how else to explain that I had twins, 2 weeks apart from each other. It seems so black and white. I realize it is odd... But then there is the "you've had how many miscarriages and losses? oh God..." Thank you. I know it sucks. I know it isnt what anyone wants to hear. For the first five minutes, she mumbled about how terrible this all was. But, perhaps she took pity on me and gave me 9 u/s pics because of it. (4 of one and 5 of the other).
Babies were very awake and very active. Still unable to determine gender, but until we know better, we will continue to operate under the assumption of girls (since I hate writing "Baby A" and "Baby B"... so impersonal...)
So... Zoë (aka twin A) had hiccups and was bouncing around when the ultrasound began. Very cute. She was extremely active and the tech was able to quickly do the nuchal fold measurement. She loves her toes and you could see her reaching for her feet. Heartbeat: 161 bpm.
Maya (aka twin B) was sucking her thumb and, like her sibling, was quite the athlete as well. While she was moving all around, she wasnt really in the mood to be measured, so her measurement took a little longer to get. Heartbeat: 165 bpm.
Both measured 2-3 days ahead, depending on the measurement she took and looked beautiful. We had 4 pictures of Zoë and 5 of Maya.
The bloodwork was easy. Only one stick. We were in and out of the hospital in an hour, which is unheard of. And we even grabbed juice and bagels before leaving! (since I dont eat before bloodwork)
All in all, a busy morning so far (we had to leave at 6:30am) but a good morning. Active, good measured babies in water-filled sacs, and a cerclage stitch that is holding... Thanks be to God. I couldn't ask for better today.