Part 1, April 21st, 2014
What will they be?
I was shocked, since I was only 14 weeks, but the sonographer was absolutely certain of what she was seeing. She told us the genders! The twins were so sweet and active--one was cuddled up to it's placenta and one was punching and kicking the other.
Before we went, Shane helped me sort out pink and blue candies to put in two little eggs for a gender reveal. We had to use plastic eggs since, after all, it was right after Easter!
Shane loves to sort things...especially when you get a piece as a reward after!
So when I got home that night I filled my little Easter eggs and packed them up to take to Ohio...where the kids gave them to my parents!
And the babies are...
...One of each! Wahoo!
I know these pictures are hard to understand. This twin was the one cuddling the placenta, which is that large blob. Head on the left.
The twins have been spooning each other in every ultrasound so far. Hope that continues all the way to a double vertex delivery!
Part 2, June 2nd, 2014
Now that I've had my "official" anatomy scan I'm glad to be able to finally publish this post. Both twins look healthy and whole. The difference is that twin A is actually our girl, Dani, and twin B is actually our boy, Dean. Dani (A) is estimated to weigh 12 ounces, and Dean (B) is estimated to weigh 14 ounces. Both placentas are posterior (toward my back) and both were extremely active during the ultrasound. At one point when the tech was trying to measure Dean's humerus he was kicking to fast that his legs were little blurs! For the first time the babies aren't spooning each other: Dani is head down, Dean is feet down, and both were kicking each other in the head the whole time. In the picture below Dani has her hand up by her cheek.
|Dani, Twin A|
|Dean, Twin B|
I have about 15 funny outtakes, but I'll spare you and just share one. They were bouncing their balloons together so much that the above is the only one where they were still!