Saturday, May 30, 2009

11w4d - Second perinatologist visit

We had a check-up at my perinatologist 48 hours after the CVS test to see how the trio is doing. The (awesome!) u/s tech did a quick check to establish that all three hearts were still beating (phew!), before listening and measuring each heartbeat individually. She reassured us immediately. I love medical professionals who understand the worry and anxiety, and who do everything in their power to minimize it.

We were too stressed on Wednesday (before the CVS test) to really enjoy the u/s experience and we were grateful to the u/s tech for taking her time on Friday. She pointed out teeny tiny fingers and toes, umbilical cords and other details. We saw our one little baby lying with arms crossed in front of his/her forehead and another lying in what looked like a very chilled position - with the little feet crossed like he/she was on a beach vacation or something! At one point, one of the babies "waved" at us. The little right arm came up and the hand was literally waving. We were mesmerized.

They were bouncing around at times too. I can't get over how fast they spin around and make somersaults. We are expecting fraternal triplets (triamniotic, trichorionic), but since week 5, two of the babies have consistently appeared to be very similar in position, gestational sac size, and with their other measurements. Yesterday, these two, now named Baby A and Baby B, were lying the exact same way.

The tech said she's never seen that before in a triamniotic, trichorionic pregnancy. It is uncanny. She printed an u/s picture for us - which I will scan and post at some point. It reminded me of another tech who commented that it looked like we were having twins and a singleton, even though we all knew at that point that they were from three different eggs and sperm.

I'd like to look back two weeks from now and know if these two kids are the same gender, and years from now, know if they share more facial features and personality traits... and whether Baby C will be the more independent one.

I love how each ultrasound brings us closer to our babies and bonds us with them. Our third perinatologist visit is in three weeks. It's amazing to think we'll know their genders then. Can't wait!

12 comments:

'Murgdan' said...

That is just SO cool. Glad everyone is doing OK after what sounded like an uncomfortable experience.

Alex said...

Is it possible that one egg didn't make it and one of the two split and created twins? I guess now though if they have their own sacs, huh? Hmmm... that will be interesting to see! Glad to hear everything went well with the u/s (especially after that horrible procedure!!!) and you got to see your little ones doing flips for ya! :)

Emmy said...

How nice to have a doctor like that! I'm so glad that the trio is doing well!

Lorza said...

Awwww. I am so glad everything is going great for you, and your babies are okay. I can't wait until to see the pictures!!! XOXO

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get some peace of mind... and that all three are doing so well!

I have always thought that u/s are so fascinating... you're looking at a person (or in your case, people) in there... what will they be like? is there personality already apparent even then?

BB said...

Great to know that everything is going well! {HUGS}

Anonymous said...

Such an interesting journey you have embarked on...the marvels of technology and nature combined :)

My Endo Journey said...

WOW, genders already? SO exciting!!! :) Glad that things are going well!

R.J. said...

That is so amazing. I'm so fascinated and encouraged by all of this. Take care!!

mekate said...

Bless the reassuring tech-- so glad all is well and that you got to really enjoy spending time peeking in on your little ones. I am so glad for you that things are going well! can't wait to see the scan.

warmly, Kate

Jennifer said...

I am so glad the babies are doing good :) We are praying for y'all :)

T said...

Swweet appointment-- Great hear everything is perfect..

How are you?!