I had the big anatomy scan today and - PHEW - the tech was able to reconfirm (with "total confidence") that the twins are both indeed girls. If you have to know, not only couldn't she find any penises but she was able to spot two sets of labia, HA!
She took about half an hour scanning each baby, recording 192 photographs (yet I only got 3 to take home), and taking measurements to make sure the babies are developing with no problems. And indeed, they are!! Their hearts showed 4 chambers pumping away, their faces showed no sign of cleft palate, their heads and femurs measured to date, their kidneys were going to town. The only thing she had trouble capturing were hands and feet. Hands because one of the babies had them clenched and wouldn't open up to show us her fingers. And feet, well, let's just say the babies were playing a major game of footsies and the tech just couldn't tell whose feet were whose!!
One interesting new thing I found out is Baby A's placenta is posterior (in the back) and B's is anterior (in the front). Way to balance each other out ladies!! Right now they are sitting next to each other with their feet down (breech) but the tech said they are still flipping around and not to worry about positioning til around 36 weeks when it would be unlikely for them to flip further (but not impossible).
The babies are measuring 11 ounces each (about 6.5 inches from head to butt), which has me wondering why I'm up 17 pounds already. Yikes!! But of course there are placentas, amniotic fluid, breast tissue, tons of extra blood and fluids being produced and circulated, and a bit of extra chub to support the babies in the womb and once breastfeeding. And if you remember, the goal for twin moms is to gain 24 pounds by week 24 for the best chance of babies gaining enough weight and staying in the oven to term. So... I guess I'm right on track! Though, I kind of feel like a whale. It doesn't help that hubby comments on how huge my belly is getting every single night. But at least he doesn't rub it in that it's not just my belly growing, haha!
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