Monday, November 24, 2008

Alien Baby Pics

We had our first official sonogram today - and we are having two stinking boys! My husband is so proud, so excited, and I'm so happy for him. I'll save the pornographic shots for our family album, but below are some scary pictures of their little alien faces.

The boys were very active, and both measured about the same. They currently weigh about 11 ounces. Baby A was kicking Baby B in the head. I hope he doesn't come out damaged. The sono tech explained that the reason I haven't felt much movement is not only because the placenta is on top (I'm guessing that means up against the outside of my tummy) but also because there are two placentas, so I'm doubly insulated, so that made me feel better. I leaned over and told my sister See, its NOT just because I'm fat! I must say that even without that little tidbit, I have determined that she is thee very best sono tech in the whole entire world and that I will love seeing her every month.

Now that we know the genders the reality of this pregnancy has settled in just a bit more, but it is still rather surreal.

It's like this:

Have you ever seen the movie Flight Plan? I was watching it last week. This lady claims she has lost her child on the plane but no one can remember seeing the girl and the girl isn't on the flight manifest. Anyway, this is how I feel about this pregnancy, like I'm going to wake up and it won't have been real, and I will be the only one who remembers it, and people will treat me like a crazy person.

I had a great weekend with the fam in SD. My sister and niece were able to come to our appointment today. It was so nice to see the fam, but it was also nice to come home to my husband, and I'm definitely enjoying my down time this evening. The road trip was 8 hours each way, which made for a lot of time in the car. Totally worth it!

Unfortunately, I am coming down with a cold, so I have this post nasal drip that I must constantly swallow and has given me a scratchy throat.

18w 4d


Just Another Infertile said...

Two boys! Congratulations!

I love the alien pics. I think they have nice looking skulls. :)

You must be so happy.

JamieD said...

Two stinking boys?!?! I can't wait to hear what your saying in about 13 years!!

Just kidding - I am so excited for you!! At least the rough and tumble boys will have someone to rough and tumble with. I have a friend who has triplet boys from IVF followed by a suprise little girl born nine months later. (I really hate this because she is like living proof that if you 'just relax' you'll get pregnant.)

Anyhoo, that little girl is as tough as a boot!

Faithful Infertile said...

Awww... Congrats! I'm so happy for you! I have to wait til December 16th to find out!!!

Have a good Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Funny, when I found out I was having a little boy I was a little freaked out. I even thought "Oh, little boys are stinky." Plus, the porno like ultrasound had me thinking, OMG, I have one of "those" in me 24/7" Well, they might get stinky later on, but let me tell you my little boy LIGHTS UP when I walk in the room!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Ooops that last one was me!