Yup… today was anatomy scan version II. Since we had our first anatomy scan at 17wks, there were things that they couldn’t measure because the kids were too small. So they had us come in today to get a better look. And the kids were awesome. I have posted a couple of 3D pics of the boos here.
Today was a huge milestone. Why you ask? Nope… not because the kids are 20wks old, not because I have gotten this far, but today was the first time I wasn’t nerve-wrecked waiting to get an ultrasound. For so many years, it has always been the fear of either not having enough follicles during a antral follicle count check, the fear of follicles not developing well during stims, the lining not developing well during prep, not seeing a yolk sac or a fetal pole, not seeing a heartbeat, or the possibility of one heart having stopped. Today was different. I could feel both of them move as we were waiting to be called in. I knew that they were alive. I didn’t have to brace myself for possible doom. I love the assurance that the kids’ movements bring to my day. Absolutely love it!
Growth wise, both the kids are growing and measuring on track. Baby A is a couple of days ahead at 20w3d and Baby B is 20w1d. Their heart rates were in the 155-158 range. They currently weigh 12oz each. (Three weeks ago, they weighed 70z each). Of course, these estimates are all just that… estimates. But still hopeful indeed. The cervix was at 3.5cm… so it was good. I go back in 4 weeks for another growth scan but, I get to meet my doc in 2 wks where I will have another cervix check. All in all.. today was good. No complaints here.