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October 7, 2013 | Ultrasound Images

We had all good news again at the OB-GYN appointment.  Bridget passed her tests with flying colors – Hemoglobin & Glucose is all good. Again, the girls continue to grow…even just a tad ahead…both weighing in at 2 lbs. 4 oz.  As you can see below, earlier today, Baby A had a heart rate of 152 and Baby B measured a heart rate of 151.  We go back to the OB-GYN in two weeks, but then begin weekly visits after that.  The countdown continues…

Enjoy the newest pictures of the girls.

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September 9, 2013 | Ultrasound Images

Here’s the most recent ultrasound images from our appointment on September 9. The girls are active as ever, kicking and moving all day and night. They both weighed in at 1 lb. 4 oz., which is right on schedule. We now begin attending appointments with the OBGYN every two weeks. Stay tuned for new pictures and another update after October 7.

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Announcing: They’re Girls!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve discovered that our twins are both perfectly formed little girls.  Growth is right on track and in-sync amongst each other.  “Baby A” is always the one lowest in Mom’s uterus, and “Baby B” is always the one in the upper position.

Bridget is feeling a lot of movement and the girls were very active during today’s ultrasound.  We saw them each moving quite a bit, saw each & every finger and toe, and even got to see one of the girls open and close her mouth repeatedly.  They’ll all grow rapidly over the coming weeks and we should have additional ultrasound photos in another month.

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Huh, what’s DiDi mean?

Well, this is one of the first concepts I learned about when we discovered we were having twins.

We were relieved to learn that this is the most common type of twin pregnancy and eliminates the likelihood of numerous complications.  While any birth involving multiples is at higher risk than most singleton babies, DiDi twins possess the lowest risk.  DiDi means that each baby has it’s own amniotic sac and own placenta – they live separately and feed separately – simply sharing space in Mom’s belly.

Here’s a little diagram to help you visualize the differences:

Placentation. [Web]. Retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Placentation.svg

Dufendach, K. (Artist). (2008). Placentation. [Web]. Retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Placentation.svg

If you’re interested in learning more about the DiDi & other types of twins (MoDi or MoMo) and their implications, check out this blog post on hellobee.com.

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