18 Weeks! That means we are officially halfway there.
At 18 weeks, the babies look perfect. There are no abnormalities and they are relatively the same size, which means there are no signs of twin to twin transfusion. The ultrasound lasted nearly an hour and every bone, organ, and sac of fluid was measured. It was incredible how much can be seen this early! Here is a profile shot of Baby A:
Back to our perinatologist, Dr. Halvorsen was definitely interesting. He was very knowledgeable and gave us the facts. The biggest disappointment was that again, we waited for hours to be seen (literally). I thought scheduling the first appointment of the day would avoid that problem. Not so. Knowing Dr. Halvorsen is the only high risk doctor for a 3 hour radius, Nathan and I couldn't just walk out of the office. I realize now how much I took for granted all the healthcare options in Provo.
Every two weeks, we'll have one of these hour long ultrasounds and make sure the babies are still the same size. I know there is a long road ahead of us, but I am so excited everything looks great so far. Additionally, I must say that the entire "twin" thing hasn't really sunk in yet. Every time we see two babies on the ultrasound, it's amazing and wonderful, but also somewhat unreal. I'm sure reality will sink in once I am hugely pregnant and feeling two little ones kick and move around. Hopefully.
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