I mentioned over on Instagram that at 19 weeks baby boy has some cysts on his choroid plexus (a part of his brain). Turns out he still has those pesky little cysts there but the doctors still remain unconcerned. Since my blood tests for down syndrome and trisomy 18 came back negative and he doesn't have any other markers they aren't a problem. Apparently many babies get them and they go away all on their own. However, obviously we would like them to disappear sooner rather than later. Continued prayers!
|sweet girl! that is her brothers head she is pushed up against!|
So far I have gained about 25 pounds. Insert huge bug eyes here. I've been having a ton of Braxton Hicks contractions but my doctor isn't concerned because they aren't painful or happening more than 3-4 times an hour. He gave me the green light to continue walking (it's good for my giant varicose vein on my left leg) and said to keep doing whatever I am doing. Del Taco for lunch it is! ;)
My belly is measuring the same size as someone who is 30 weeks pregnant with one baby. This freaked me out but again the doctor was happy with it! No stretch marks yet but I'm sure they are lurking right around the corner...
The babies are so sweet and snuggled up together I just can't stop swooning over them. The girl totally looks like Blair did in utero but the boy is a new breed! Doesn't he look more masculine than her? Their noses are so different!
Over the next few weeks I need to get my diabetes test done, an echo-cardiogram of their hearts (because they are IVF babies), and another anatomy scan. I see my doctor again at 27 weeks then after that I see him every 2 weeks! I can't believe how time is flying by. We are praying that the babies don't come any earlier than 32 weeks (mid July). I am trying to be super flexible with my delivery options because with twins you really can't call the shots. I just want them to be healthy and safe. I would prefer to stay away from a C section but it's ultimately up to them!
|shirt from 3 little monkeys, shorts by jessica simpson sold at mother hood maternity|
Blair is ready for the big sister thing! She practices with her dirty baby all the time and loves kissing my belly. She matter-of-factly told me the other day that I had four butts. Baby boy, Baby girl, my left cheek, and my right cheek. I was like, "Come on! My buns don't count for two yet!" She thinks otherwise...
Have a good weekend, friends!