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Monday, 21 December 2009

Update is in! + pics







Today we received our latest update and everything is going well. Both babes are doing absolutely fine, and mrs. N is also doing fine, all though she has large babies to carry!

We are both totally excited now we're almost there. A is in Bangkok at the moment and he rang me a dozen times over the weekend. It all comes down to being scared and freakin' happy at the same time. We also received a couple of scans, but only one out of the ten pictures was clear enough to see a baby which was sucking his/her thumb.. we hope (s)he will carry on doing so after birth:)

I was really hoping for clear pics but they were mostly a blur to be honest. However, I've uploaded a few images and if anyone can figure out what gender they are; feel free to guess in your comments!

Fingers crossed for uneventful pregnancies! Enjoy your holidays, we definitely will enjoy our last Christmas without our babes! Can't wait for next year.

REAL TIME USG OF THE GRAVID UTERUS REVEALS:

A twin, live intrauterine pregnancy with both foetuses in cephalic presentation is noted.

Foetal cardiac activity and limb movements are observed. FHR1: 135 B/M. FHR2: 140 B/M

Two placentae are seen. One is along the anterior wall and one along the posterior wall.

They show grade 2 maturity. There is no evidence of placenta previa.

Liquour is adequate. A membrane is seen separating the two foetuses.

The lower uterine segment is normal. There is no evidence of incompetent os.

The cervical length is 3.6 cm.

Various foetal parameters are as follows:

(FOETUS 1 RIGHT SIDE – CEPHALIC) (FOETUS 2 LEFT SIDE - CEPHALIC)

BPD 1

8.1 cm.

32.6 Weeks.

BPD 2

7.0 cm.

28.2 Weeks.

HC 1

29.6 cm.

32.5 Weeks.

HC 2

27.2 cm.

29.5 Weeks.

AC 1

27.3 cm.

31.3 Weeks.

AC 2

24.4 cm.

28.5 Weeks.

FL 1

5.9 cm.

31.1 Weeks.

FL 2

5.5 cm.

29.0 Weeks.

FL/AC1

22 % NO IUGR.

EBW1: 1789 gm.

FL/AC2

22 % NO IUGR.

EBW2: 1300 gm.

Following foetal organs (both the foetuses) are well visualized and do not show any obvious abnormality.

* Spine * Brain *4C Heart *Kidneys * Stomach * Bladder *3 Vessel cord

* Eyes * Nose * Upper limbs * Lower limbs.

It should be noted that because of foetal movements, position and quantity of liquour all the foetal organs may not be visualized optimally in one scan.

IMPRESSION: A DICHORIONIC, LIVE, TWIN PREGNANCY WITH BOTH FOETUSES IN CEPHALICBold

PRESENTATION.

BY ET, THE GA IS 28 W. 2 D. EDD: 13.3.10.

BY USG, THE GA1 IS 32 W. 0 D. --- LARGE FOR DATE.

BY USG, THE GA2 IS 29 W. 0 D.

4 comments:

Tigerlilycat said...

Baby 1 is definitely bigger, but very interesting that they have such similar heart rates - so I'm guessing you have two of the same sex.

Remember that baby development is based on gestational age and not gestational weight, so try to keep them in until they're at least 32 weeks gestational age (ignore their weights) as there's a lot less lung problems from then on. Our goal was 34 weeks, and the boys were delivered at 34 weeks and 1 day.

Still think you're going to be dads sooner than you think... :)


Lisa

Niels and Alexander said...

Hi Lisa,
I agree, from the beginning I have felt that they are from the same sex (I think they are boys). Are the heart rates similar to the heart rates of your boys at this stage?
I know, lung development is the most important one, and we really hope they'll make it to 35 weeks! But with the rate they are still growing, there will be a point I guess when there just isn't enough room in there anymore.

Johnny and Darren said...

What a fantastic post just prior to Christmas. And I love how clear your U/S photos are.

We are very excited for you both and wish you all the best for the holidays.

Merry Christmas

Doug R said...

that second shot is amazing. soooooo exciting!