Babies update #7

Praise the Lord with us! Our ultrasound this afternoon went smoothly! Both babies are measuring great and they both weigh in at a hefty 8 ounces! The technician we had also did our ultrasound back in May when we went in for a second opinion on our precious Micah. She remembered us right away and was excited to see us again, this time for a good outcome.

Our tech's name is Stacy and she said she would probably be seeing us about every month for check ups on the babies. She did an excellent job and even cracked some jokes with Jacob who was making me laugh and as a result, making the images on screen all jiggly. It was really a fun appointment as we got to see all sorts of things about our babies.

Baby A is head down and Baby B is head up, although that will most likely change over the next few months. My placentas are both on top and possibly fused together, she was unable to tell for sure. We even saw Baby B kicking at Baby A's head. :) They are both so close together they could probably snuggle each other.

Both of their brains looked great. She measured all sorts of things about their brains like the cerebellum and then some other words I don't remember. Everything checked out great! Each baby's bladder, kidneys, diaphram, stomach, and heart were also measured and recorded. It was really neat to see each of the four chambers of the heart pumping away and providing life to our little ones. The tech also measured their leg and arm bones as well as the amount of fluid in each babies sack.

We saw arms, legs, feet, and little hands all moving around. We even brought our video camera to capture some of the action for fun. Thankfully she was able to see both babies' gender and neither of them were shy about it. We are very excited about knowing more about our babies. I can now see why some find out the gender before birth. It's pretty fun!

We are enjoying the news to ourselves for a few days and then we'll share it with our family over Thanksgiving. A perfect time to give thanks for the blessings God has given us through our kids.

Again, we thank you for the continued prayers for us and our little ones. We daily give them back to the Lord because we know that they are a precious gift and not anything we deserve to have. What a treasure to be able to get pregnant and experience life growing inside me. I do not deserve it nor do I take it for granted. We love these babies for as long as God gives them to us. And we are so thankful for such a gift!!

Stay tuned for our big announcement!

Comments

Rebecca said…
Wow, sounds like you have a really great tech, especially to remember you & your story from Micah. Enjoy your big news & may He bless you as you celebrate it with your families.

:>)
Elaine said…
Absolutely amazing!!!! As a reader, I can't wait to find out the sex of the babies! And always uplifting prayers for the 4 of you!
Meg Serna said…
Very exciting :) enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!
Linds said…
PRAISE THE LORD!!! GREAT NEWS! And, just to make you giggle (and maybe a sigh of relief too) I dreamed last night that you went in for your ultrasound, and everything was great, except that you had 5-- yes, FIVE-- babies, not 2! LOL. I dreamed you wrote a post about babies A, B, C, D & E :) Now THAT would've been a surprise for us ALL!
Stacee said…
I'm dying to know what the gender is! SO happy that the twins are doing well!!!
Katy said…
Awesome news, can't wait to hear more!
Oh, I am definitely praising the Lord with you!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing with us, we are so thrilled to be able to "enjoy" every bit of this blessed pregnancy with you!!! ;)

Liz
Jesslyn said…
We will stay tuned, anxiously awaiting the news! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God is Good!!!
Mary said…
Wonderful!!! I can't wait for the "gender reveal" :) What a special Thanksgiving this will be for y'all! God bless!!!
Laura said…
So thankful for a great report about the babies! I have been thinking about you. Hope your time together to soak in the news about what team you are on is a sweet time. I can't wait to hear!

Sending love to all
Emily said…
Ack, the suspense is killing me! How long are you going to be in Little Rock? We're in California right now. Hopefully we'll be back before you leave. I'd love to see you.
Anonymous said…
Whaaahooo!! Praising God you had such a great experience with your unltasound & the babies are thriving!! Continued prayers...excited about the gender news to come! Love you guys! Gary & Donna
Wendi Cupp said…
Becca, so fun reading this update! Glad your ultrasound went well and we're on the edge of our seat to know the gender! Have fun telling your families and hope your Thanksgiving in AR is a blast! I hear you're ALL going to be together! :) How fun! Love you and continuing to pray over you guys. Big hugs.
Anonymous said…
PTL!!!!!!! What wonderful news to see both babies doing well. I know you dont know me but I pray for you and your babies often.
Kristin said…
Yea!!!! What a good report. Will check back in after Thanksgiving for your big news. Can hardly wait to find out who Bob and Astrid really are.
Carrie said…
Looking forward to hearing the big announcement!

I just found your blog today- looked it up after I heard your parents talking about your daughter on a podcast that I was listening to. Your faith is very inspiring, thanks for sharing with us here.
aemeissner said…
I just finished reading your book tonight. It took me two nights. About three weeks ago (Oct 31) I lost my Molly Grace. All I had with her were the nine months of pregnancy. I wept as I read your book. At the end I just needed to find out if you had gotten pregnant yet. I am thrilled to see that you are pregnant with twins! I will pray for you as you await the arrival of you little ones.
Katy said…
Happy Thanksgiving, a day late! I'm just checking back to see if you posted anything about the babies, I can't wait to find out their sex!
Jessica said…
I'm so excited that things are progressing well for you and your little ones! Can't wait to hear the news on the gender(s)!! I hope you had a fabulous time with family this Thanksgiving!

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