Thursday, November 23, 2006

And the Million Dollars Goes to...

Mr. Green - and he's going to need it because we are having twin girls!!! Yesterday morning we headed off to the hospital at 8:30 am nervously anticipating what the ultrasound would show. Both of our mothers were in tow and did they ever get a shock shortly after we entered the US (ultrasound) room. The first image we saw looked very similar to this!

At this point there was much screaming, gasping, and eyes glued to the US screen! The rest of the US took about an hour. We got to see all kinds of action, thumb sucking, stretching, etc. The US technician pointed out their bladders, four chambered hearts, genitals, hands, feet, etc. The girls are more than likely fratneral twins since they are each in their own sac. Here are some other pictures for you to enjoy!

We still haven't fully adjusted to the idea that there really are two in there! Our minds are reeling with images of two cribs, two carseats, a double stroller, double the diapers, and of course double the love and immense gratitude for such an incredible blessing! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your families - and Alex would like to add for those of you not in America - Happy Thursday!

Monday, November 20, 2006

If I had a million dollars

Two days and counting until the all important ultrasound! Alex is having multiple dreams about no! I cannot even imagine what life would be like with four newborns all under my care. I'm sure you manage if you get so "blessed", but I'm thinking one baby is going to a big enough challenge for now. I asked Alex if he had an opportunity to win 1,000,000 dollars - and all he had to do was correctly guess what and how many we were having before the ultrasound - his bet is on twins! My million dollar guess is one very LARGE boy! : ) Apparently to those of you who have seen me...I'm big (bellywise - not I've been chowing down at a buffetwise) than most pregnant women they've seen who are 17 weeks. I just keep thinking, one very large boy, one very large boy, one very....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

20.5 centimeters! Hum....

The suspense is building...two weeks to go until our ultrasound. We are very excited to find out the sex of our baby...or should I say...possibly...babies! : ) Don't get too excited just yet, we are only hearing one heartbeat, but at my 16 week visit today I measure 5 extra centimeters. (You are suppose to be one centimeter for every week you are pregnant. If you measure larger they begin to wonder about twins.) It's fun to have the additional excitement. We'll know more the day before Thanksgiving. Either way, it will be a thrill to see the first pictures of whomever is inside there!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Happy Halloween

Alex was a good sport and let me "make him over" Indian style for a Halloween party at a friend's house! The turban took on many forms through out the night...towards the end it had disintegrated into looking like a lame French beret or flattened chef's hat! It was fun to get to use my Indian clothing from my study abroad experience in college. Hope you had a fun holiday as well.