The big baby reveal was yesterday, and I swear, I didn’t think I was going to make it through the night because I was just so excited about it! Knowing just makes things so much different, almost like it’s more real. For me, anyway, once we know the sex I feel like I start to identify with my babies as people rather than just some alien beings residing inside of my body.
I wasn’t a fan of our ultrasound tech. She wasn’t nasty, per se, but she had no personality. When she did speak, it was quiet and monotone. She kept telling me that these babies sure were sideways, and I didn’t know if she was complaining or making a joke because there was no inflection to her speech. She was thorough and efficient though as she briskly stated “Baby A is a little girl.” and then 15 minutes later “And Baby B is a boy.” At one point she had me lying on my side for a better look at B, and she spent a crazy amount of time looking at his heart to the point where I was starting to panic. She said nothing to worry about though, and when the doctor came in to review, he confirmed the sexes and that everyone and everything looks perfectly normal. Ed liked him quite a bit, but I was disappointed it wasn’t my favorite old OB. She was the one to reveal the sexes of the other 3, so I thought it would be fun if she was there. Grand scheme though, no big.
The doctor asked me whether twins run in my family…so that was nice. (eyeroll) He shared some things we already knew–that twins come on average 4-5 weeks early. I shared my theory that we might be ok since the other babies were so large that things were nice and roomy for the twins to grow. He said I may very well have some 7lb twins, but to really not count on my theory because that has not been his experience.
This of course has Ed freaking out about potential February babies.
But anyway! One of each!! It is so exciting! Boy Baby is a little bit bigger than his sister already. They are kind of lying perpendicular to each other. It is sort of odd. We go back for another growth scan in 5 weeks.
I really enjoyed seeing shots of their profiles. Maybe all babies look the same in utero, I don’t know. All of my babies distinctly show Ed’s lips and my nose though. Baby B, the boy baby on the top…already looks just like Eddie in there. It’s uncanny. We didn’t get a great shot of Baby A, because she NEVER stops moving. I can see it though.
So now, we need to start thinking about names–Ed and I both decided we feel like going back to square 1. And other things like where they are going to sleep. And shopping!! I can’t wait to start shopping!
I really am just so excited. Another boy! Another girl! I will have 2 boys and 3 girls! Can you even believe it?