Today we had our first 3D ultrasound. They say to wait until at least 24 weeks to do a 3D ultrasound, because before then the facial features aren’t as pronounced and are more difficult to see. When we first talked about doing a 3D ultrasound, it felt like we’d never get to 24 weeks…and now we’re at 26 weeks, 2 days already!
What a treat it was so be in a super nice, comfortable, and relaxing environment with a high quality ultrasound machine, with one, nice person doing the ultrasound who was actually invested in getting good photos. I guess you get what you pay for. Similar to our last ultrasound in the doctor’s office, today Baby A was head up with a heart rate of 140 beats/min, and Baby B was head down with a heart rate of 148. Let’s hope Baby A turns around and stays that way if we want to have any kind of shot at a vaginal birth!
For the entire first part of the scan, Baby B was kicking Baby A right in the face and ear. Then for the second part of the scan, Baby A had hir butt right on top of Baby B’s face. As silly as it was, I found myself trying to count their little fingers when they brought their hands up to their faces. I’m sure I’ll do the same as soon as they’re born. Seeing their faces and little arms and legs really made this whole thing even more real. Not that it hasn’t been real before now, because it certainly has! But to just realize…yep, there’s two babies in there, and yep, chances are extremely good at this point that we’re actually going to take two babies home from the hospital. It’s really amazing, and I feel like the luckiest person alive to be starting a family with the soulmate I found at such a young age.
Even at 26 weeks, they already look so crowded in there! I can’t imagine what it’s going to look like when we go for our second (of two) 3D ultrasounds in about a month. We got a ton of photos and a 30-minute video of the entire process. Here’s just a sampling of the photos. In the photos of Baby B, the line below/across Baby B’s mouth is the thin membrane that separates the twins.