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Pregnancy Ultrasound #15

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At 36 weeks, 5 days we had the 36-week routine ultrasound through the radiology department. The ultrasound tech either a.) didn’t speak much English, b.) was extremely precise and got exact measurements, or c.) wasn’t sure what she was doing … Continue reading

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Expecting Multiples Class

So Molly and I went to a class geared for parents expecting multiples. It was put on by Molly’s health insurance/medical provider, it was free, and we figured we might as well go if they really have two full hours … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Ultrasound #6

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Today we had our 20-week ultrasound (today is 19 weeks, 3 days gestational age). This ultrasound was performed by radiology, as opposed to in the doctor’s office, and it is often called the “anatomy scan,” because it is the first … Continue reading

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Old Lasts / New Firsts

At 17 weeks, 4 days pregnant, we’ve reached the 4-month mark, as counted from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP, August 21st). If you count a month as about 4.5 weeks (for 40 weeks in a 9 … Continue reading

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Nuchal Translucency Screening

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At 12 weeks, 6 days pregnant with twins, this morning we had our first prenatal screening test – the Nuchal Translucency (NT) screening ultrasound. The NT is performed between 11 and 14 weeks (gestational age), and it is an ultrasound … Continue reading

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Official Prenatal Appointment #1 / Pregnancy Ultrasound #3

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At 9 weeks, 4 days pregnant with twins, we had the first official prenatal appointment of the pregnancy (up until now we had just been seen at the fertility center). We expected them to just take a history, because we … Continue reading

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Try #7 – Pregnancy Test #3 (hCG Blood Test)

The beta-hCG pregnancy test (a blood test) today was 336 mIU/ml (normal range at this point is 5-426 mIU/ml). This is great news! Of course, I immediately consulted BetaBase and saw this is pretty much right on target for being … Continue reading