Today I am 8 weeks and 5days, and the babies are each just slightly over 2 cm or about .8 inches. The first thing that popped into my head was that they must look kind of like gummy bears right now! Oversized heads, little arm and leg buds, and around an inch!! So are my gummy bears boys or girls?? We won't know for at least 6-7 more weeks! Can't wait!!
Here is Baby A today--not sure if it was the same Baby A as the last sonogram. I'm really not sure how this works...maybe some moms of twins can fill me in on that? Do you establish who is where in the uterus at a certain point, or do they just always call the first one they see Baby A? Just curious! =) Anyway...Baby A was 2.08 cm and had a wonderful heartbeat of 167 beats! It was so fun to actually hear the sweet little hearbeat today instead of just see it! Its head is on the right side, with the tummy and legs to the left. Imagine it is laying on its left side and you're seeing a profile. the round shape underneath is what is left of the yolk sac. This will disappear completely once the placenta fully takes over. You can kind of see the umbilical cord in the lower left corner. Here is Baby B...2.11 cm and its heartbeat was 176 beats. It is also laying on its left side, but the head is down a little lower than Baby A. The little dot behind its back is the yolk sac. I love how the sonographer put "Hi Mommy & Daddy!" on them too!!
This last picture is a shot down at the tops of their heads close together with a yolk sac in between. By this time we'd already seen the membrane/amniotic sacs so we knew they were safe in their own cocoons, but it was so cute because even though they are in different sacs, they are laying close together! It is like they don't want to be far apart!! Right now their heads are still developing, so they are kind of elongated. The last few pictures are kind of blurry and some have weird reflections on them. These are the ones that she kept for my file and we didn't get copies of. But while I was getting dressed, she left them in the room, so of course we took pictures of them with our iphone! =) We just wanted to have them so we could see the sacs...
The first one is one baby from the side, head on top, with the umbilical cord attatching to the placenta. If you look at the top of the dark space, you see a white line...that is this baby's amniotic sac boundary.
Here is the other baby, and you can faintly make out the white line showing its amniotic sac as well.
This last one she did a side by side of both babies, and I just thought it was cute to have...even blurry! =)