Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Week 12: 4 Legs, 4 Arms

12 weeks:
Right now our babies are 6cm long, about the size of a lime. Their reflexes are functioning and their digestive tracts are active. While their brains are still growing, the components now have the same structure they'll have at birth. Their eyes have moved closer together and the ears are right where they should be. Their fingers will soon begin to open and close, toes will curl and their mouths will make sucking movements. If I press on my belly (like our scan this morning) they will squirm, but it's too early for me to feel it.

We had our NT scan this morning. It was so incredible to see those lil' guys (or girls) moving around. They were so active until we needed them to move, then they just laid there! Everything looks great. They are on schedule for 12 weeks (which is today). Their heartbeats are strong. They measured the fluid in their necks for Downs and the numbers look great! We got a few pictures, no video this time. We'll be sure to get video at our 18w scan.

From some angles you could see the tiny bones in their hands, their ears and their spinal cords. It's just completely surreal to think those little lives are in my belly! We're so happy and relieved that everything looks great so far. Here are some pictures from today:

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Yay! Babymoon

After much time trying to decide just where to go, we've booked 3 nights in Montreal! We'll be driving to Niagara Falls, staying the night and then taking a train to Montreal. I found a great B&B in Montreal. We'll be starting our little moon Sunday, July 6th. I really wanted to get away before the babies come and well before I'm too big to enjoy myself :)