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A Journey (part 15)--- Weeks 13-16 with twins

10 July 2014

I'm going to copy and paste a few entries from the past several weeks of my pregnancy. If you'd like to read more about our journey towards expanding our family, you can do so here.

Today is June 23, 2014. 

I can't wait to find out if we are having two girls or two boys or one of each...but that is still several weeks away. In the mean time, I have been doing a few of the gender (myth) tests just for fun! Here are my results:
Both babies have high heart rates: Girls
Supposedly complexion looks worse with girls and better with boys...but mine stayed the same: Boy/Girl
Craving both sweet and salty: Boy/Girl
Increase in hair growth: Boys
Baby's dad lost weight: Girls
Chest size grows significantly bigger: Boys
Wedding ring on a string swings in circles: Girls
Chinese calendar: Boy/Girl Which I find CRAZY! Here is a screenshot for proof:
The Nub theory: According to this theory baby B is a girl, and we couldn't tell on baby A.
This is probably the most accurate of all of the tests. Supposedly between weeks 11-13 the gender of both boys and girls looks very similar (like a nub) but the difference is a boy's nub is angled up by more than 30 degrees and a girls nub is more flat and often times forked at the end. You can read more about that theory here. So our ultrasound technician says that Baby B looks like a girl, but she couldn't get a good picture of baby A's nub to tell.
Baby A's nub is not pictured. Baby B's nub is pretty flat and slightly forked at the end

So as you can see, I had mixed results which means boy/girl twins according to the myths....which is what I've personally been thinking all along! However, Jared is leaning towards thinking it is two girls, and that is making me sway a little. If it's not a boy and a girl, I think it will be two girls as well. For whatever reason, I really don't think it will be two boys, but of course I will love whatever we get! I can't wait to find out so I can start planning!!


Today is June 29, 2014:
How far along? 15 weeks
How big are each of the babies? About 4 inches or the size of an orange.

Maternity clothes: All of my pants are maternity. My shirts are a mix between normal and maternity.

Genders: We find out near the end of July...I'm dying to know!

Symptoms: For the most part, I've been feeling good! I'm starting to feel some little movement flutters (not kicks yet). Both of the placentas are posterior so I wonder if that is why I'm feeling movement earlier... or I guess the fact that this is my third pregnancy and there are two babies in there. I've also started having some minor ligament pain (SPD).

Cravings/aversions: I'm not a huge fan of bananas or meat this pregnancy. However, I LOVE peanut butter, and fruit.

Best moment of the week: A complete stranger had the guts to ask me if I'm having a girl or boy!
July 6, 2014. 16 weeks with twins.

Today is July 8, 2014. Today, I had my routine 16 week appointment. A nurse walked into the room with a doppler to hear the babies' heartbeats. I was excited, because this was our first time hearing the heartbeats with regular doppler (the previous times we heard their hearts beating was via ultrasound combo)

She put the doppler on my stomach. We heard nothing. She tried again. Nothing. I was starting to panic at this point. There are supposed to be TWO babies in there, and she can't find a single heartbeat? I began to fear the worst. She tried a third time to find a heartbeat. Silence. After several minutes of trying she said: "Let me go see if I can get you in for a quick ultrasound. I can't see what's going on in there." and left the room.

At this point I was bawling my eyes out and nearly hyperventilating. Jared held my hand and told me that it was going to be okay, and we both said a million silent prayers that it would be.

The lady that did our ultrasound was the same one that did our 12 week NT scan. She said "I remember you... you're the one with twins! They're probably just hiding in there, let's find those heartbeats."

Still a nervous wreck at this point, she spent an ENTIRE minute trying to figure out which one was baby A and which one was baby B. Meanwhile, I'm a crying emotional mess and I yelled in my head "Who cares which is baby A or B.... just tell me if they are alive for goodness sakes!"

She finally decided which baby was which and showed me that they both had heartbeats. I cautiously allowed myself to feel better, but wanted to actually hear their heartbeats to believe it. First we heard baby A's heartbeat. 143. Music to my ears! Then we heard baby B's heartbeat. 152. Excellent! I had heard their heartbeats, and could see them moving around, alive and well. I was more than satisfied and beyond grateful for healthy babies.

Then she said: "Would you like to know the genders?"

Jared and I simultaneously replied: "YES we do!!" be continued...

What do you think?!

What do you think the genders are?
Boy and Boy
Girl and Girl
Boy and Girl
Poll Maker


  1. Tell us, tell us!! I'm thinking boy/girl.

  2. PS You're a jerk! Why do you always make me wait?!?! I am no good at this.
    PPS I'm super glad that everything is ok. I hate the horrible sinking when they can't find a heartbeat and to have to deal with that for more than 10 seconds...I don't know how you do it.

  3. I would always worry about that! And hold my breath until I heard my baby's heartbeat! It can really make you an emotional wreck! I'm excited to find out what your having!!!!

  4. whew---what a ride! I'm glad I wasn't there and was spared all the 'can't find the heart-beats' stuff! Whew!


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