Wednesday, May 18, 2011

7 weeks 1 day - Ultrasound #2

Gosh it is amazing how quickly babies grow!!!!  Today was our 2nd ultrasound and both babies have  doubled in size from last week.  The tech was able to measure both heartbeats this time  Baby A was 113 and Baby B was 119.  According to says that they are right on track!!!! yay!

Week 7 - Gestational Age (Fetal Age 5 weeks)

Generally from 6 ½ -7 weeks is the time when a heartbeat can be detected and viability can be assessed. A normal heartbeat at 6-7 weeks would be 90-110 beats per minute. The presence of an embryonic heartbeat is an assuring sign of the health of the pregnancy. Once a heartbeat is detected, the chance of the pregnancy continuing ranges from 70-90% dependent on what type of ultrasound is used.

We go back next Wednesday for our final ultrasound with our Fertility doc so looking forward to seeing how much they grow and change - it is truly amazing to watch!

So I called my Insurance today to find out if they would cover a Nutritionist Consult and for a $20 co-pay - they cover 100%! FINALLY!!!!! They didn't cover ANY of our meds or treatment so it's about time they start paying for our pregnancy!!!! I go tomorrow at 12:30 to meet with a Nutritionist to review my diet and give me suggestions on how much and what I need to be eating to make healthy twins....I know it is different from a singleton and I need 600 extra calories a day - but that is a lot of calories! I feel like I am eating constantly and although I have been eating I have actually dropped 2 pounds in the past couple of weeks. I have been doing a food journal the past week so she can review what i am eating and give me tips on how to avoid gestational diabetes and hopefully carry them to term.  That is the goal. 

Finch and I are off on Friday morning to go celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary - we have been together 4 years total and are very excited to run away for the weekend!!!! We are off to our favorite camping spot - Seneca Rocks, WV!  If you haven't been there - it is a must - absolutely beautiful!  No cell phone computer access...... Almost Heaven WV!! Love it!!!  Happy Anniversary on May 21st to my amazing wife - so happy to be on this journey with you!


  1. So exciting! I can't wait for our ultrasound next week!

  2. Sounds like everything is going well for you all. Hope you have a wonderful getaway! Enjoy all the couple time you can get before your beautiful miracles arrive :)

  3. congrats and welcome to the world of gay parenting!! Its amazing..minus all the stares we get!!! Im jealous, I want twins!!!