Week 18 Twin Sonogram

14 Jan

Matt and I were so excited to get our Week 18 sonogram images a few days ago. Our clinic in Mumbai e-mailed us many images (including head, heart, spine, liver, arms, hands, feet, etc.), along with a quick report summarizing everything.

A few images:

Week 18 twin sonogram new dads on the block

Hello, twins! Check out their two little heads (above). It took me a couple viewings, but then I took a closer look at our baby on the right and saw that you can clearly make out eyes, nose, and lips. AMAZING!

Week 18 twin sonogram arm new dads on the block

Week 18 twin sonogram foot new dads on the block

The accompanying sonogram report is comforting in its very business-as-usual findings:

Dichorionic twin live pregnancy is seen. Twin peak sign and separating membrane is seen. Two placenta are seen along the fundal anterior and posterior wall. No obvious anatomical anomalies are seen. Normal  fetal cardiac activity and fetal biophysical profile in both fetuses.

Altogether, music to expectant dads’ ears.

may 11Our clinic tells us to expect a twin gestation of about 35 weeks, so now that we’re at Week 18, that means we’re officially half-way through. (!) If the babies were to gestate exactly 35 weeks, that would mean delivery on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Of course, they could be born before or after that date, but May 11 is our working, “bookmarked” due date at this point.

117 days and counting.

It’s crazy to think that in four months’ time, those little heads in the images above–sent to us electronically from 7,000 miles and many time zones away–will actually be cradled in our arms and preparing to come home with us to New York City.

“Excited” and “looking forward to it” barely begins to explain it. 😉

–Josh

8 Responses to “Week 18 Twin Sonogram”

  1. Stacy January 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Wow excited could one auntie Stacy possibly be. I already consider them adorable, sweet and perfect. 🙂

  2. Jerry Mahoney January 19, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    Those sonogram pictures sure make everything real, don’t they? So exciting!

  3. Trysilfjell January 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    It is great to follow you process! Conggratulations! I’m about 2 months after you and living in Norway. Can I ask you if you got the fix date 11th May for birth from the clinic? Good luck for the coming time!

    • newdadsontheblock January 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

      Hi Bjørn! Congrats to you as well! Our clinic told us to plan on about 35 weeks of gestation. From our date of conception, that puts us at May 11. More recently our clinic emailed us and estimated May 10-16, so we’re still right in that window. Are you using a clinic in Mumbai as well? All the best to you!

      • Trysilfjell January 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

        Hi, Thank you! I’m using the same clinic as you:-) . I hope to get at date/period fixed after 18 weeks report.

      • newdadsontheblock January 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

        Oh, wonderful! Great to know yet another Rotunda dad. 🙂 We got our date from the clinic around the 18-week sonogram as well. We just got a DVD of that ultrasound as well. Amazing to see the twins moving around and see that they’re healthy and developing normally. It was a moving, awe-inspiring experience.

      • Trysilfjell January 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

        Great! Were you also able to see the gender (even indian doctors are not allowed to say)? I’ll get this in a month or so… Looking forward to that.

      • newdadsontheblock January 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

        A note comes with the DVD saying the gender was not determined by anyone in India (as that is the law in the country). However, it may be possible that the sonogram DVD you receive could, to a trained eye, reveal gender.

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