Saturday, July 17, 2010

23 Weeks Update

The latest 3D pictures of the boys I should remind everyone are still ultrasound pictures so some of their faces or body parts look a little distorted because the ultrasound waves are traversing other body parts, umbilical cords and of course me. So don't expect camera perfect pictures.

So I'm glad to see the boys look like babies now! We had 3D pictures done at 14 weeks and quite honestly they looked like creatures from outer space.

They are weighing in at about 1lb and 6oz each, so they gained about 6oz in two weeks. As for me I'm doing ok but my cervix, which they check every two weeks as well, shorten a little. It is still in the normal range but since it did shorten a bit the doctor told me to cut back my activity by 50%. So I've got to be a good couch potato from now on, but at least I'm still not officially on bed rest.

The boys lately have been really really active. 20 minutes don't go by without someone moving or kicking or sliding. Yesterday they were quite distracting all day long. I couldn't hardly concentrate at work because they were causing such a fuss. They also like to do this thing that feels really creepy, I imagine they are griping onto me and sliding around in their. It's kind of like when you accidentally swallow something that you haven't fully chewed and it kind of scrapes your throat as it goes down. They do it all the time and I think it's their technique for switching positions. It's hard for me to believe that there are three babies in there but it's even more crazy that they can actually move around so much. They are in totally different positions than two weeks ago. Baby A and C are "presenting," their heads are pointing down and Baby B is lying horizontally with his head on my left side and feet at my right.

So who do you think the boys look like?



Jonalyn said...

Yay! They look like real babies now! Those 3-D images take some getting used to, but it's very cool to see their little faces. :) I don't know ... I want to say they look like Phil. Hard to say!

Janet said...

They are adorable. The pictures remind me of Michaelangelo sculptures with the faces coming out of the carrara marble. I think they look like Philip -- but time will tell for sure. Glad they are doing so well.

Anonymous said...

I am with Janet on this one: the boys do look like their daddy already and they are the work of the greatest artist ever. They are precious, and beautiful!

Ashley d said...

They are amazing! So special! The first pic looks like he's practicing nursing. I read babies tend to look like their dad more during their first two years.

Tati said...

very cool! I think they kinda look like phil's baby pic you guys posted :)