Baby Ticker

February, 2005

Requesting Recommendations

Bernard @ February 28, 2005, 2:06 pm -- [Week 16, Day 0]

Today is the first day of the sixteenth week of the pregnancy. We’re starting to think about what kind of things we will need once the babies arrive and we’re hoping to get some recommendations. It would be great if people used the “comments” at the bottom of this post to give their opinions. If […]

Our Fourteen-Week Appointment

Agnes @ February 18, 2005, 8:33 pm -- [Week 14, Day 4]

February 16th was my fourteen week visit to the obstetrician. Basically just a routine check-up. They check my weight, my urine for sugar and protein, my blood pressure, and my doctor does an ultrasound. One difference this time was that the ultrasound was transabdominal as opposed to transvaginal. As you can see, the picture is […]

Raising Twins — Who’s Older?

Bernard @ February 16, 2005, 11:00 am -- [Week 14, Day 2]

One of the early questions that we had about raising twins was if we should tell them (and other people) which of them is older. We’ve found that people definitely have expectations and preconceptions of how different children act when they are the oldest, the youngest, etc.. What we didn’t know is if this extends […]

End of the First Trimester

Bernard @ February 13, 2005, 9:55 pm -- [Week 13, Day 6]

Today is the last day of the first trimester of our pregnancy. I asked Agnes why a pregnancy is split into trimesters (as opposed to halves, quarters, or whatever). Agnes said that the first trimester is really about embryogenesis. Within the first trimester, we should be referring to them as embryos and all of the […]

Some Advice from Friends

Bernard @ February 9, 2005, 5:27 pm -- [Week 13, Day 2]

This past weekend we met up with some friends from high school, a couple of whom have had kids pretty recently. We made our announcement that we’re expecting twins and instantly we started getting lots of information about what we can expect once they arrive. Basically we’ve been getting two reactions when we tell people […]

Our Ten-Week Appointment

Bernard @ February 7, 2005, 10:24 am -- [Week 13, Day 0]

When Agnes called me after the 8-week appointment, I couldn’t tell what she was thinking. At that appointment we were just making sure that we didn’t have another molar pregnancy on our hands. I could tell that Agnes wasn’t upset, but there was something more she wasn’t saying. I couldn’t figure out what was going […]

Finding Out We’re Expecting Twins

Agnes @ February 6, 2005, 9:13 pm -- [Week 12, Day 6]

Our first obstetrics appointment was in early January 2005. My gestational age was 8 weeks and 2 days. Bernard was in Chicago so I left work early and went by myself. We were especially nervous about this appointment because in October 2003, we found out that I was carrying a molar pregnancy. I won’t go […]

Finding Out We’re Expecting

Agnes @ February 5, 2005, 8:22 pm -- [Week 12, Day 5]

(I asked Agnes to write about the night she found out she was pregnant. This happened back in December. — Bernard) I was on-call the night I found out I was pregnant. Taking advantage of a brief lull between patients, Bernard and I were chatting on the phone, talking about how I was feeling. I […]

Another Late Night Snack

Bernard @ February 4, 2005, 10:34 am -- [Week 12, Day 4]

Last night Agnes and I once again got up in the middle of the night for a snack. This one was at 3:00 am. I was awake because I had fallen asleep before getting ready for bed, and I had gotten up to shower, floss and brush my teeth. Agnes was awake because she needed […]

Finally Starting the Blog

Bernard @ February 3, 2005, 11:50 pm -- [Week 12, Day 3]

Okay, we really don’t have a good excuse for how long it’s taken us to start this blog about our pregnancy. We don’t really intend on linking this page into the rest of our site until around week 17 or 18 or so, but the point is that I should have been writing all this […]