Baby Ticker

March, 2005

Halfway There

Bernard @ March 28, 2005, 11:26 pm -- [Week 20, Day 0]

Today is the halfway point for a full forty-week pregnancy. Twins have a tendency to come early, but there’s no real reason this pregnancy can’t go to forty weeks. I thought I would just list a few highlights on what’s going on in the pregnancy at this point. Agnes hasn’t felt any kicking yet. There […]

A Conversation on the Airplane

Bernard @ March 20, 2005, 9:32 pm -- [Week 18, Day 6]

Agnes and I were flying back from Houston today and we were sitting behind two rows of kids that were all together. There were three girls sitting together in one row and and one boy who was sitting with two women who were these kids’ mothers. The kids were all around 6 or 7 years […]

Our Nineteen-Week Appointment

Bernard @ March 18, 2005, 9:18 pm -- [Week 18, Day 4]

Last Friday we had our 19-week appointment with the OB. This was our first visit after telling the perinatologist that we had changed our minds about having the amniocentesis. She said that it was a very reasonable decision to change our minds. I think she’s giving us more flexibility in our decisions (and therefore less […]

Identical or Fraternal?

Bernard @ March 14, 2005, 4:45 pm -- [Week 18, Day 0]

Over the course of this pregnancy we’ve been given different guesses at whether our twins are going to be identical or fraternal. We thought it would be good to explain what each of these types of twins is and why it may be difficult to tell if our twins are identical or fraternal. Identical twins […]

Publishing Our Pregnancy Blog

Bernard @ March 8, 2005, 2:01 pm -- [Week 17, Day 1]

We’ve decided it’s far enough into the pregnancy that we feel comfortable publishing our pregnancy blog. We’ve been writing for a little while, but we hadn’t made the pages publicly available until today. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with this blog, you can start here and then navigate from one entry […]

Visit to the Perinatologist

Agnes @ March 7, 2005, 10:15 pm -- [Week 17, Day 0]

Today, we went to a perinatology center to have a detailed ultrasound and amniocentesis. A perinatologist is someone who specializes in maternal-fetal health and often deals with complicated or relatively risky pregnancies. The perinatologist, however, managed to convince us not to have the amnio. It turns out that having a prior molar pregnancy doesn’t really […]