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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 time. Today is week 12, day 4, and we’ve known that Agnes is pregnant since she took a home pregnancy test around week 4.

The big news of course is that Agnes is pregnant! And it’s twins! :-)

There is a lot to catch up on, and I won’t try doing it all at once. We will catch up with what happened in the past over the remainder of the pregnancy. For now, it’s probably worth mentioning that the babies are due in mid-August. We don’t know the sex of either of them yet, but we’ll probably find out. And yes, the twins were a major shock to us, but Agnes’ Dad does have twin sisters.

Here are two pictures from the ultrasound we had at the 8 week mark.

left fetus right fetus

You can see that each fetus is in its own gestational sac which shows up as the dark area around the fetus. That means that they are most likely fraternal twins (not identical). There is still a 25% chance that they are identical and that the fertilized egg split early enough for them to develop in separate gestational sacs. In these pictures (which you can click to view a slightly larger version), the larger + sign is on the “crown” of the fetus, and the smaller + sign is on the “rump”. By marking the crown and rump of the fetus, the ultrasound machine can estimate how long it’s been developing. Both of them are upside down.