Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I had an OB appointment today. It was my first time meeting this OB. Before this I had been seeing a midwife but being that I'm high risk it's better for me to be followed by an OB. So the OB decided that since this was his first time meeting me he wanted to get an ultrasound real quick so he could see the babies for himself.

He said they look great. Baby A is measuring right along with my due date at 13 weeks 6 days (I'm 14 weeks 2 days) and Baby B is measuring a considerable amount smaller at 13 weeks even. He was slightly concerned about the difference in size especially as he said it looks like they are sharing a placenta. He said that his machine isn't all that great but from what he can see there is only one. So what does that mean?It means that the twins most likely are monochorionic/diamniotic (MoDi). Which means they are in separate amniotic sacs but share a placenta. It also means that most likely the are identical! YAY!!!

He wants me to go in for a level 2 ultrasound as soon as the insurance does the pre-authorization and we can get the appointment set up to make sure they are in fact sharing a placenta. Sharing a placenta puts them at increased risk for TTTS (Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) which can be a completely devastating condition resulting in losing 1 or even both of the twins if not monitored very very closely. So hopefully we'll have a Level 2 Ultrasound date tomorrow.

Baby A-- face shot

Baby B