Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Poll's Closed! Were you Right?

Just had my 16 week appointment this morning! We are having 3 girls and 1 boy!! I thought for sure I'd be having more boys than girls, but Dan's guess was 3 girls and 1 boy. Who knew?! A mother's intuition is not always right...I'm so happy to pick out girl clothes but a little nervous for those middle school/high school years (hehe)!

Today's appointment was very positive- all of them are growing so well. The last ultrasound showed Baby A (who has a bad cord insertion and only 2 vessels) was the smallest, but now she's the biggest (although not too much different than the others). Baby C is the smallest- she is the other baby with a bad cord insertion. She may continue to be smaller, but as of right now she's not off by much. Baby D is all the way up right under my rib cage! I had no idea they were that high already! The tech said she expected the monos' cords to already be tangled, but so far they're not! All of the babies are about 5 ounces with heart rates all around 150.

The tech, the nurses, and the doctor are all astounded how well all the babies are doing and that I feel so good. They told me to "keep doing what you're doing because it's working!" I'm not showing as much as everyone thought and it's because my torso is long enough to fit all of them! I haven't felt them move much but it could be any day- that will be a big marker for me. The bump pic below is at 16 weeks- I don't look much bigger than 15 weeks! My next appointment is in 2 weeks and it's going to be a very thorough ultrasound which will probably take more than 3 hours!

I hope everyone's having a great week so far! This weekend we'll probably go to the St. Olaf Homecoming football game so maybe I'll see some Oles!


  1. Martha & Dan, Thank you SO MUCH for posting such informative updates--Lord knows that we all think of you guys so much and want to constantly know how you're doing. Your pictures are so cute--you look so happy!!! Hopefully, we can see you sometime before life gets so hectic, but in the meantime, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily!!!

    -Meriah & Chris

  2. Martha! You look great and your baby bump is so cute and growing like crazy! This is so fun! :)


  3. Hi Martha and Dan,

    I'm Jim Peterson's niece. I just wanted to tell you that I think about you so often and am so glad that things are going so well. Have a wonderful week 16!

    Kristin Hoffman-Peavler