Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Gamble Twins..... in 4D!

Sorry for the long post... I send out an e-mail update to family and a few friends, so I just cut/pasted the e-mail update... lazy, I know... sorry :)

Last Thursday, we had a doctor appointment and got the 4D ultrasound done! Having seen baby pictures of Josh and my sisters (who were THE cutest babies/toddlers!), I knew that surely we must have some good "cute baby" genes going for us :) I do know that while some babies come out and look nothing like their 4D images, other babies DO look like them. It will certainly be interesting to see if ours do. In the meantime, the babies I saw in our 4Ds are as cute as they can be.

Jack Henry (Baby A) has chubby little cheeks, full pouty lips, and a cute little button nose... that actually reminds me of my cousin Rachel's nose, which is great! Harrison (Baby B) on the other hand, had smaller, more defined features reminiscent of Josh's in his hospital picture. I also looked at my hospital picture, and I was born with chubby cheeks, a button nose, and fuller lips. We'll see how these boys turn out! :)

Anyways... the appointment was great... boys still measuring about 2 weeks ahead and gained almost a pound each in the 2 weeks since the previous appointment, putting them at A: 2 lbs 13 oz and B: 3 lbs 1 oz.

I had my glucose screening test and, like many women (especially multiples), I failed my first test..... by ZERO points. Failing was 135....and I scored a 135! Needless to say, we are very hopeful that I will pass the next test, which I have on Thursday, but your prayers would be more than appreciated, as I'd really like to avoid having it! They will take a blood sample, I'll drink 2x as much nasty sweet stuff, and they'll take my blood at 1 hr, 2 hr, and 3 hr marks.

The nurse also said my nutrients are low b/c the boys are draining me, so she's probably going to give me some iron to start taking. The things us mothers go through to get our babies here safe and healthy ;o) haha.... Man, is it worth it though!

With all of that said, here are our boys! Jack Henry was VERY cooperative--quite uncommon for Baby A in twin 4Ds apparently! Harrison was fairly stubborn and uncooperative... but we managed to get a few pics. Yes, that is his foot that you see up by his forehead in some of the pictures... I forget how flexible babies are this young! We'll probably try again at another appointment, so we can get better pictures (no additional cost thank goodness).

We have officially started going to the doctor every week, with ultrasounds every other week. It is hard to believe that there are approximately 8-10 more weeks until the boys will be here. We've got a bit left to do and had better get on it! :)
These top 5 were sweet Jack Henry... and here's our other sweet baby, Harrison...
Can you see the difference? I CAN! :)

8 comments:

Leslie and Geoff said...

Yep--the noses and mouths are different. Those 4-D images are super cool!

Eric and Jordan Elkins said...

SO CUTE!!!! I bet you can't wait to hold them in your arms! It is so amazing how we can actually see what they are going to look like!

Mandy said...

Caroline NEVER cooperated, and she was our Baby A! We only saw her face once compared to many times of Tyler, but I will tell you, they look just like their 4D images :) Hopefully yours will too! Too cute!!

The Byingtons said...

Oh my goodness gracious sakes alive. I could just eat them up!! That's crazy how well you can see every little detail! So adorable... and yes I agree, SO different. The face Jack Henry is making in the 2nd picture looks like a face you're making in a picture I have of you. lol I think he's gonna look like his mama!

Rachel said...

Fun pictures! Ultrasonds have come a long way. Make sure you take lots of magazines or a good book to read for your long glucose test. Those 3 hours pass by so slowly!

Ellis said...

I will be right there with you taking my 3 hour test on Thursday too! Here's to hoping that we both pass!

Megan said...

amazing!! they are darling!! you are so blessed to be so far along w/ no complications!! God is good!

Justin and Kristi said...

Taylor- your boys look great! It is so amazing how the 4D picts are so accurate!! I hope you doing well and taking care of yourself.