Yesterday, Sarah and I had another ultrasound appointment. I suppose a benefit to having twins is that they want to follow up with them a lot more, so we get to see them more often before they’re born. While I do not envy Sarah having to drink so much water and hold it during an ultrasound, I do appreciate getting to see my kids.
Just a note: Some future ultrasounds will label the babies as Twin A and Twin B. For your reference, Twin A = Cleaker 1 and Twin B = Cleaker 2.
So today we got a chance to spend some more time just watching the babies move around and boy oh boy, Cleaker 2 was excited to see us! He/she (though I kept calling him a “he”) was jumping around, doing flips, waving, kicking, wiggling his 5 little toes that measure 1mm. It was really fun to see.
Now, Cleaker 1 (Twin A) on the other hand, was just hanging out…possibly even napping. At one point he turned to look at us and he gave us his “Hi, I’m a Gummi Bear” look. That was cute and all, but other than that, he just hung out. Cleaker 1 just chillaxed while Cleaker 2 was like, “Dude – there they are! WOOHOO! Look at them! Hell, look at MEEEEEEEEEEE!”
Were we seeing personalities already? Perhaps Cleaker 2 will be our extrovert and Cleaker 1 will be our introvert? Who knows – but it was fun. On a more serious note, they wanted to check out the membrane between the twins – and that all turned out great. The one thing they still couldn’t tell clearly was whether or not there was 1 placenta or 2 – so we’re still waiting on that. Also – it was way too early to determine the gender, but I keep calling them boys. I don’t know what that means, but that’s just what I’m doing. Finally – you can see both babies here in this final photo.