Friday, May 4, 2007

The Answer to the $64 Million Question

Today we went for our official Genetic testing. Once we made it super clear that we weren't interested in an amnio, the genetic counselor told us that Dr. De Vore is actually world-renowned for diagnosing birth defects using 4D ultrasounds and we would not need to have an amnio. He still managed to scare Ed pretty badly, but that was only until the ultrasound started. Dr. De Vore measured the babies' heads, their neck folds (I didn't know babies had those). their heart efficiency and a few other things.

And then he asked us the big question, "Are you interested in knowing the babies' sexes?"

"Yes," we both replied, enthusiastically!

"The baby on the right is a girl." Yay!

"And the baby on the left is a boy!" Yay again!

Ed was so overcome with emotion that he didn't even see the images on the screen where you could definitely see one was a girl and one was a boy. Needless to say, we have played that DVD (they gave us one for free!) over and over again. He now has proof!

We are beside ourselves with excitement. Oh, and both of the babies are very healthy and there is no sign of any kind of problem. Even better -- we get to go back every 3 weeks to see them again and make sure they are growing properly.

Ed and I went a little crazy at Babies R Us this afternoon. I'm not even sure what we registered for. Luckily, I can go back and edit things on the internet. Who knows if we really will need 10 packs of diapers. Although, everyone keeps assuring me that I'll go through a pack a week. Yikes!

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