Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Detailed Report

We received the official report from last weekends ultrasound. It provided a lot more detail than what we could see by looking at the babies jumping around on the screen. Yesterday I round up some tailor's measuring tape so I could visualize the baby size on my desk.

A big thank you to Dr. Google for translating all of the medical terms.

BPD: bi-parietal diameter; transverse of head temple to temple
FL: femur length
HC: head circumference
AC: abdominal circumference
EFW: estimated fetal weight

Twin A:
BPD: 79.1 mm (3.1 in)
FL: 57.7 mm (2.27 in)
HC: 274.2 mm (10.8 in)
AC: 267 mm (10.5 in)
EFW: 1605 gms +/- 240 gms (3.5 lbs)

Twin B:
BPD: 77.7 mm (3.05 in)
FL: 54.6 mm (2.14 in)
HC: 284.5 mm (11.2 in)
AC: 232 mm (9.13 in)
EFW: 1248 gms +/- 187 gms (2.75 lbs)

Placenta is on the upper anterior segment. No placenta previa. Amniotic fluid is adequate. No focal defect seen. No fetal deformity seen.

So by the looks of these measurements... twin A has the big stomach and twin B has the big head! I had a very casual conversation with Dr. Indira on Monday while I was shopping at Khan Market. I came around the corner and there she was. She is happy with the reports and doesn't see any reason why we won't sail through this month.



  1. Great News and Here is to smooth sailing! Great weights on your babies!

  2. I love that you can bump in to your baby doctor at the market! Jealous! And so happy for you guys. HUGS from Hawaii...

  3. I am not a doctor, but these measurments all look great! Any idea of the heart beat rates? Would be fun to see what the ole wives tale says about your babies genders.

  4. Aleksandra, Yeah, I think we've got two fat babies, although twin A needs to back off a bit and let twin B have a go at some more food!

    Doug, isn't that great? I had prepared a whole email to send to the doctor, and Chad texted me and said, "Don't send the email, just ran into doctor at the market." I chuckled a little.

    Kerrie and Mark, Twin A is 133, Twin B is 146... so, if the old wives' tale is correct, then Twin A is a boy and Twin B is a girl. I guess we'll find out soon enough! (btw, I think I inadvertently included a T in Cailyn's name the other day... sorry for that!)

  5. Cheers to some smooth sailing! Cant' wait till you reach your final destination!!!

  6. What wonderful news! It's awesome that you're in the home-stretch now!