I hope 'sonogram' means ultrasound.
I think it does but just in case it doesn't, just know that's the meaning I was going for but I needed a word starting with an 'S' for alliteration sake
Yes, I do know what that means.
That's when every word in the sentence begins with the same letter.
Not bad, eh?
I was always way better in English then Physics....
...as you can all tell by now by my always perfect grammar, spelling that would knock Merriam Websters socks off, and my absolutely on point punctuation skills (haha, that was punny...? ,,!;)
Sarcasm. There's another 'S' word that could describe today's topic
Another 'S' word is coming to mind for many of you, I'm sure, but as this blog is mainly about children and family, lets CLEAN UP THE LANGUAGE A LITTLE PEOPLE! Seriously!
Sonograms, souvlaki and swings....lets start with souvlaki and swings....
Oh actually first lets all have a little "awwwww" moment as we look at Eleni's first french braided piggy tails...
I know it's not a great picture,
in fact the light is so bad you can't even tell there's a french braid going on here,
but I promise you there is.
In fact they're actually inverted french braids so the braid looks like it's sitting on top off the hair. This was a pretty big deal in our world
Eleni never sits still on enough for me to do anything but a crooked pony tail usually.
But sadly, she only let me take one photo.
Sometimes photography isn't about skill...it's about what your toddler will let you get away with
in just 4 seconds...
We were in Mytilini yesterday for a doctor's appointment to check on the twins.
After that we all starving so we went for souvlaki.
Eleni ate a whole pita gyro by herself!
Ok, not the whole thing, but I mean we gave it to her on a plate to eat by herself, without our help
She was SOOOOO happy!
(yes, a 'before' photo would have been great here, with the giant pita gyro and Eleni's excited face but like I said...4 second window)
It's not the first time she's tried them,
but to help you understand why this was something I felt I needed to share with you;
souvlaki is to Greece like what burgers are to Canadians and Americans
So giving her her own souvlaki (well, it was a gyro but same idea) is the
North American equivalent to handing a 2 year old a big, sloppy burger to eat,
and letting happen however they're going to make it happen...
and the outcome of that is always super messy
but full of smiles!
Souvlaki was followed by mini, chocolate dipped ice cream cones
...no photo of that NOT because of the toddler
but because pregnant momma was more interested in eating it then taking a picture of it...
I have no regrets.
Then we stopped by the park
Eleni saw the dinosaur slide and ran straight to it
"Dinosaur, ROAAARRRR!" she kept saying
"Dinosaur, ROAAARRRR!" she kept saying
Castle bridge fun
More dinosaur slide..
Teeter-todder with Baba
lots of giggles
She was saying "CHEERS" here,
but I know she meant "CHEEEESE"
she was just a bit excited and mixed the two up
And here's a little video of how much she loves the swing:
So that was our time in Mytilini yesterday!
Oh right, the sonogram....
Or ultrasound I'll say since I still haven't looked up what sonogram actually means...
So I had my check up and everything looks great!
The babies are 300 grams each which is a very healthy size for twins at 20 weeks
Baby A is head down with feet kicking up into my ribs
Baby B is head up with feet kicking into my bladder
...this is also very normal
Baby A had a heartbeat of 145 bpm, B was 132 bpm
Aaaaaaaaand we have a pretty good idea of what the genders are BUUUUUT I'm not going to tell you anything yet....because I'm evil like that!!!
No, I'm not going to say anything yet because this was just an ultrasound done on the small machine they have at the hospital, which has a teeny tiny screen that's just black and white. I have a printed ultrasound photo but when it's 2 babies smushed together in there, it's really hard to understand what's what so I'm not going to bother putting it up here because I'm not even sure who's who and whether it's legs or arms etc. My doctor is pretty confident in what he saw, of course, and I absolutely trust his judgement but on WEDNESDAY we go for our second trimester anatomy scan which is at the actual ultrasound clinic, with the big, up-to-date ultrasound machine that shows you the baby in colour and in 3D!
So as long as the babies cooperate and give us a good view, we should find out exactly what genders they are on Wednesday! And I'm sure they will be exactly what my doctor told me they are yesterday, but until I see clearly with my own eyes what's going on, I don't want to say anything is for sure
So check in next weekend, or before if I get time, and I'll have some new 3D baby photos for you along with, hopefully, an official GENDER REVEAL!!!!
Eeeeeee, I can't wait until Wednesday!!!!
But right now, I can't wait to eat the leftover burrito that's waiting for me in the fridge so......Bye for now!