So, every time I go in for an ultrasound, the technician checks for what the doctor has requested first (I'll spare you endless photos of bladders and amniotic fluid and membranes, etc.), and then she takes a few minutes to print off a few pictures just for us. They always get the face shot, and they go on and on about how adorable it is. One time, there was a technician in the room that was training and I seriously thought she was going to start crying. She was cooing and screeching about how cute they are and she could hardly stand still. She kept moving her hand to her mouth and shaking her head. Now, I'm the mother, so naturally I should think that they are the most adorable fetus's (or feti) on the planet, right?!? Let's just be brutally honest here, don't the ultrasound face shots just look like freaky little skeleton heads?
Personally, I prefer the profile shots. I just love the little outline of their noses and lips and long forehead. Here is a perfect little profile of Baby A:
Baby B was a bit more allusive last time we went in. Based on movement and the contour of my belly, I think that Baby B is a little bit "behind" Baby A. Baby A seems to be out in the forefront and a little more accessible. The technician was trying really hard, but just couldn't get Baby B to move his head so we could get a profile. After a couple of minutes, she finally got it. She was thrilled. After a few tries, I think she saw it as a personal challenge. So, she froze the frame and snapped the picture. Then, she sort of gasped. Now, it is not uncommon to see an arm or a leg of the other twin floating behind the baby, but do you see what that little stinker Baby A did just in time? That's right! With no other body part apparent in the picture, Baby A just couldn't let his brother's profile outshine him. He just had to stick his "you-know-what" in the frame. I just started laughing. I guess pride for their anatomy begins in the womb. No wonder that we, as mothers, end up losing the battle once they are born. Honestly, how many times already have I uttered the phrase, "Take your hands out of your pants."
Feeling sorry for Baby B, the technician snapped a second, "G-rated" profile. It will be so interesting to see if their personalities outside the womb match their personalities inside the womb. Baby A is definitely the mover and the shaker, and apparently quite the jokester. Baby B seems a bit more on the mellow side, and he always has both of his arms up around his head. Hmmm....I can't wait to find out.