February 28, 2001
After Lisa had a tiny bit of bleeding, we went to the doctor to ensure
everything was still all right (everything was). At this point, each
fetus (labeled "A" and "B") is roughly 60mm (2 1/3") from "head to rump."
When seeing the sonograms live, you can see a lot more detail--the still
pictures lose some detail and they seem to lose even more when scanned.
In the picture below, you can see the bones in the baby's hands.
As you can see, the sonogram penetrates the soft tissues and highlights
things like the baby's bones.
In the picture below, you can see the "face", arm and hand of baby "A."
In the picture below, you can see the baby's left arm and hand near its
head. On the right-hand side of the picture, you can see both legs.
In the picture below, you can see baby "A"s head and body. When we
watched it live on the screen, it was very easy to pick out many details
as the baby stretched, moved, and flipped around.
In the picture below, we're now looking at baby "B." It's head is
on the right-hand side of the picture and it has brought its hands to its
In the picture below, we're again looking at baby "B." This is a
picture of its face. With some imagination, you can see the brain
tissue in the picture--again, this was very clear when we saw this on the
screen. The doctor said the kids had well developed brains and were
We saw faces, pairs of hands, and (in the picture below) pairs of feet.
Like the picture above, here's a whole body shot of baby "B." Both
were moving around a lot, so it took a little doing to get a full picture.
In the picture below, you can actually see the fingers on one of baby "B"s