Friday was our first doctor's visit since getting our positive pregnancy news. The entire week leading up to the appointment we were both so excited and anxious. I started having fears that that my uterus was empty because I didn't feel like I was having any "real" pregnancy symptoms. I just wanted to see my uterus and be calm.
So....I went into the exam room, undressed and sat on the table waiting for the doctor and nurse. While I was doing that, my husband was in the corner with our camera and tripod setting things up like we were ready to film the production of a major movie. It was cute to watch him to excited to catch everything on video.
Finally, the RE and nurse walked in. He informed me that sometimes people have positive tests, but it isn't actually a pregnancy, so he wanted me to know there was a chance they wouldn't see a baby today. He also warned me that because 2 embryos were transferred back into my uterus there was also a chance we would see two babies. And, lastly there was a chance only one made it through implantation, meaning we would only see one baby. I was fine with any of those scenarios except the first one. I just wanted to know.
Finally I was able to lay back on the table and the ultrasound began. My husband was by my side, the doctor was moving the wand around, and we were all staring at the screen. He was moving around quickly, to me, but I thought I saw something. In the most nonchalant tone, my RE said, "Well, you have two viable pregnancies there." I started laughing uncontrollably and my husband's mouth dropped wide open and he finally said, "Ooooh....Nooooo." He was in absolute shock. Then he cried. I'm usually the bag of water, but I was too giddy to form tears. I couldn't stop laughing. It was so strange.
The doctor showed us the heart beats, measured them and all is well. They are healthy little jelly beans sticking in mommy's uterus. We also got several photos of them. One of them together and then a few each of them separately. I'll have to post them later.
Honestly, I felt like there were two of them from the time of our embryo transfer. I would talk to them and tell them to help each other implant. Every morning I would awake and say, "Hi, babies!" I had been telling Mr. RFA that two were in there, but he kept telling me not to think that way because he didn't want me to be disappointed if there was one. No matter how many there would have been, there is no way I could feel disappointment with any number of lives inside of me.
Needless to say, this has been an awesome weekend filled with conversations how life will be with a teenager and infant twins. I'm so excited to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy and to meet them soon.
- Today I am exactly 8 weeks pregnant
- Expected due date is January 5th, but my RE believes because there are twins I will deliver closer to the middle of December.
- I have been released from my RE and now all my visits will be with an obgyn.
- I no longer have to wear estrogen patches.
- I'm off of vaginal progesterone and now on oral.
- I have started to have symptoms of extreme fatigue and morning sickness.
- Drinking water makes me puke (what is that about??)
We both know that two babies will be a handful...times two, lol. However, we are too excited to be afraid.
Our next step is to see the OBGYN in the next two weeks.
Life is good and God is better!