Monday, June 22, 2009

Second Ultrasound

We had our second u/s this morning with our RE. I was nervous this time, but certainly not as nervous as I was at our first u/s. When the nurse called us back to the u/s room she asked DH and I how we were doing. I replied, "good, I just want to see two heartbeats again". She said that things looked good at my last u/s so and that she was hoping the same thing.

When she inserted the dildo-cam she looked at both babies right away and said, "there's one heartbeat and there's the other". Ahhh, sigh of relief! So, here are their stats:

Baby A: measured 8w1d, heartbeat 174
Baby B: measured 8w1d, heartbeat 162

I am 8w3d today and she said that the correct measurements at this point are hard to get because their little heads are kind of hunched over (think hanging your head down towards your chest) and when they measure from crown to rump the u/s machine is not able to measure the curve of the way the babies are sitting. She said that everything looked great!

My RE came in and told me that I now have a 2% chance of miscarrying each baby with a chromosomal abnormality and I have a .4% of miscarrying both babies. He said that I should feel pretty safe at this point.

I told him that my first OB appt is scheduled for July 7. Since that is over two weeks away he offered to do another u/s next week for "peace of mind before the long 4th of July weekend". I gladly accepted his offer:) He also said that since we are pregnant with twins that he thought my OB would do u/s every 4 weeks. He said that I have a great OB with a great reputation and that I will be delivering at a good hospital.

I don't know when we will decide to start telling people that we are having twins. We have told people we are pregnant, but not with twins. It is getting harder and harder not to tell people, but I just don't feel quite comfortable enough telling everyone other than the immediate friends and family we have already told. We'll see how we feel after our u/s next week.


Niki said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so darn excited for you, Kris! You very much deserve this. ((HUGS)) and well wishes to you and soft, gentle belly rubs to the twins!

Jill M. said...

Yeah for another great appt! You must be over the moon! Can't wait to follow your twin journey.

Deb said...

I am so glad to hear your appointment went well. I anxiously await each update and pray that everything continues to go well for you and your babies. Like Niki said, you SO deserve this!!

Anonymous said...

:) I smile every time I think of you and your 2 little ones!!! I'm so happy for you!


kayjay said...

That is wonderful news and I am glad that things are going so well for you! As for telling people or not telling people about the twins, who needs to know anyway? People automatically jump to the conclusion that you did IVF if you're having twins and think that it gives them free license to ask a lot of nosy and probing questions, the answers to which are none of their concern. I would share with as many people as you want that you're pregnant but as for the twins, tell only those you want to tell.

DAVs said...

Sorry I've been absent lately. It looks like I've missed alot! Not only did you beat secondary infertility, you did it TIMES TWO!!! Congrats!

Blossom and Her Fruit said...

I vote 2 girls!!!

Sheri-ct said...

Congrats on your twins! They're a blast!