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.