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post #21 of 117
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Adaline's Mama, that is so exciting!  Are you happy?  Shocked?  I am thrilled for you! 

post #22 of 117
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

Wow Adalinesmama!!! How exciting? Any other news about babies?????

Thanks!
It was a long appointment. We had lots of questions and concerns, plus it was the first time we had seen my OB since Charlie passed away.

TWO babies! We are shocked- pleasantly shocked, but shocked.

The babies look great, are measuring right on- confirmed edd at Feb 7th. Baby A had a heart rate of 153, Baby B 150. Baby A measures slightly smaller than Baby B, but not enough to make a real difference. The babies are in two seperate sacs, but my doctor says we wont be able to confirm that they are fraternal twins unless we have one of each sex.

I'm totally freaked out about all of it: the higher risks, the fact that there will be TWO of them, pushing out two babies, getting huge huge huge, not making it to full term, having to nurse two babies, having three under three, whew...the list goes on. But, in some way, I am so happy and feel like the universe is back on my side somehow. This pregnancy was supposed to be my third kid, not my second, so it seems kind of fitting that there are two in there.

Anyway, off to pick apart the multiples forum!

Teles-
So glad your appointment went well!
post #23 of 117

Wow, twins! Congrats!

 

You might enjoy this video:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0iHWnBf66Q
 

post #24 of 117

Adalinesmama!! omg!!!!  i would be freaking out about all those things but I'm sure it will all work out, you better keep us updated! i am so excited to get a front from seat for this journey :)

 

Teles -  glad you got to see your baby!

 

 

still waiting over here.. waiting waiting waiting to be able to use my doppler.....

post #25 of 117
Holly, you are freaking me out! Do twins run in your family? Did you have any indication that there might be two babies in there? I am eagerly awaiting my dating ultrasound on 7/13 and now I am going to be freaking out until I confirm that there is only one baby!!!!
post #26 of 117

I'm a little way away from hearing/seeing the heartbeat still - just 5w4d, but I wanted to chime in about the water drinking rule.  I can't believe some of you don't have to do that!  I had a terrible experience with my first ultrasound with my first pregnancy.  We had heard the heartbeat at my 8 week appointment, and then at 12 weeks my doctor couldn't find it so she called over to the hospital next door to see if I could get in for an US right away.  (meanwhile DH and I were trying not to freak out.)  They said they could but I had to get there within the next 10 minutes, AND I had to drink 32 ounces of water RIGHT AWAY.  You're supposed to have drunk that at least 1/2 hour ahead of time or something, so they were wanting me to get it down as fast as I could.  I still had some MS, which added to the challenge, and the nurses couldn't find me anything to drink from that had measurements on it except for a little paper cup that had a "4" on the bottom and they THOUGHT was probably 4 ounces.  So I drank 10 of those little cups full of water (extra just because we weren't sure about the measurement), and I promptly threw up.  Of course I had no idea how much I'd thrown up so I drank another 6 cups or something.  Then we rushed over to the hospital, got there just in time, and of course they actually weren't ready for me and I ended up waiting about 45 minutes.  By that time I had to pee SO BAD.  Incredible pain.  But it all ended happily.  The baby was just fine.  Very active, and had probably just been jumping around too much for the doppler.

post #27 of 117
no family history of twins, pregnancy symptoms exactly the same as they were with my past two pregnancies. smile.gif
post #28 of 117

Whoa, twins!!!! I totally missed that. Congrats, mama!

post #29 of 117
Oh wow twins! How very special! Congrats Holly!
My mom is a twin so w each of my pregnancies, she has gotten hopeful prior to my u/s that I would be having twins too.
post #30 of 117
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

I'm a little way away from hearing/seeing the heartbeat still - just 5w4d, but I wanted to chime in about the water drinking rule.  I can't believe some of you don't have to do that!  I had a terrible experience with my first ultrasound with my first pregnancy.  We had heard the heartbeat at my 8 week appointment, and then at 12 weeks my doctor couldn't find it so she called over to the hospital next door to see if I could get in for an US right away.  (meanwhile DH and I were trying not to freak out.)  They said they could but I had to get there within the next 10 minutes, AND I had to drink 32 ounces of water RIGHT AWAY.  You're supposed to have drunk that at least 1/2 hour ahead of time or something, so they were wanting me to get it down as fast as I could.  I still had some MS, which added to the challenge, and the nurses couldn't find me anything to drink from that had measurements on it except for a little paper cup that had a "4" on the bottom and they THOUGHT was probably 4 ounces.  So I drank 10 of those little cups full of water (extra just because we weren't sure about the measurement), and I promptly threw up.  Of course I had no idea how much I'd thrown up so I drank another 6 cups or something.  Then we rushed over to the hospital, got there just in time, and of course they actually weren't ready for me and I ended up waiting about 45 minutes.  By that time I had to pee SO BAD.  Incredible pain.  But it all ended happily.  The baby was just fine.  Very active, and had probably just been jumping around too much for the doppler.


I'm sorry you had to go through that but the story is hilarious in retrospect. I just imagine little nurses bumping into each other trying to find you a cup and waiting anxiously as you get them down just to throw it back up again and essentially start over.

post #31 of 117

I set up my first midwife visit a week or so ago. They really wanted me to wait until 10 weeks to increase the chances of hearing a fetal heartbeat, but I requested to move the date forward a week. I told them that I am WAY more interested in establishing a relationship with my provider than hearing a heartbeat.

 

Am I crazy? It just seems like the kind of thing that will happen when it happens. Oh well.

post #32 of 117
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Originally Posted by neversummer View Post

I set up my first midwife visit a week or so ago. They really wanted me to wait until 10 weeks to increase the chances of hearing a fetal heartbeat, but I requested to move the date forward a week. I told them that I am WAY more interested in establishing a relationship with my provider than hearing a heartbeat.

 

Am I crazy? It just seems like the kind of thing that will happen when it happens. Oh well.


You're not crazy!  You should do what makes you comfortable.  There's a decent chance they might be able to get the heartbeat on doppler at 9 weeks, too...here's hoping!

post #33 of 117

Adaline's Mama--I'm so very happy for you!!  What a blessing, and I like your comment about the universe being back on your side....I'm so sorry about the loss of your sweetie Charlie.

 

My mz twins were born 3 weeks before my oldest dd turned 3.  It's been quite the ride!  You'll enjoy the mom's of multiples board--that was a huge support for me.  I also love this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50  It inspired me to hear all the good about a twin pregnancy.  So often all your hear is, "Those babies are going to come early...you'll have complications....you won't make enough milk for 2...."  Whatever!  Yes, there are higher risks, but there are plenty women who have very successful twin pregnancies.  (I delivered at 40wks 1 day...)  Just so happy for you...!

 

I've got my first appointment at my birth center at  9.5 weeks gestation.  I can't wait to hear a heartbeat...!  This was such a big decision for us to get pregnant again, as it will be baby #4 for us.  I worry about my oldest dd (who is now 6.5) b/c the twins rocked her world.  But I think (hope!) it will be so much different this time around.

 

Best wishes to you all!

post #34 of 117

Im going today for an ultrasound to check heartbeat, i could barely sleep at all. Im super excited and scared. Never had an ultrasound so early, in fact with my other two i only had the gender check done, but now with the spotting that i had two days ago i need reassurance ....

post #35 of 117
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Originally Posted by MoMofZandI View Post

Im going today for an ultrasound to check heartbeat, i could barely sleep at all. Im super excited and scared. Never had an ultrasound so early, in fact with my other two i only had the gender check done, but now with the spotting that i had two days ago i need reassurance ....

Good luck and breathe easy...sending you good vibes!

post #36 of 117

I'm 6w 5d and still waiting to get in for the early u/s. The office hasn't called me back & I am going to give them a ring in a bit. I have a doppler at home, but it is still way too early to use it yet.

My first OB appointment will be 9w 6d & I'll meet with my midwife after that.

post #37 of 117
Thread Starter 

Saw a little baby with a heartbeat today!  So great.  I'm measuring further along than I thought, so they changed my EDD to February 6.  Heart rate was right around 150, so I'm thrilled!

post #38 of 117

YAY rachieface!! joy.gif

post #39 of 117

There was a heartbeat joy.gif Super excited!! Was about 150, i took my 5 years old with me and you guys should have seen his face when the tech told him his baby brother or sister was about the size of a gummy bear love.gif he wouldnt stop asking questions =)

post #40 of 117
Ohhh so exciting!!! My appointment is next Thursday. I seriously cant wait!!!
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