Yesterday, the H and I were in a small accident - someone rear ended us. Which made me have cramps, which made me call the doctor after hours. He said nothing to worry about, since I wasn't bleeding and the cramps weren't severe, but he had me come in first thing this morning for an ultrasound, just to make sure.
We had two big surprises at the ultrasound - the first was that there are twins in there! TWINS! There are NO twins on either side of our family! The second surprise was not so pleasant. The babies are only at seven weeks and the doctor could not see a heart beat. The ultrasound was transvaginal, and he said they normally see a heartbeat by now. I'm not concerned about them being two weeks behind, because I really have no idea when I ovulated, so that could be fairly correct. Obviously, the heartbeat is the bigger issue.
We go for a follow up u/s on Tuesday (the 31st) morning.
The doctor says he has seen miracles happen, so we are hoping we are going to add two more to that list!
And for fun, here are our TWO beans!
In the meantime, try not to stress, and do your best to celebrate the conception of two little people! They are miracles. Truly.
Erin, Catholic mama to three sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10) and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12/12).Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
On a side note...it looks like your babies have two amnions but one chorion (the outer layer of the amniotic sac). Did the doctor mention that? It would mean that they are monozygotic (identical). Two books to get..."When You're Expecting Twins...." by Dr. Barbara Luke and "Having Twins" by Elizabeth Noble. Also, of course, "Mothering Multiples" by Karen Gromada.
Good luck and PLEASE keep us posted!!
PS Sorry about the car accident too. Isn't it funny how unimportant that seems right now?
Amanda, Wife to James and Mom to Bub (11/00), Gracie (5/02), Brystol (7/09), Elleigh (3/11) and Piper (10/11). Missing our angels: Bean (12/05@6w) Ainsley (10/06@10w) Zachary (4/07@22w) Sweet Pea (8/07@9w) Twin B (12/08@8w) and Lil Bit (8/10@8w).
Right now it's a wait and see.
No matter what Tuesday brings, right now, we are embracing this pregnancy and enjoying our time with TWINS! :
We have been blessed with two incredible babies and we are just enjoying every moment we have with them. You never know if you have four more days or four hundred years with anything or anyone, so we are just going to live every moment with these babies with great joy!
Whatever happens on Tuesday will never change that right now, I'm the momma of twins and that thought thrills me to my very toes!
Congratulations on the twins!
Sending you all the positive thoughts the world can bring to you and your little ones.
Unfortunately, our news was not good today. But we know our babies are at peace and in the care of the One who loves them more than we could ever imagine. We just trust in faith that they are a part of a plan that we just may not be able to see yet, and that knowledge allows us to grieve, but to have our souls be peaceful and calm.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious babes. I will be thinking of you as you let go of your hopes and plans for this pregnancy and these children, and wishing you continued peace.