Imagine our surprise when the ultrasound technician told us there were TWO babies & TWO heartbeats!!!
The ultrasound tech kept looking around and when she got to my right ovary, she said "Oh, that's why there are two. You ovulated twice." Apparently I released two eggs. Still in shock, I just kept saying "no, no there can't be two. Are you sure?" I could clearly see the two sacs! After talking with the doctor, I am carrying fraternal twins. The technical term is diamniotic dichorionic twins. She said it was the safest all of twin pregnancies because each baby has it's own sac & own placenta. We are adjusting to the news & are actually quite excited now. I am a little nervous for the road ahead, but just trying to take it one day at a time! At least now I know why my jeans were hard to button & I have been SO incredibly sick!
Here is my first belly picture. 7 weeks with twins!!
|7 weeks with twins!|
Total weight gain/loss: I think I'm down 1 or 2 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes, jeans. My best friend had a baby 2 months ago and just gave me all of her clothes. So thankful I lost so much weight last year & can wear them!
Stretch marks? Oh yes, they've been there for years.
Sleep: I am either out like a light, or toss and turn all night. I have to use the restroom quite a bit.
Best moment this week: Finding out my babies are healthy with heartbeats =)
Movement: Nothing yet.
Food cravings: Tarquitos. Specifically the brand from Costco. Also, cereal.
Gender: No Idea. I'm hoping for a boy & a girl.
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out? still in.
What I miss: Energy & not being sick. But it is all worth it.
What I am looking forward to: Next appointment Jan 10th!
Milestone: Finding out there are two babies with heartbeats!