We traveled to Chattanooga for our first ultrasound today. The more sensible option would have been to do the ultrasound at my RE's office in Knoxville, but we had a graduation day ultrasound there only to find out there was no heartbeat. Call me superstitious, but we've had great luck with everything in Chattanooga so we traveled there for numero uno ultrasound!
Talk about nervous...my heart was pounding as I sat with my paper blanket on waiting for the Doc to come in to scan me. I expressed my anxiety and she said 'your numbers were great, I'm not worried.' Bold statement! I saw a sac right away, but I didn't see anything in it. The Doc wasn't saying anything. My heart began to sink...
Just as I was wondering if I may pass out, she exclaimed, "There's two!!"
One is measuring at 6w2d and the other is measuring at 6w3d; I'm at 6w5d so these are perfect numbers. Baby A had a heartbeat of 124 and Baby B had a heartbeat of 127. Both look perfect according to the MD.
Since I'm a worrier, she said I need to relax. With the way everything looked, she estimated a chance of miscarriage to be only about 3% at this point.
This is real!! They are real! I can enjoy this pregnancy from this point forward. I'm going to make it a point to enjoy every moment forward. I'm hopping on Amazon to order a pregnancy journal after I get done writing. I want to remember every single second of this miracle.
Next came the bunches of phone calls and texts to family and close friends. What amazing news!
Baby A was easy to find and measure. I think s/he takes after his/her calm sensible father. Baby B was a bit hidden and laying sideways. I think s/he takes after his/her spunky mother.
We are thrilled!!! In the 3.5+ years years we have been on this journey, I've always said I wanted twins! Twins means NEVER having to do IF treatment again. NEVER. Unless we somehow lose our minds and decide a 3rd child would be a good idea. Maybe there is someone out there who listens to these requests... Days like this make me believe in miracles!
TWINS!!! Is there a better sound in the world then a baby's heartbeat?! It doesn't get any better than this...What a perfect day. I can smile a little brighter today knowing I have 2 perfect babies growing inside me.