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Twice Blessed (First U/S Ment.)

Posted by auntiem10 on February 9, 2011

A few weeks ago, I proclaimed January 22nd to be the best day of our lives, because we received our first-ever definitively positive beta. And today, February 9th, is the new best day of our lives, because we got to see this…

And we got to see and hear two perfect, strong little heartbeats…

One baby measured 6w5d and had a heartbeat of 135 bpm, which is perfect…

The other baby measured 6w2d and had a heartbeat of 125, which is fabulous as well…

There was one little area of concern, although it will likely turn out to be nothing. My local RE spent a lot of time checking out the first baby, over and over again, without saying a word. Finally I said, “Is there something wrong?” He explained that he had been looking carefully because directly to the left of the first baby, there was a small cystic mass of some sort. He was concerned that this could be an identical twin, although he saw no heartbeat or anything. He concluded that it’s likely nothing, but I will definitely need to come back next week or so to rule it out. Um, for anyone not counting, that would mean three babies. A little scary, especially since my DH is a triplet and has a little trauma from his rough start to life (super premature, collapsed lung that required emergency surgery, etc.). Another possibility is that the mass is part of the endometrium that has just fallen away a little bit. We will watch this very closely.

Based on how far along we are today (6w4d), our due date for a singleton would have been September 30th. With twins, it will likely be several weeks earlier, so we are looking at early- to mid-September if both twins stick around for the long haul. We feel so amazingly, incredibly blessed today.

Those of you who voted twins in my poll were correct! : ) This is truly a miraculous day for us, and we thank you for reading along and sharing in our joy!


35 Responses to “Twice Blessed (First U/S Ment.)”

  1. A.E. said

    YOU DID IT!!!
    This is the best. day. ever.

  2. mmbchat said

    Congratulations on your twins! I’m so happy for you. 🙂

  3. Alison5280 said

    I HAVE CHILLS!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you both, and for those two little beans. I can’t wait to continue to read about how your pregnancy progresses. I have a lot of twin mommy resources, if you are interested, too. I found that when I was pregnant, most of the pregnancy resources pertained to singleton pregnancies, so it was often hard to know what was ‘normal’. I would be happy to point you to a few places if you are interested. And, once they arrive, being a twin mommy is really a whole different ballgame than a singleton, so I would be happy to hook you up there, too. 🙂 Enjoy this! I know what a long road it has been.

  4. drewiekc said

    Oh CONGRATS!!!! I am so so so happy for you!!

  5. Holly said

    Congratulations! And WOW twins, with the possibility of triplets?? That’s crazy! I pray for your sake(and your DH’s) that it’s not triplets, but two perfectly normal, healthy, beautiful babies!

  6. 73goldie said

    Congratulations! I can’t even imagine what today must feel like. I will keep passing the positive vibes toward you and your little ones! Yeah!!!!

  7. Amy said

    Twice as exciting! Double Congratulations!:)

  8. LC1 said

    Congratulations!!! So exciting!!! So happy for you and your DH!!! Have a wonderful day celebrating!

  9. Rambler said

    Congrats! What great news for you guys!!!

  10. Flygirl555 said

    Oh Em and DH! I couldn’t be happier for you!!! You give me renewed hope for my upcoming FET. September twinkies!!! Yay!!!

  11. R said

    Very excited for you!

  12. cgd said

    amazing news, congratulations. Wishing you a smooth and healthy pregnancy!!! yay!!!

  13. romik said

    How amazing!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  14. Sara said

    I knew it was twins! Congratulations – SO well-deserved. Enjoy 🙂

  15. said

    I am so super excited for you and your new family. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Molly said

    Congrats! I figured it was twins. Well, it’s a wild ride, but amazing. We have LOVED having twins. Let me know if you have any questions or need help registering, etc. 🙂 FYI-we went straight to an MFM group (once we were released) and did all our care through them including delivery.

  17. dm said

    I voted twins as well!! Congratulations. Super, super news.

  18. LisainSK said

    BEST NEWS OF MY DAY!!!! Awesome Em…awesome!

  19. Deana said

    Congratulations!!!! I am sooo excited to hear this great news!!!

  20. Truly Amazing. CCRM is working such amazing miracle – we are all so lucky we went there!!!! Congrats – Enjoy walking around with not 1, but 2 secrets!!!!

  21. Anonymous said

    Hi Auntie,

    It’s amazing! I don’t know you personally but I am sooo happy as if we were such good friends! It’s because your story just gives us all a lot of hope! Congratulations on the double blessing and thanks for making our day! 🙂

  22. Running_girl said

    Fantastic news! Isn’t it the coolest thing to see those two little hearts beat!?

  23. Cassie said

    I’m so excited! This is indeed wonderful news – congrats!!!

  24. Josey said

    YAY!!! I read this on my google reader on my cell phone this morning and have been anxious all day to get home and be able to write DOUBLE CONGRATS!!! How exciting!

    It’s good you Doc has an eye on everything. I’m sure thing will go great!

  25. Jen said

    Congrats! I am so very happy for you!

  26. Littlediiorios said

    I just had that feeling….how wonderful!! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. They look magical.

  27. Wishing and waiting said

    Perfect. So happy for you. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. The u/s pictures are beautiful!

  28. Pie said

    Hooray! congrats on the two little ones, they look great!! 🙂

  29. June said

    I am so so excited for you!!!! I teared up when I saw your ultrasound picture!! I am due September 30 with my first. I am so looking forward to following your journey to motherhood. Congratulations again!!

  30. Susie said

    I just KNEW it! Great news, my friend. Hugs! (Two hugs!!)

  31. Woooohooo!!! Yay! Welcome to twin-land! I am so happy happy happy! ((HUGS))

  32. LetThereBeSims said

    OMG! Congratulations! I just knew that it would be twins. But triplets? Scary but still very exciting. Your story gives me so much hope!

  33. […] the shock and elation of my first beta, the amazement of seeing those two gorgeous heartbeats at my first ultrasound just before Valentine’s Day, and then thanked my lucky stars daily as my pregnancy continued […]

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