Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Drumroll Please...

So bright and early this morning, My IPs, my husband, my kiddo, and I all met up at the doctor's office for our first ultrasound.  We shuffled into the ultrasound room, and I took off my pants and hopped onto the table and into stirrups.  Then we saw:


Yep, there are TWO babies there!  Sorry about the crappy quality of the picture, my husband took it with his phone from the back corner of the room (the babies' parents got to see the show from the front row).

They took measurements and both babies look great.  Baby A is measuring one day behind, at 6 weeks 4 days, and Baby B is measuring right on track at 6 weeks 5 days.  Both of them had nice strong heart beats at 125 bpm.

IM was overjoyed, IF was shocked.  After the ultrasound was all over, he needed clarification.  He asked the tech, "wait, there were two?"  They better start preparing for a busy future!

I will go back again in a week for another ultrasound, and then again in two weeks.  After that, they will release me to be seen by a regular OB for the rest of the pregnancy.

In less great news, the ultrasound also revealed that I have a subchorionic hematoma (SCH), which is basically an accumulation of blood that forms near the placenta.  It makes it very likely that I will have spotting/bleeding during the early weeks of my pregnancy.  SCHs are actually very common in IVF pregnancy and it will most likely eventually reabsorb back into the tissue.  The long shot risk is that the SCH could get big enough to actually cause the placenta to separate from the uterus, causing miscarriage.  So it's something we will definitely need to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

5 comments:

  1. TWINS!!!! Congratulations again to everyone!! I too had a SCH with my last pregnancy, but it was right behind the placenta. After week 14, the bleeding/spotting stopped and everything was fine. :) I will pray you have the same experience.

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  2. Wishing you a long and healthy pregnancy....congrats :-)

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  3. Congrats!I just got back from my sonogram today - my IF's are having twins as well! Exciting times!

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