Monday, April 20, 2009
Two perfect heartbeats, one huge sigh of relief! Again, one baby was further away from the probe, but they are both doing well, and are about the same size.
The babies look perfect, with one measuring right on at 7w1d and one ahead at 7w6d, both with identical heartbeats of 145.61. Exactly the same! They are both growing as they should, and our doctor said she could not be happier. She noted how huge my ovaries are still, contributing to the massive "showing" belly, and that my uterus is already "out of my pelvis" because they are twins. I told her out of my pelvis, and out of my jeans! They've been unbuttoned a lot the last few days.
They saw a very small subchorionic hematoma which is where a blood clot forms in the uterus, causing no symptoms or bleeding in some. I have not had any bleeding and they said because it is small, it may not. It can cause rarely, miscarriage. As soon as the doctor said this, my husband looked at her like "Why did you have to tell her that??" I have a dear friend who is a worrier like me (you know who you are) and she has had them in all three of her healthy pregnancies. She told me not to worry about it, that it is a non-issue most of the time. After much frantic Googling, it seems that since mine is small, and so far, asymptomatic, the prognosis is good.
Everything else looks great! I am seriously so big now that it is getting hard to hide it from the world, so I think we'll be telling some friends this week. While this does scare me, if we lost another pregnancy we'd tell them, so I don't think it hurts to share happy news right now. I am truly as big as I was with A at 12-14 weeks, and am pondering: too early for maternity clothes? I bought a belly band thingamajig in the hope that it will keep me in regular pants longer.
I am going back for another ultrasound at 8.5 weeks, next Wednesday, since that is when we lost our daughter, in the hopes that it will provide lots of emotional reassurance, to see their little hearts beating. It is a scary week of pregnancy for me- this is when our Trisomy baby stopped developing, so we are very hopeful (and nervous).
Thanks so much to everyone for all of the support- I can truly feel the kindness in each comment.