Monday, July 11, 2011

Ultrasound update

This morning's ultrasound confirmed that I am pregnant. . . . with twins!  We were able to see both embryos, their yolk sacs and their heartbeats.  Twin A measured 6.6 mm, and Twin B measured 7.0 mm.  We were also able to see the small area between the sacs where my spotting has been coming from.  The nurse practitioner said it is a normal side effect of the development of the placentas and to expect to see more spotting before it stops entirely.

I am 6 weeks, 5 days pregnant today, and the embryos measured 6w4d and 6w5d respectively.  The NP said that measurement by ultrasound is never exact and may be off by as many as 3-4 days at this stage and deemed their measurements "perfect."

So this explains why I have been so nauseated and exhausted--I have much higher hormone levels than I would with a singleton.

I am going to go back every two weeks for the next six weeks to ensure that things continue to progress normally.  The NP said today's exam was very good, no indicators of any problems.

MM was thrilled, as are our parents.  I am happy and excited and also a little freaked out.  ;-)

34 comments:

  1. Woo hoo!!!! Twins!! So, so excited for you guys!

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  2. THRILLED!!!!!

    THRILLED!!!!!

    I would have so wanted twins had I been where you are right now!

    joy joy joy

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  3. AHHH, sooooo awesome :) Congrats!!!

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  4. Woo-hoo!! Great news! Congratulations, S :)

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  5. So so exciting. Take it easy, esp. with the heat. It's gonna be hard work cooking two babies!

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  6. WOOHOO!!! I knew it would be a marvelous ultrasound! Congrats S!!!

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  7. Just started following your blog and wanted to say congrats!

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  8. Congratulations! I am glad everything went well! Yay for twins!

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  9. WOW!!! I'm so happy for you! I have chills. Sorry for my five-month absence. I've been a little bit busy... Just like YOU are going to be! I'm really, really so happy for you. This is fantastic news.

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  10. This is fabulous news! Twins will be amazing!!!

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  11. So excited for your little 2!!! Hoping for a smooth 9 months ahead for you. congratulations!!

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  12. Double the fun, double the trouble! I'm so very excited for you!

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  13. YAY! I guessed right! I really thought you were having twins! I hope all goes well for the next 6 weeks, and then the remainder of your pregnancy!

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  14. Congrats !!!! As a mom of Twins + 1, I will offer up this advice ... Rest, rest, rest, rest, ... and then rest some more. :)) I'm so happy for you !!!

    I didn't want to mention it before, but my pre-ultrasound numbers (with my twins) were almost the same as yours ... I didn't want to get your hopes up for twins :))

    Congrats again !!

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  15. AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!!!

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  16. DOUBLE TROUBLE!!! Awesome news S!!!

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  17. Congrats!! How very very exciting for you! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

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  18. Holy Crow, that's fantastic! Congrats!!!

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  19. Hooray!! Twins...congrats to you!!! :)

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  20. woop! congratulations!! i remember seeing my little bean at six weeks...looking just like a little peanut...beautiful. :) and two! how exciting! i wish you a very healthy & happy pregnancy.

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  21. Yay yay yay! So happy that everything looks good!! I went in today too for a very early U/S and found out that I have THREE gestational sacs in there! WOW!!

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  22. So awesome...what a blessing! Congrats to you!!! :)

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  23. Congratulations! So exciting that you have twins in there!

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  24. Such awesome and wonderful news! I have been following you for awhile since we miscarried in 2009. We had our baby girl last Summer and I went through seven weeks of progesterone injections to keep the pregnancy and it worked. We went every other week for the ultrasounds and it really gave me peace of mind. Twins are going to be so much fun! So happy for you and your husband!

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  25. knew it!!

    so happy for you!! don't you love to hear "perfect?" wait til you hear that heartbeat...i mean THOSE heartbeats!!

    i have been meaning to tell you how sorry i am about sebastian. it is hard for me to even comment on it - the bystander pain is pretty great for me - i just have to look at my dogs and i feel it very strongly! big hugs to you.

    sebastian will be a good guardian angel dog for your babies!!

    xoxoxo

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  26. Double congrats!!! What great news! :)

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  27. My jaw dropped when I read twins. Congratulations. That is perfect. I wish you an easy, successful pregnancy!

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