Thursday, May 10, 2012

Part Six

For those of you who are just starting, see below:

Part One
Parts Two & Three
Part Four
Part Five

Part Six- Twins?

This will probably be the last 'chaptered' post, as I'm hoping I won't have as much information to update as frequently, but I wanted to add one more post onto the end of all of my words to let people know where I am at right now.  (Well, other than sitting here in front of my computer while little man sleeps).

I went in for a repeat ultrasound on May 8th with the Ob.  He took a few quick looks and immediately found the baby with a heartbeat.  The heart rate was 129, up from 110 at the second opinion ultrasound.  The baby also measured right on track again today.  I could not be more thankful for this healthy, growing miracle.

The Ob also looked more deeply at the dark spot in the gestational sac.  Initially, he said that it might just be a hematoma, but as he looked further, he did say he thought it was a second sac for a second baby, with possibly a separate placenta and a second yolk sac.  At this point, he said that the second yolk sac is very large, and did not see a fetal pole or a heartbeat, so he thinks that the twin will be compressed by the healthy baby and just reabsorb, but that he wants to see me in two weeks to be sure.  (I was still only around 6.5 weeks pregnant at that point.  Also, he said he didn't see a lot of blood flow to the second gestational sac, that it was mostly going to the baby with the heartbeat, but when the tech at the imaging center had looked 4 days prior, there was no second yolk sac, so that baby was possibly still progressing since my last ultrasound.)

Based on the past few weeks, I'm not putting anything out of the question.  Especially since the diagnosis regarding the second baby sounds eerily similar to the diagnosis regarding the first baby at that terrible appointment on the rainy day a few weeks ago.  So, at this point, I'm assuming that I am still pregnant with twins and I'm talking to two babies every day, hoping that they both come home with me.  If not, I'll be okay, and I recognize that it may be a long shot, but in the past few weeks I've learned that miracles do happen.  I will possibly return in two weeks for a repeat ultrasound to check what is going on with both babies at that point in time.


2 comments:

  1. This is amazing news. I will continue to have you and the little peanuts in my prayers. :)

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  2. I don't know how I missed the last 5 posts but I had read #1 with the birth announcement. I am crying here going through this emotional rollercoster with you. I will be praying for you and those 2 little babies inside you! God can do amazing things, especially for those who ask.

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