Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The long awaited update!

  We had our 1st u/s last week at 6w4d. We could see twins pretty much right off the bat. Measured A and got a good heartbeat, went to measure B and holy crap there's C... Needless to say there was some jaw dropping involved. B & C in one sac and A by him/herself. We got good measurements and heard and/or saw heartbeats on all 3. We decided to keep it quiet until we could see the maternal fetal specialist this week. Not knowing if they would even ok me to carry triplets with my size and history.
 Yesterday was our appt. My youngest has had a nasty stomach virus so we had to push the appt back a few hours while she was at urgent care. The u/s tech did measurements and heartbeats and it seems like she's gotten all 3 although the identicals appeared on top of each other or something. It wasn't transvaginal so everything was rather blurry.  Dr Tabor came in and within a couple of minutes informed us that one of the identicals in fact stopped growing during the last week. Now looking back I see that the tech knew and of course couldn't say anything to us.While it's very sad that we lost one we also realize that the risks have been greatly reduced for the babies and myself. We will continue to be seen by the high risk ob just to be safe and go back at about 12wks.

  It's been a lot to take in over the past week but I think now that we are past that big appt and know what's going on there's a big relief..we can do this! My last surro-twins were born at 34w5d and incredibly healthy so my goal is to make it even further this time around. IM wants some big ol' fat babies and I'm determined to get them just that : )

5 comments:

  1. OMG - I can't believe there were triplets...sad that you lost one, but there is a reason for everything. I will say a prayer for you for a healthy twin pregnancy and pray that the other 2 continue to grow healthy.

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  2. FYI when Stacey said that her size is a concern... It's because she is TEENY! And as for our little ones... They were chugging right along with heart rates at 162 and 168 bpm :) We're in LOVE!

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  3. Such sad and wonderful news all at once. Glad you are all doing well though and I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers for all of you involved.

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  4. Oh, wow!! I'm sorry about the loss of one of the babies, but I'm glad the other two are doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  5. I am sorry one of the babies passed, but hope this will mean a healthy and happy twin pregnancy for you and yours IPs! Hugs!

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