If you missed or exciting news about having TWINS you can read it here.
Before I get into the details I want to answer one question I get a ton and that is if I took fertility drugs and the answer is NO. I was not taking anything at all and having just come off the miscarriage I was nervous about trying again that it wouldn't happen. Well GOD answered all my prayers and then some because he blessed me with TWO babies.
Okay so the fun stuff
I found out that I was pregnant on September 13th 2015. It was about 3 days before my missed period but I just had a feeling that I was, so I tested....twice. First with some dollar store brand tests (because that's all they had) and then when those came up faint but still a positive see what I mean and yes I used them both back to back lol
So I had Michael pick up a digital one and tested on that one the next morning and it was positive.
So for the first week I felt like myself and then it hit me and hit me hard. The being tired all the time and I was sick to my stomach on the verge of throwing up almost 24/7. It was ten times worse than when I was pregnant with Grayson and my appetite was off the charts. I would be so starving one second and then so full the next feeling like I was going to lose my lunch. The only thing that satisfied my stomach was carbs. I tried my old trusty spinach smoothie one time around 6 weeks and was dry heaving for the next half an hour. It was bad. I spend many nights on the couch afraid to move because I just felt bad.
All of this led me to believe I was having a girl because it was so different from my 1st pregnancy with Grayson.
I was counting down the days until my appointment on the 27th so that I could hear a heartbeat and ask about them giving me something for my constant nausea.
When I had gone in to take their test to confirm my pregnancy I had asked for a sonogram at my 9 week appointment. One nurse told me no and then 3 days later a nurse called me and said "I see you asked about a sonogram at your 9 week?" I said yes because we knew we were having a repeat c-section and I knew I would need a dating sonogram so could I just do it all at once. Her response was "Yup no problem come in at 11:45 and you can have your sono first" I was so excited to see a baby and a heartbeat.
Okay so I worked for a little bit that day and then went home and had a snack because I was so hungry and then Michael and I went to the Doctor. My Aunt had Grayson with her and at this point no one but my mom sister and sister in law knew I was pregnant.
We get to the appointment and I was nervous walking back to the sonogram room. I took a deep breath and held Michael's hand as she squirted that warm goo stuff on my stomach. The second that wand touched my stomach and the first picture flickered up there I saw the line that formed the 2 sacs. She said "You have two in there! TWINS!" Michael said "your joking" She said I NEVER joke about twins, and I bused out laughing. I just kept laughing. Then I just stared at the screen with two wiggling gummy bears on the screen.
Michael looked at me and said "We have to move" and I just laughed some more. We got all the pictures and saw the good strong heartbeats. Then we had 5 mins until our appointment with the OB nurse so we quickly hugged each other and then called my Mom and told her the awesome news. She didn't believe us until I swore on Grayson's head lol. I sent her a picture of the sono. We went to our OB nurse appointment and got a ton of free samples and updated my chart. Then we had a 45 min break between that appointment and the one with the Doctor so we ran to subway to get subs and then made some more calls. I Face timed my sister and she sobbed she was so happy and then I called my sister in law and she said "Shut the eff up are you for real?" It was crazy and unexpected that we would have twins.
So we got into see the Doc. And got some super good news
First of all they both looked healthy. They are NOT identical because they have two very pronounced separate sacs which means two separate eggs were fertilized. Second it appears that they each have their own placentas. We will know for sure when we go on the 16th to the specialist for a more in depth high tech ultrasound. And I have read that just because there are two sacs does not mean that they are not identiacal but I'm going to go with my doctor who has deleivered thousands of babies.
Why is all this good. One with separate sacs they cannot tangle up in each other or each other's umbilical cord. Plus with having two separate placenta's there is less worry of twin to twin transfer. All good news.
Now the scary stuff. I'm now considered high risk because of the twins. I have to watch my exercise and over doing it. I will not carry to term which kind of makes me sad. The doctor said our first goal is 34 weeks then 35 then 36 then 37 after 37 he is fine with anything. I will have a repeat c-section which is good because twin deliveries natural can get complicated.
One thing that makes me happy I will get to see them a whole lot more. I will be monitored so close because of carrying twins which means more ultrasounds. I will start going every 2 weeks at 18 weeks and then at 25 weeks I will be going every week. He said that on average when a woman carries twins the uterus measures 4-6 weeks ahead of where it really is. So 16 weeks I will most likely be measuring 20-22.
We are just so excited and feel so so blessed by God for these TWO miracles growing in my belly.
Oh and yes twins run in my family my maternal Grandmother was an identical twin.