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Thursday, September 17, 2009

8 Weeks

Yesterday we reached the 2 month mark! I went in Friday for a sonogram and everything looked great. I have been fighting off an upper respiratory infection for about a week and a half and on Sunday it got really bad. I was coughing so much that I started bleeding and ended up in the emergency room. We were terrified that it was a miscarriage and the 25 minute drive to the hospital seemed to take an eternity. They did a very extensive sonogram and confirmed that the babies were both fine. We got to hear the twins' heartbeats for the first time. One was 145 bpm and the other was 153 bpm. I never did get a definite answer for the bleeding, but my doctor thinks that I coughed so hard that I ruptured one or more blood vessels. It was quite a scare! I had to stay in bed for three days until the bleeding stopped and have started an antibiotic. I am finally starting to feel better! Here is the sonogram picture from my appointment on Friday, September 11th.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Many of you know that we have wanted kids for a long time and officially started trying to have a family this summer. After two months with no success, my doctor did a blood test and determined that I had been preventative for so long that my body hadn't started ovulating again. He offered two options - keep trying and wait for my body to get in gear or take a round of Clomid and let that jumpstart the process. We researched the side effects of the medication and found that it only had a 10% chance of twins - what are the odds??? We were so ready for kids that we decided to go with the Clomid and I took one round while we were on our cruise to Alaska in July. A few short weeks later on Monday, August 17th, we found out that we are pregnant!! At our first doctor's appointment on August 26th, our doctor confirmed the pregnancy and did our first sonogram. He immediately said that he saw "owl eyes." We had no clue what he was talking about, but when he showed us the image, we were pretty sure he was pointing at two babies.

He asked us to come back a week later to be sure. We went to dinner after the visit and ate in almost total silence. The only words we spoke were "two babies, two cribs, two late night feedings." We were definitely overwhelmed but so grateful that God had blessed us with 1 baby, possibly 2. We spent the next week in prayer that God's will would be revealed and sure enough on September 3rd it was revealed LOUD AND CLEAR!!!

What appears to be a ghost is our two babies in two different sacks. Dr. White said that if I was only carrying one baby, my due date would be April 28th, but he estimates it will probably be about three weeks earlier. Our new prayer is that our twins will be healthy and stay inside until 36-37 weeks. I am almost 7 weeks now. It still seems completely unreal, but we are so very excited. We go back on October 2nd to hear the heartbeats!