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TWIN GENDER REVEAL!

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We found out if our little ones are boys, girls or one of each this weekend at our gender reveal!

I was guessing they were going to be girls while my husband was guessing they were going to be boy/girl.  Our party members guessed Girls (3), Boys (4) and Both (13). We had no preference at what our little ones were, but we were SO EXCITED to find out!

We had confetti poppers and it was a blast. It worked out great because we didn’t know what they were, neither did our families since we have the envelope to a family friend – so it was a huge surprise. Plus our family friend was so honoured that she could be the secret holder.

Anyways… Now that I built the suspense enough 😉

BOY AND A GIRL!!!!

So my husband was right again! We are so excited and I am a little embarrassed to admit we already started shopping (even my husband!)

We didn’t have a preference but I would be lying if I didn’t say having one of each is pretty cool! But very overwhelming since we really will need to buy double everything including wardrobes.

 

 

 

 

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Passed our NT scan.

Quick update,

both of the babies passed their NT scan with low risks. Both had nasal bones and their NT measurements were 1.2mm and 1.5mm – which are fantastic.

Baby B was incredibly difficult during the scan and we were there for over an hour trying to get them in the right position. After lots of jumping, walking around and trying to get them to move – we finally got the measurements.

Unfortunately the pictures we got weren’t great. While disappointing not important – I was just happy to hear they both passed their NT scan with flying colours 🙂

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Update 9 weeks 4 days.

I completely forgot to update my blog after our 9 week ultrasound on Monday.

On Monday I had a bit of rust coloured spotting when I woke up so I called my OB office and they had me come in that afternoon.

My ultrasound tech was really well… a bitch. So much so that I even asked her what was wrong as soon as we walked into the room because normally they actually try to make you feel comfortable this lady must of been having a bad day because it was tense from the get-go.

Anyways we started the abdominal ultrasound and she was extremely quiet and my anxiety went to 100 real quick… I asked her if she could see them both and she wouldn’t even respond to me (like I said, a real bitch) so I was panicking. Then she only had me hold my breathe once instead of twice for both babies… I thought for sure I had lost one.

She told me to go to the washroom and we would do a transvaginal. I asked her if that was safe since I was on pelvic rest due to my two hemorrhages and she just said “yes, that’s the policy here”… I wasn’t really sold on that answer but I did want her to do the transvaginal so I could get some answers.

When I returned to the room… I was bad and looked at the screen. I read one was measuring at 9 weeks 2 days and the other was measuring 8 weeks 3 days. I was heartbroken and just wanted to cry as I started getting the transvaginal.

Then she has me hold my breath… then she has me hold my breath again. I ask her “is there two heartbeats?!” And thankfully this is when she stopped being so cold and told me yes both babies are there and have heartbeats. I couldn’t believe it. I started bawling my eyes out (second time during an ultrasound now lol) and I later found out everyone could hear me as my mom came with me but waited in the waiting room and asked if it was me crying. YEP.

The ultrasound tech said that one was hiding behind the other during the abdominal so she couldn’t really see baby B but they were both measuring perfectly and had nice healthy heartbeats.

I spoke to the doctor afterwards and the other great news? One of my hemorrhages is gone and the other is shrinking! He even said he doesn’t think my miscarriage rate would be higher than anyone else even with the twins and hemorrhage which was a relief to hear.

I am definitely feeling more optimistic this week and I even left my bed a couple times to go with my husband for a “car date” which is how we have been having our dates since I can’t walk around much. We just order take out and eat it in the car haha.

I go for another ultrasound in a few days for my 10 week ultrasound and I am hoping the other hemorrhage will be gone too. We are also doing the ultrasound where they check the fluid on the back of the necks so I am hoping we have some good results from that as well.

My ultrasound pic of Baby B isn’t the greatest since she took them abdominally so you only see their back I think. But it’s a great shot of Baby A.

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Babies looked good!

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Yay! The doctor said the babies are doing wonderful!

We have heartbeats of 140 for Baby A and 145 for Baby B. Which my doctor said is perfect. Baby B is measuring 2 days behind but she also said that it’s completely normal and they can measure ahead or behind up to 7 days. She also said she would guess one is a boy and one is a girl from the sizes but it’s all hocus pocus right now.

My husband took off some time from work to see them today too, so he was really happy. They looked like little peanuts, the cutest little peanuts though.

So definitely feeling happy today!

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7 weeks today.

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Seven weeks today and I have an ultrasound to check on my little raspberries tomorrow. I really hope and pray they are doing well.

My husband is coming with me tomorrow so I am hoping I will have a friendly tech that will let him come and see – he was so sad he missed the first one.

My husband has been so happy about the twins, I think he’s also happy that he was right all along that we are having twins. He’s been incredibly helpful and so protective over me, normally he is – but he’s definitely holding my arm a little tighter walking off the curb now.

“Morning” sickness has been alright so far. I have only actually been sick once, I’m mostly just really nauseous. It comes and goes but late afternoon is when I get hit the hardest or when we are in the car.

I notice when we go to baby stores people are dismissing me as not pregnant. I get the up and down look, they check for a bump and then they move on. Sucks for them because I have to buy twice the amount of things – they’re missing out on some sales. I’m looking at you Buy Buy Baby.

We did buy two bassinets this weekend though. I know you aren’t suppose to shop this early – but they were on sale and it saved me over $80 buying them now compared to later when they’re not on sale. Plus they are prefect. We have a lot of grey chevron already because I was terrible and bought stuff before we were even pregnant, so really my husband wasn’t shocked that I already wanted to buy things.

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Anyways, I’ll update tomorrow once I have some more news and hopefully another ultrasound picture!

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Beta #2 was good news!

Went for my beta today (14DPO) and ended up getting some great news! My beta was 248 from 46! HUGE increase in three days.

My clinic has now officially also declared me as pregnant! The nurse today was much nicer than the nurse on my first beta too. They want me to come in for one more beta on Tuesday.

Four weeks and baby is the size of a tomato seed!

Period is due today/tomorrow so please don’t show up! Fingers crossed!

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Nervous for 2nd beta tomorrow.

3 weeks 6 days today and hoping I will stay pregnant. I had a nice thick uterine lining and on progesterone suppositories so I hope baby stays nice and cozy.

I ended up telling my parents last night, I wasn’t going to tell them until after my second beta but I needed to share the news with someone! Plus if anything did happen, I would want my mom.

I gave them a Valentine’s Day card from baby and told them that they will see them in October! Both my parents started crying and they were so excited. They are already trying to decide their grandparent names LOL.

I haven’t tested in 24 hours now as I was stressing myself out comparing the lines to each other and wanting them to get darker quicker. I ended up just getting a digital so I would get a simple yes or no and I got a yes!

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My appetite is pretty weird the past couple days… I’m just not super hungry and food just tastes boring. I really only want spicy food!

I’m mostly just worried about this weekend though since my period is due Sunday/Monday… Once I am done with my betas and passed this weekend I think I will calm down a bit.

Fingers crossed for good beta numbers tomorrow.