Today was our super-dupper-ultrasound day. They checked each baby very thoroughly.
“Would you like to know the sex?”
As the tech measured each baby, warmth and love just continued to fill my heart. I can’t believe there are two. Regardless of my dads words to me about having twins, i still cant believe it. It’s just so odd to me that one egg and one sperm can split and make two babies.
I am 17 weeks and 4 days along. Baby A is measuring a healthy 18 weeks and 3 days comin’ in at a whoppin’ 9oz. This baby was jumpin all about. Everything is A.O.K
Baby B. My little Baby B. This little one is only measuring about 16 weeks and 3 days, is about 5oz, and is starting to stray from what doctors consider a “normal” size for this point. Jumping around a little bit, this baby only has one artery in the umbilical cord compared to the two that Baby A has.
Is it Twin To Twin?
The doctors cant tell yet. Other then the size difference, there are no other indications that Twin To Twin is happening, which is good. All the other signs they would look for are normal. The twin Doc (who is incredibly awesome by the way) said Baby B’s size might be because of the lower blood flow caused by having a single artery in the umbilical cord. Which, if that is the case, isnt to much of a concern.
If it is the beginnings of Twin To Twin, i most definitely will have to get a surgery where they will sever the transfusion btwn the twins, which will basically make the one placenta, two. This surgery is not performed in Cleveland. I will either have to go to Cincinnati or Ohio State. Ohio State? like the college? Anyways, we are not there yet so im not going to let my mind go there.
Can i go to the ocean for vacation August 6th?
THe doc said he is not sure yet. He told me i am going to be monitored very closely now and wants me to come in one more time next week before my vacation before he gives me the “ok.” If the Baby B continues to decline…i probably wont go. No biggie. Im not entitled to anything. My cervix is looking nice and intact- the way they want it to look for someone carrying twins. This also would have kept me from going to the ocean. But it looks like its not going to. Oh, i do hope i can go one last time before i have kids.
This seems to happen every year, which im laughing about. I continually have to give up this specific vacation every year i have gone THe first year, my grandfather died just the week before. Though he was getting up in years and we knew his death was coming, we were still deviated by it. We canceled the vacation but then decided to go last minute. Last year, we were about 2 hrs from getting to the hotel and smelling the ocean air when we got the call that Bretts grandfather died. I stayed, Brett left after about 3 days. This year, its the babies. I would be more then willing to give up a vacation for their health.
In conclusion, there is really nothing we can do except trust in the One Who creates and has each day prepared for us. I do trust God, though im a bit nervous about what that means at times. I keep reminding myself that no matter what happens, this is apart of His allowable will. He is Good, Kind, and Loving. I often forget that this place is not the point, Heaven is. I am not entitled to anything and everything is merely a blessing i get to enjoy if God allows it.
SO WHAT ARE THEY??? I bet you are dying to know.
They are girls! Sorry dad. One for two aint bad though.
More on that later