Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Tony and I had our first appointment with Dr. De La Pena this morning. I have been counting down for weeks, waiting for today. I have been so nervous to see if the baby has a heartbeat. I have heard so many stories of positive pregnancy tests where a baby never formed, or a heart never started. So the ONLY thing on my mind when we went in this morning was "is there a heartbeat?" Never did it cross my mind to think of more than one heartbeat. When the doctor first started the ultrasound he asked if multiples ran in our family to which I instantly replied, "Nope. Well... my sister has triplets but no one else in our entire family ever has had multiples." I figured this was a question he asked everyone before a first ultrasound. He was very calm and spent a few minutes explaining what everything we were seeing on the screen was before pointing out the "first" embryo. I didn't catch this clue (although this is when Tony had a heart attack). When he went on to the "second" embryo I quickly understood what was going on. Poor Tony was just waiting for a third! The doctor stayed very calm and continued talking, not allowing us to freak out. I think I was in a state of disbelief. I was definitely not freaking out about the idea of raising two (thanks to Amanda), but so genuinely shocked that there were two, I don't remember much of what was said after that. The babies both measured at 5 1/2 weeks, which is 2 weeks less than where I thought we would be. I am a bit confused as this would put my positive pregnancy test before they were even conceived! The doctor assured me everything was fine and they would be able to measure much more accurately at my next appointment. Now we have to wait 4 more weeks to see them again!

Both babies!

Baby A

Baby B

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