That's right. You read it correctly. We have two babies and two heartbeats. Woo Hoo!!! I am so happy and relieved that we have at least made it this far. Doesn't stop the worry, but at least I know that both babies are okay to this point at least.
Today I am 6 weeks, 4 days pregnant.
Baby A, which didn't show a heartbeat on Saturday, measured at 6w, 1d and had a heartbeat of 117.
Baby B had a heartbeat of 108 Saturday, and today measures at 6w, 5d with a heartbeat of 136.
Dr. P said that both are measuring within normal range. Of course I questioned if it was okay that Baby A was behind the other. Even though I know from reading other blogs that this can be normal, I still had to ask. He assured me that everything looks just fine. Thank you Lord.
I go back next week to be sure that they are growing appropriately. Please oh please oh please let them both grow the way they should!
I asked about the spotting, which is still occurring off and on. Yesterday it was still brownish, but was stringy and smelled. TMI, I know, but by writing it down, maybe it can offer some assurance to someone else someday. Dr. P said he couldn't tell where the spotting was coming from, but that it is the most common question he gets. It is definitely normal.
I asked about my activity level. I've been trying to limit my time on my feet since the spotting started, which is nearly impossible with my job and softball. He said that I am okay to continue exercising as long as I am comfortable. Walking and being on my feet is more than okay. I asked about lifting. Again, as long as I am not overly straining and feel comfortable, that is okay too.
I haven't been lifting weights for exercise at all since the transfer simply out of fear. Even though I am a personal trainer and know that it is perfectly acceptable to lift during pregnancy, it is hard not to be fearful when you are at the end of the line in ttc. However, with my job, sometimes I need to help someone load their squat rack or pick up a weight. I've just been trying to avoid having anyone do any exercises that would require any lifting on my part! Ha! Or I've made them do it themselves while I acted busy doing something else. I've been given the okay to continue as normal, within reason. I am so thankful for not having to worry about that anymore.
Hubby was able to be at the appointment today. I am so happy he got to hear both heartbeats so all this can be more of a reality for him. He was fully expecting only one. I think he's been doing a pretty incredible job of keeping blinders on in order to avoid the hurt if something were to go wrong. I don't blame him. We were really excited last time and it tore our hearts out when we lost Bob. He now at least believes I am pregnant and knows we have twins.
We are still not planning to tell anyone until we reach the second trimester. At least we are hoping that will be the case. Question for any of you twin mommies out there: how early did you start showing? With twins, I am afraid I won't be able to hide it that long. My work uniform consists of a dry fit t-shirt, and my softball coaching shirt is also a dry fit shirt. It's kinda hard to hide anything wearing dry fit clothes, which is basically what I live in!