Yesterday was my third ultrasound. We still have two babies with two heartbeats! Whew!!!!!
I must admit, I'm a little confused as to which one is Twin A and which one is Twin B, because the doctors seem to have switched them around. I guess it doesn't really matter. One of them is measuring 7w, 6d with a heartbeat of 171. The other baby measured at 7w, 1d with a heartbeat of 155. Dr. A said both looked great! Of course, I can't help but worry that the one seems a bit behind. I know the hb is in a normal range, but why is it measuring so much smaller? Sigh.
On Monday, I had my intake appointment at my new OB. I didn't actually meet the OB, but with a nurse. This was pretty much to just go over medical history. It's difficult to explain the pregnancy and how far along I am because it's an FET. On the questionnaire, it asks for the date of your last menstrual cycle. This is how they figure out how far along you are...in normal circumstances. I wrote April 29th, but had to explain that wasn't the date we would be using. I also gave them the date May 24th, which was our FET date. The nurse had me all screwed up on how far along I am, and I know I came across as completely scatterbrained. I felt completely ridiculous because it just wasn't adding up! What I didn't remember until driving home later (of course), was that on the date of transfer, the babes were already 6 day old blastocysts. Gah! Now she probably thinks I'm some big airhead, but oh well.
Let's not forget that she started off the appointment by saying "I see that you are due on August 23rd." Ummm, noooooooooo..... She had the paperwork that had been sent to them from my clinic for my previous pregnancy. I informed her that I hadn't made it to my intake appointment with that pregnancy before I had my miscarriage. She said "I wondered why you were just now getting around to coming to see us."
Overall, the appointment actually went pretty good and she was nice. It was just very awkward working all the details out about the FET. My current file hadn't been sent to them from my RE yet, because I hadn't officially graduated.
As of yesterday though, I am done at my clinic. It's kind of sad really, not to have another appointment with them. They gave me a gift bag as a congratulations before sending me on my way. It included a nice big pregnancy book with a week by week guide from conception to birth, and TWO silver baby spoons, one for each baby. I thought that was really nice.
While I am SO extremely excited that everything looked good for both babies yesterday, I cannot help but still be apprehensive. I was really looking forward to reaching the second trimester and hopefully being able to relax a little at that time. But then today, I have a fellow friend from a support group that is also pregnant with twins that got bad news. She was very excited for her OB appointment today because she was going to find out the gender of her babies. What she found out was that they are boy/girl, but that the girl has some serious complications and is not developing as she should. The doctor told her that they would most likely lose the girl within the next couple weeks. The boy is growing perfectly. My heart is broken for her. This just goes to show that we can never truly know how things will turn out until we actually have those babies in our arms.