My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Meet the monkeys!

I gots pictures!  I'll only post one because it's the best one and why force a bunch of mediocre blobbies in your faces.

Today I'm 8w6d and everything is looking good.  I graduate from the fertility clinic and move on to the high risk ob with an appointment one week from today.

While we can't say for sure that the bleeding is over, she couldn't find any clots that we could predict bleeding.  Does that make sense?  It still might happen, but we didn't see anything today showing that it will happen.  Ok, that sentence makes more sense.

Both babies are measuring just about right, the heart rates are between 155-160bpm which is perfect.  And the doctor saw them each wiggle (I didn't notice it).  While there are obviously no guarantees, things are looking as good as they can look at the moment.

On the symptom front, damn I'm a lucky bitch.  Pretty much done feeling queasy.  I sometimes feel a little bit of stretching in the abdomen which I love because it means they're growing, and I'm having some lower back ache from time to time, and I'm waking up constantly during the night.  But for the most part, yeah, I'm really lucky.

Ok, I partially wanted to get all this out so that people who don't want ultrasound pictures in their faces might have some text before the pictures show up on screen and I think that's enough.  So here we go!

Baby B is on the left and Baby A is on the right, and both are pretty much hanging upside down.  So we're back to calling them monkeys.


  1. Aaaaaaw they are soo cute :) That is a really clear US picture. I got nothing but snow with a lump in it.

    I hope that is it for the bleeding. Enough with the scares, you monkeys! Be good for Mama.

  2. Hot damn, Mama! Lookin' good! Those are undeniably fraternal twins...that must be a relief. Glad the bleeding has stopped with no clear evidence it will happen again...I'll knock on wood as soon as I find some. :)

  3. Yay! I see monkeys too so does that make them sea monkies?

  4. I'm not sure if I've commented yet, I'm a new follower. (I *think* I clicked over from babycenter but could've been another blog...) Anyways, congrats and I love seeing your ultrasound picture! I'll be anxiously following along with your pregnancy and hoping for the best!

  5. Thanks for posting! Amazing stuff. So cool looking here & seeing great news.

  6. Hellooooo there little monkeys! :D :D

  7. What a great pic! So clear. So very nice to meet you monkeys!

    So happy the bleeding stopped and hopefully that is the end of it.

  8. Wooohoo!! I think I was *almost* as anxious as you to hear an update on the monkeys. Things are looking good and its time to breathe a sign of relief.

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