Twin surprise at my 12wk...
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|Sat, 02-19-2011 - 12:00am|
I had an u/s at 7 weeks...saw ONE baby. Heard the heartbeat on Monday...the doc only heard ONE heartbeat.
But then today (12 weeks, 4 days), I went in for a scan and meeting with a high risk specialist and she finds TWO babies with TWO heartbeats.
HOW DID MY OB MISS THIS?!?!
I have very mixed feelings about twins. As I have mentioned several times on this EC, I have a heart-shaped (bicornuate) uterus. This means I have two seperate halves of a uterus that don't really connect because there is a 'wall' that seperates them. And both of these babies are in the same 'horn' of my uterus. Two babies, one half of a uterus. I just don't see that turning out so well...
My other two singleton babies were born at 34 & 35 weeks, which is not bad for a woman in my condition. But throwing a set of twins into the mix puts me at no more than 30 weeks before I literally pop. There will be hospital bed rest, progesterone shots, and lots of appointments with numerous doctors.
I really hope that my two little blessings make it to 30 weeks and beyond, but I can't help but feel like I'm going to lose them. This was literally my worst nightmare for a pregnancy. And I still can't believe it's happening to me. I have been a mess all day, but I am starting to feel OK with it. I really have no choice but to go on and think happy thoughts, right?