Vanishing Twin :(

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Vanishing Twin :(
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 4:46am

So I had my first appt today and I was SO nervous. This whole time I have been feeling very pregnant and even had a feel it was twins. I was right! But unfortunately it looks like one is a vanishing twin:( I'm at 6 weeks and we could very clearly see the egg sac and a heartbeat in one (Yay!) but in the other there was nothing just the sac. I know this is really common, and that I should just be happy that as of right now I have a viable pregnancy but I can't help but feel sad and like I could have done something to help both babies live. I also feel like my intituition was cruel to make me know we were having twins but then not actually have it be the case. I know ridiculous right? Anyway I am going to try not think of any of it anymore and just enjoy the next few weeks but I have to admit that I was a bit excited about the prospect of twins.

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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 10:02pm

Oh Ash, I am so sorry to hear that the twin did not quite make it

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 2:45am

I just want to say, you all are so sweet for your responses!!! They have actually helped me feel a lot better about everything. Same with talking about it to my MIL and SIL, just talking about it in the open made it seem more normal and less tragic if that makes sense.

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 4:19am
Good thinking, Batman. Will keep my fingers crossed for you! When is the date of your next u/s?

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 7:08am
My appt is on the 17th in the afternoon. I will definitely update after it:)
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 10:22am
I'll be thinking of you then!

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 12:15pm
(((Ash))) It sounds like you're in a pretty good place right now. I can't imagine how tough it was to see, though.
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 10:51pm
Wow Ash, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts then too! It is a lot more common than people think, but I know how emotional it is to see two little blobs and immediately want BOTH to be ok. hugs!!
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Sat, 01-07-2012 - 12:00am
Wow, what news Ash! Thinking of you and hoping you'll see two heartbeats at your next U/S.

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Sat, 01-07-2012 - 5:12pm
Sorry about your appointment Ash. It sounds like you have a good perspective on it right now. I hope the second bean is just a few days behind and catches up!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Sat, 01-07-2012 - 10:05pm

Aww Ash

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