Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is ours...

...or should I say these.


Both have good uterine placement and are measuring on track. Heart rates were 115 and 119 bpm and we were able to hear them both.

I am in complete shock. I thought twins were a possibility after my early pee sticks but then my beta numbers seemed too low and I settled firmly into my belief it was only one. I have thought all along that if it WAS twins, M would completely freak out and I'd be nervous but excited. It's exactly the opposite. M is cool as a cucumber; very enthusiastic and sending me sweet, reassuring text messages. I am relieved and grateful, of course, but also scared out of my mind. We left with a dozen pictures, a toddler covered in Spiderman stickers, and a prescription for Zofran (Hooray!).

It's been a "double" kind of day around our house: Double ear infection for E, poor guy. He started an antibiotic already so hopefully he'll feel better soon. We should go buy a lottery ticket. Maybe we'll win twice. Heaven knows we could use the money...

Holy crap, you guys. I am going to need so much help from those of you who have done this already!

34 comments:

loveandchaosreign said...

I knew it!!!!

I haven't done twins with a singleton in the house, but I can give you all the twin advice in general I can offer.

CONGRATS x2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sugar said...

[gasp]...HOLY CRAP!!!! yeah for the excellent visit and yeah for x2! My chin about hit the desk and followed with a yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

shroomie said...

Congrats! So exciting...having had twins help is there! Woo hoo -

path2parenthood said...

Wow! Congratulations (x2)!

anofferingoflove said...

that is one gorgeous ultrasound photo! congrats!!

(and im here for you on mentoring and support!) ;)

anofferingoflove said...

and ps. i knew it too!! :)

gem29 said...

WONDERFUL~!!! I LOVE THE ULTRASOUND!!
congratulions x2!

♥N said...

Yay!!!!! Oh my gosh!!! How exciting!! Congrats x2!

pajamamommas said...

Wow, congratulations! What exciting news!

J and DZ said...

Wow! Exciting news! Congrats. (:

lezbemoms said...

YAY!!!! YAY!!! Congratulations congratulations!!! Happy Happy!!! (have to say it all twice now that you're having twins. ;) )

babypants said...

Yay! This is awesome news. I am so happy for all of you, all five of you :).

reproducinggenius said...

This is so amazing! I'm all weepy! What wonderful newss! I'm so happy for all of you. :)

Emily said...

YAY!!! CONGRATS!!!

Allison said...

Congratulations twice over!

tbean said...

Wowee wow wow wow. Hooray! And don't worry about the "holy crap" feelings. The night after our first twin u/s, I sat on the couch from 2am to 5am not sleeping and pondering the concept of becoming a twin mom (and carrying a twin pregnancy.) I'm more than happy (and finding it completely surreal and bizarre as well) to offer guidance on all things twins. But for today, just one step (and zofran pill) at a time. I too, started the zofran in week 6. Unfortunately all it did was keep me from puking but didn't touch the nausea.

YAY!

tbean said...

Also...I think it is super awesome that this happened this way. E. has a connection to his donor that the twins won't but the twins have each other. Seems like that will help balance thing in your family.

jessie said...

Yay!

tireegal68 said...

This is amazing news! I don't blame you for freaking out! We only had a week of twins but it blew my mind! Good luck!

mommie2be said...

I knew it - even way back when, I just kinda knew it! I'm so thrilled for you!!

Lucy said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! :)

Inlocoparentis said...

Need I say it again? HOORAY!!

Stacey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! I'm sure you'll figure it out as you go along. At least you have some baby experience under your belt already. :)

Meegs said...

TWINS!!!!!!!! Eee, that's amazing! Congratulations x2 Mamas!

Strawberry said...

Doesn't look like my first comment went through, but congrats on TWINS! I'm sure blogland will have lots of great advice for you. Yay!

Trinity said...

OMIGOSH! EEEEE! Congrats, Mamas! :)

Dreams and False Alarms said...

WeIcome to
The club!

Maria said...

so great!! twins are amazing!!

thiswillbe said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the wonderful and crazy world of gestating and raising multiples! :) Sending huge good thoughts for a happy and healthy pregnancy with your two little ones!!

We reacted the opposite of what I expected, too. I actually thought S was going to be mad when we found out it was twins (she always said "no twins!"), but she reacted just like M did.

Congrats again! I am just so excited for you!!

Bionic Baby Mama said...

holy smokes!!

congratulations!!!!

Pomegranate said...

congratulations!

feministhousewife said...

Holy cow!!! Congratulations!!!

Emily said...

CONGRATS!!!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness! Congrats! I was thinking of you after seeing pictures of E on FB, and here is this great news! So happy for you guys.