Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Disappointed but Relieved

About 2 weeks ago, we had our first ultrasound.  We immediately were able to see two sacs.  Baby A measured at 7 weeks and had a good heart flicker.  Baby B unfortunately never developed.  It was an empty sac.  

Dr. A called this vanishing twin symdrome.  He said it occurs in 1 out 7 pregnancies and it did not matter if it was ART or natural conception.  My body would absorb the empty sac within the first trimester and Baby A would be unharm.    

He said that it explains why my morning sickness is worse this time around.  Extra hormones are going through my body since there were two sacs. 

From the research I did, everything Dr. A said was right on track.  A few scary options could happen but mostly if the twin would vanish later in pregnancy. 

My initial reaction was purely disappointment.  When I saw that two sacs attached, I was excited/overwh ed by the thought of having two but then to know one did not develop was a huge letdown.   After that reaction, relief come over me.  Mostly because 2 daycare expenses is more doable than 3 daycare expenses and we do not have to worry about vehicles either.  My little subie would not work at all with 3 carseats.

So we are super excited to have one strong little heartbeat flicker!    

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Snapshot-Silliness

Ava is entering the stage of complete and utter silliness.  This girl cracks me up.  Her sense of humor is developing more and more each day.  She cracks herself up and boy does she have a full belly laugh.  These photos are from this past weekend.  It was Saturday morning and just the two of us and she was just cracking herself up.