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Knocked Up x2

It has been nearly three months since I last posted, but for good reason. I am pregnant. With twins. And we wanted to keep it under wraps until we had a bit more clarity. But, yesterday, we went social media official so, it only seems appropriate to finally blog about the first 15 weeks of my twin pregnancy.

On April 11, 2017, we transferred two of our remaining eight embryos in a frozen embryo transfer (FET) procedure. On April 16, 2017 (at 5dp5dt), I took my first at home pregnancy test and it was positive! Now, as many of you know, we are not strangers to a positive pregnancy test so, we were very skeptical and cautious. On April 20, 2017 (at 9dp5dt) I had my first beta hCG test and it came back positive with a reading of 158.82. Two days later it had appropriately doubled to 417.41. This was a milestone for us. We had never had doubling beta hCG numbers. With this, we scheduled our first ultrasound for May 2, 2017. That ultrasound revealed two gestational sacs. The following week, we had two heartbeats. A huge milestone for us.

Things were looking great until our twelve week ultrasound. We have always had one baby measuring a little behind, but our doctor was never concerned. But, the NT scan would kick up a few areas of concern. We had been meeting with a very nice doctor, but we had been trying to get into the private hospital associated with the company I work for. Meanwhile, we had the NT scan with our original doctor at 11w5d and she said both babies had normal NTs and there was nothing to worry about. We finally got booked for a scan at twelve weeks with he private hospital, the day before we were leaving for summer vacation, so we took it. They repeated the NT scan and said the NT on the smaller baby was elevated at 4mm. So, talks of invasive testing ensued, talks of termination when an inevitable chromosomal abnormality showed up, and talks of "at least you'll still have one healthy baby." I was livid. And upset. How could one doctor tell us everything was fine and the next doctor, two days later, tell us we will have to terminate one baby? It was a whirlwind of information, but it boiled down to us doing a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) test, which I will post about in a separate post. But, today, I am 15 weeks and 1 day pregnant with twins.

Bonus: (1) I will be posting a lot of things here in the next few days/weeks. I have some posts about morning sickness, CVS, traveling while pregnant, etc. (2) Now that we're "out" updates on the pregnancy will continue.

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