So I got a call early yesterday morning from the high risk office. The results from the amniocentesis was back. First, neither of the babies have any chromosome disorders. And I guess they did an even more detailed test on Baby A (the one with the 2-vessel cord) and that came back normal as well. Also finally found out for sure the genders of the babies.... both girls!
I didn't care if they were boys or girls. Neither did Brian. But in honest I was really hoping for girl/boy and so was Brian... mostly he just wanted at least one boy. I just didn't like the idea of a 3:1 ratio with the kids. But they are suppose to be identical (Mo/Di) so I knew they would be the same sex. Mostly we are both happy to just finally know for sure. We were told they were both girls three times, and told at least one was a boy two times. So it was very frustrating. Now we can seriously focus on names and start buying stuff, etc.
Oh Brian's first responds when I told him was "Well, I guess we have to have another set". Haha... joked that we will have to have identical boys next time to make it even haha.
The kids were the next to find out. Rhiannon was just like "okay..". Konnor got upset actually. No matter what we said he kept saying "NO TWO BROTHERS!!". Poor guy, he seems okay with it now though.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Today was my first appointment at my new OB's office. I didn't see/meet the doctor but it was still a good visit. It was confirmed that he will let me try a vaginal delivery as long as Baby A is head down. That is so great, I was worried about even finding a local doctor that would let me have a vaginal twin delivery. And most doctors that will do it require both babies to be head down, this doctor only requires Baby A. Nurse even told me last year the he deliver triplets vaginally, and of course it was a big deal. The nurse was super nice too. We just sat in the exam room talking for quite a while (they weren't busy at all). I have an appointment set for next week. During that appointment I will only meet the doctor's wife who is an RN and midwife. After that I will see the doctor.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
(19wk 6days) The ultrasound was fine. Both babies are doing fine and weight 10oz each. They were moving a lot and I think Baby B had the hiccups. Then I had to get the amniocentesis done. I was scared of course but I figured that if I didn't watch what the doctor was doing, and just focused on the ultrasound screen it would be okay. I was wrong. It hurt so bad. At first it was like getting a shot - just stung a little. Then as the needle went into my uterus it hurt so bad. I had to do everything in my power to not jump up off the table. I yelled but not really loud and tears were even coming down. And with all that pain... I had to do it again. The second time wasn't as bad but still very bad and painful. I got to go home right away. After I was in the car I got a kick from one of the babies. The strongest kick I have every felt even from Rhiannon and Konnor. I'm sure it hurt more because I was very sore. But I told Brian that the babies were mad about the amnio. I had a little cramping but it hurt a lot and I was sore all day. We will find out the results within 14days. I am not worried about getting bad results, but I am looking forward to confirming the genders.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Yesterday I had an appt with the high risk doctor, just like every other Monday [18wk today with mo/di twins]. First, once again.. we dont know sex... not in our opinion at least. Weeks ago we were told "maybe girls?" when the tech didnt seem to get a view at all. Then at the next appt we were told "both girls" when she only look at one girl and it was a side view, not a private area view. That same day I had an OB appt and we clearly saw boy parts and OB said "this one is a boy!". Even though they are mo/di, he tried to get a view of the other baby to be sure... but couldnt see. We liked that he didnt want to assume they were the same because you never know they are identical for sure until a DNA test is done. Then at my appt yesterday the tech got a good view of one baby and said girl - and it really did loo like a girl to me. That was the baby on the left, in the picture you can clearly see part of the other baby to the right. She looked away doing whatever... then she looked at the SAME baby and said "this one is a girl too". But in that second picture you can clearly see a baby to the right again. I tried to point it out but she wouldnt listen. DH agreed with me, she never moved the ultrasound wond at all.
We are confused and upset. DH it was confirmed that one is a boy and later confirmed that one is a girl - so he is going by that. I wont be happy until someone said "yes one is a girl and one is a boy". I honestly dont care if they are both girls, both boys, or one of each... but I want to know. I feel like we will never know until they are born.
Then they had the doctor come in to look at one of the babies.. I didnt freak out but was a little worried. He said the baby on the right has a 2vessel cord - it should be 3. Then I thinking "oh okay - no big deal" -- my son had the same thing. They told me at 30-31weeks (born at 32wks) and said it could cause a problem with one of the kidneys but that everything looked good via ultrasound.. and when he was born everything was fine. But this doctor starts going on about down syndrom and how I should get an amnio done.. but then goes on about how I could miscarry from it. - Seriously making it all very very scary. So now I am freaking out.
On a side note... when the doctor came in to get a look at the cord for himself.. I could swear I saw boy parts...