Welcome To Our Garden

Monday, November 5, 2007

173 & 178 *Updated w/pics*

You know what those numbers are?

Those were our flowers heart rates today!!

I'm so excited right now I can hardly think of the words to say. So let me get to the point....we saw 2 heartbeats and HEARD 2 heart beats and we saw 2 active little flowers with arms and legs moving around.

Our babies are alive!


Today is 10w1d. Flower A is measured 10w0d and Flower B is a little behind measuring at 9w3d. We were reassured that so far that is ok. That 1 twin can be a little behind the other and neither have gained or lost since our first ultrasound. They are still 4 days apart. So far, so good with that.

Of course we couldn't just go in and come out with no drama but I'm trying not to be upset on this next part unless I have too. The doc confirmed 2 babies and 2 yolk sacks. However they are sharing a sack and placenta. We have a lot of reading to do but she mentioned something about twin twin transfusion. Basically this is where 1 twin could possibly "hog" the goods coming to them thus causing a much smaller twin or loss. But like I said, I can't dwell on that possibility right now.


We're happy with that!

I had to return to work so it'll be a little while before I get the pics up.

Here's Flower A (my favorite shot. Love the little arms and legs)

Another shot of Flower A

And here's Flower B

And another of Flower B

*Note to self---Don't EVER Google anything you don't want to know negative things about! If anyone reading this has ever had any dealings with twin twin transfusion please email me.


K J and the kids said...

Can't wait to see the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Ya Ya!!!

Good news....

Merr said...

YAY for 2 heart beats!! Sorry about the scare though. I hope everything is fine.

Mom G said...

Blessings to you!
Can't wait for the pics either.
How excited I am for you!
Eveything sounds beautiful.
Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Sara said...

Looking forward to the pics! congrats!

Melissa said...

That's so great!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

shortmama910 said...

kimI know alot about twin to twin transfusions, email me with your email as i dont have yours. shortmama910@yahoo.com

Keri said...

The pictures are fantastic! They both look smart and beautiful and sassy! I still can't believe you're having TWO babies! :)

Julie said...

How exciting! Way to go ladies!

Marcy "meg" said...

Great pic's! I am sorry for the scare on the other part... I don't know much about that at all... but I would of course google it too. But, I wouldn't get too worried about it as you said... you can't believe everything you read online. Enjoy every day of your pregnancy and try not to worry!

Mom G said...

Amazing, amazing.... life is beautiful.
Sorry, I know nothing about twin to twin transfusion, but my God children's mother is an identical twin, and one of them was quite smaller than the other at birth. They are both beautiful and perfect!
keeping u all in heart and prayers.
Sounds like shortmama is gonna be a blessing in helping with those fears. God Bless.

Louise from Canada said...

Nice flowers! Nice solid heartbeats too! Well done, Kim. I don't know anything about twins but I am sure that things will be okay.

Notes from 2 moms said...

wow.... 2 .... wow

tbean said...

What beautiful babies--hope you get more info about the transfusion thing that puts your mind at ease. I know everything is going to go beautifully!

Ali said...

Great pics of you little flowers!

Sara said...

Great pics! Beautiful little arms and legs! I can understand your worry, and I'm sending you wishes for peace, strength and much JOY!

Anonymous said...

My name is Alissa, my partner is Tovi, and we have a 5 year old son and twins born just 8 weeks ago! They had TTTS (twin to twin transfusion syndrome) and I would be happy to chat with you about our experience and what we know. Try not to worry until you know more! And, even if that's the case, our babies are wonderful and did really well--so can yours!

Peace and calm,
(gotta change this email soon...)

hotomiky said...

Whooo... so exciting to see two flowers in your pictures.

Can't wait to hear more stories from you all :o)

Miss ya!

tiff said...

That's wonderful!!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures! You two must be sickly excited. I AM for you both!!! What AMAZING gifts!

Holly said...

Congratulations!!! Look at those little flowers!!!

Teaberry said...

By the way, did you notice that 173 added as 1+7+3= 11?

Kim said...

Teaberry - OF COURSE I noticed! :o)

Two Mamas said...

THe kids are absolutely beautiful! Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear and see more updates!

I think our due dates are 2 days apart!!!