Monday, November 19, 2007

Pretty, pretty, pretty good

I am still pregnant, and I am still pregnant with twins.

One embryo measures 20mm or 8 weeks 3 days, with a heartbeat of 183. That was deemed completely fine.

The second embryo either measures 18mm (8 weeks 2 days), as determined by the first doctor, or 15mm, as determined by the second, with a heartbeat of 197. The combination of the smaller size and rapid heartbeat suggests that this embryo may not make it. But it's hard to know.

If the second twin doesn't make it, I think I'll feel a combination of sadness and relief. If I'm not going to have twins, I vastly prefer that the decision be made for me.

I go back either next week or the following week for another ultrasound, and I'm going to schedule my genetic testing. Apparently CVS isn't recommended for twins (hive mind: input is welcome), so we'll probably do an amnio. I am concerned that I'll start to show before the amnio, and that I'll have to tell people before I'm ready, but perhaps I can cross that bridge, etc.

Thank you, as always, for your well wishes. And happy Thanksgiving -- I hope all of you have as much to be thankful for as I do.


Anonymous said...

Happy thanksgiving. I wanted to ask you about something you said a few posts back ... about your partner being a "reluctant participant" in the bun project. This may be too presumptuous of me, but I wonder if I could email you offline about that. I find myself in a similar situation, and I just wonder how you navigated it. No hard feelings if you don't want to talk with a stranger about this. Just thought I'd ask, because it was refreshing to me to see that written. Because all the other TTC blogs out there seem to be blissful couples 100% on the same page about this. Thanks. I'd be happy to send my email address ...

aspiring baker said...

Anonymous -- feel free to email me at

- AB