Thursday, October 14

I don't really know what to call this post

I can't describe all the emotions I've felt the last two days.
We had a little scare yesterday.
I woke up yesterday morning & realized I was bleeding a little bit.
I kind of freaked out and started crying. Jeff was at work already & I didn't know what to do. The first thought I had was to say a prayer, so I knelt down and prayed that my baby was ok.
I tried to pull myself together and called the doctor. They said to come right in.
I called Jeff at work & he said he'd meet me at the doctor.
I got to the doctor and was so proud of myself for holding it together so well. Then Jeff got there
and I kind of lost it again. I was so scared. I didn't know what was happening.
The nurse took my vitals and then we waited for what seemed like forever (but really it was only a few minutes) for the doctor to come in. He did a pap smear and made a few comments about there being quite a bit of blood, which of course made me freak out a little more inside.
Then he wanted to listen to the heartbeat. He found it right away and I felt a little relieved.
He then explained to us a few things that could have caused the bleeding. He said
when the uterus is growing, it will sometimes grow right over a vein and then the blood from the
vein has to come out.
He also said it could have been that a little part of the placenta might have detached from the uterine wall, which can also cause a little bit of bleeding.
The third thing he said it might be is placenta previa.
He wanted to do an ultrasound to see if they could tell what was going on in there.
So the ultrasound guy starts doing the ultrasound and is quiet for a minute looking around in there and then he says, "Well, here's one baby......and here's another one."

We're having TWINS!!

Oh my! Definitely not what we were expecting to hear.
I started laughing and crying at the same time I think.
He measured both babies and one is a tiny bit smaller than the other, but both right around
the size they should be. Both heart rates are good and they were wiggling around like crazy
in there. The ultrasound tech commented more than once on how wiggly they were. He was
trying to get some good pictures and they just wouldn't stop moving.
He said it doesn't look like the placenta is covering the cervix, which would mean it's not placenta
previa, but he said it's a little hard to see everything this early. They will be able to tell better
when I'm further along. But they were going to have a radiologist take a look at all the ultrasound pictures also.
It was the coolest thing ever watching our babies moving around in there. I didn't ever want to
leave that room.
Apparently twins is considered a high risk pregnancy, which means they will be monitoring the
babies extra close and doing lots of ultrasounds. That makes me happy :) I feel better
when I can see the babies and know they are ok.
So we don't know really know what caused the bleeding, but it has stopped for now.
The doctor put me on bed rest until my next appointment, which is on the 20th and then we will go from there.

Here are some pictures of our babies.
The first three have both babies in them but you can just see the top of their heads and their arms.

These two are my favorite because you can see their little faces.

It's amazing how much I love these babies already!


Amber Masters said...

How exciting for you guys!! Twins will be so fun.

Jacob and Nicole said...

Oh my goodness!!! Congrats, that is so crazy!!!

Lindsy Hartsock said...

Questions answered from facebook. :) So happy for you. It really is such a SHOCKER when the ultrasound tech says that. I think I screamed through the most of the rest of the ultrasound haha and I said "what?!? really???" a lot. :) I hope everything continues to go well. Get used to the dr's office and ultrasounds for sure, but it is all worth all the sacrifices in the end.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness Megan!!! Congratulations!! Twins would be so fun.

Sheri said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!! I am so happy for you guys!! That is such exciting news!! You are going to be great parents, there's no doubt in that!!

Joe and Natalie Johnson said...

That is some seriously exciting news! I hope you get feeling better- relax and enjoy what you can! ~Congrats~

Heather Strong said...

I am in shock! That is so exciting! These ultrasound pictures are amazing and so clear! Hopefully everything turns out to be ok. I have placenta previa with this one but I don't really care if it doesn't fix itself because I will probably just have another C-section anyways. But I never had any bleeding like that... Hopefully you get some answers about it. And hopefully you get some good rest!

ThE CaRr SuPeRsTaRs said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!! I cannot believe this! that is so crazy you have two little babies in there! How exciting!!! i'm so happy for you guys! Glad to hear everyhting is okay too.... what a scare! Take it easy and seriously as hard as it may be listen and follow doctors orders! Having a premie baby is kinda scary i would know! Keep those little ones in there as long as ya can! Congrats again! :)

Anonymous said...

That is FABULOUS!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! I always wanted to have twins; it's such an efficient way to get lots of children in the fewest pregnancies. :-D

~Emily Tree

Amy Nielson said...

I am still in shock!!! But so excited and mostly glad that they are both ok. :)

Grandma Honey said...

This is all so exciting!!! Your Grandma just told me the news and I am so happy for you all.

My daughter in law had twins 18 months ago and she had a bleeding episode when she was 15 weeks along. She was put on bedrest for a little while, but soon was fine. She carried the babies to term (minus 2 weeks). She was told it can be normal to bleed some, especially with multiples.

Brady and Jamie Sefcik said...

OH MY GOSH! That is so crazy! You guys are probably going crazy right now. Congrats!!!