So some interesting news on the baby front. Tuesday we went in for another sonogram. This coming off two weeks since our last sonogram, which showed Baby A as doing well but Baby B smaller than would have been liked. Keep in mind that our twins were the result of transferring two embryos with the IVF.
It turns out that Baby B did indeed not make it, there was an empty pregnancy sack. However, Baby A is in fact Baby A1 and A2; we're still looking at twins, just identical twins now instead of fraternal. It also means that for a while there Jenn was pregnant with triplets, something that would have been a huge concern had she carried all three to term. It's sad in a way, but definitely for the best. Twins is going to be difficult enough as it is; Jenn is considered high risk and likely will be on bed rest at some point. Triplets would have raised that risk significantly.
The good news is that the twins are both doing very well. They're in separate amnionic (sp I'm sure) sacks and both are measuring with 2-3 days of what is expected. Both had heartbeats in the 170 range which is apparently normal.
I think it's finally hit Jenn that this is really happening. She's said as much herself, but just watching her demeanor lately. The past couple of weeks were kind of rough. We were left with the two-weeks-ago sonogram with the fear that we were losing one of the twins, Jenn caught the cold/flu that kept us from going to San Antonio and worried her no end about what the effect on the babies would be, struggled to get well without being able to take anything beyond aspirin and Tylenol Cold. And then all of the sudden it's "Whoops you're going to have identicals, and they look great".
What a long, strange trip it's been.
Another sonogram next Tuesday, and assuming things look OK again it should be our last with the fertility specialist, and we'll get turned over to an OBGYN.
How can anyone wonder why some of us consider the NCAA tournament the greatest sporting event ever. I'm sitting here watching West Virginia, after being down by 18 early in the first half, come back to lead Xavier by 1 with 1:56 left. And the best part is I TOTALLY CALLED WEST VIRGINIA IN THE ELITE 8 IN MY BRACKETS! The NFL with Fantasy Football comes close, but really nothing else in sports combines the excitement of the game along with a feeling of involvement that comes with filling out brackets. Oops now Xavier is up by 2 because WV all of the sidden can't hit a shot and Xavier is hitting their free throws. Total nail biter, and even though on any normal day I wouldn't give two shits about anything in West Virginia you'd better belive I'm rooting like hell for them now, and all because I happened to pick them as an Elite 8 darkhorse.
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