Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Friday, February 26, 2010

THIS IS TWINS TERRITORY! Yes, we're expecting TWINS!

We live in Minnesota and are big MN Twins Baseball Fans! So, naturally we announced our exciting news of having twins playing off the phrase of, “This is Twins Territory!” So, here’s a photo of me with the logo taped to my belly and Nick holding the ultrasound photos!

Our first ultrasound photo. The most beautiful blobs we've ever seen!

My intuition has proved to be correct – our ultrasound confirmed today that we are having TWINS! Two placentas + two heartbeats = two babies!

We were so relieved to have the ultrasound today. We just wanted to know everything was okay with the baby or babies. The ultrasound was amazing! Seeing these little embryos was indescribable. They are the most beautiful precious little blobs we’ve ever seen in our lives. The heartbeats are strong and the babies sizes are measuring right on schedule. I have faith in my body and faith in our twins.

One of our doctors gave us the “Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy“ book that they give to women when they become pregnant. This was an exciting moment! For us and for her, the doctor, because they want to see their patients become pregnant! I made a comment in front of all the nurses and the doctor that this was "ONE EXPENSIVE BOOK!" They all laughed!

As we said our goodbyes and walked out of the Department of Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo, we were amazed at all we had been through. And as awesome as it was to finally be leaving there, (knowing we may never be back there or at least not until another round of IVF) we were a bit sad. After all, these were the people that got us pregnant! So many appointments full of disappointments but full of even more hope. And through it all, we are so very thankful for everyone there with their fantastic medical expertise and caring personalities.

"Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God. Look around and serve God. Look within and find God! God closes doors no man can open and God opens doors no man can close."

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