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We had a dr appointment yesterday. Everything is perfect! She's still a girl (thank goodness!), her heartbeat was 142. I had opted for the quad panel blood test, and everything came back negative, which is a relief!
The only strange thing is...I have a double placenta. They aren't sure why, and said it's nothing to be concerned with unless I'm in a lot of pain, but it is a strange thing. Has anyone else had this? I was worried that there had been 2 babies at some point, but was assured that no, that wasn't the case. I'll have to do some more research on the subject I think.
We have a name picked, and I've picked the bedding. Just google "Zutano Owl bedding" if you're interested. I'm in love, it's adorable!
Only a little over 4 months to go...I'm getting nervous and very excited!
Edit: but now that i'm looking into the double placenta I'm reading that there may have been 2 fertilized eggs, but only one baby developed. Hmm. I'd love some insight on this from any of you who may have experienced the same thing.
Last edited by kld1981; January 6th, 2012 at 06:10 AM.
I lost CJ's twin around 8 weeks. I was not diagnosed with a double placenta. His/her placenta was pushed aside/reabsorbed with the entire second sac.
There does however seem to be a lot of speculation about what it does signify. It could have been a twin loss (very early for the placentas to fuse), an incomplete twinning- there was a possibility that it was going to split into identical twins, but did not. Or just a random thing that happens.
Here is a link to a geneticists take and research on the question. He seems to poo-poo on a lot of the speculation out there. Re: Two placentas, one baby.
So glad everything went well at your scan. I have never heard of a double placenta, but I'm glad it doesn't sound like it will cause any problems with the baby. I love the bedding you chose. Very cute!
Thank you very much Meganpixel for my fabulous siggie!
The only time I've heard of a double placenta is talking with my mom - I was just me but with my brothers, they were twins. One of the ways they know if twins are identical is if there's only one placenta. I would imagine it's like you said, there were two eggs and possibly one was never fertilized or just never turned into a baby.
I think they're connected...like, there's the main placenta, then a little loop, then the other one. They really didn't seem too concerned with it, so I'm not worrying about it, but I was also very interested in finding out more about it. I guess I'm a medical oddity!!
Thanks for the comments on our bedding, I think it's wonderful. I LOVE birds, especially silly owls, so the second I saw it, I knew that was it!