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November 15th, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Hi, I am Dawn. I have a 7 year old Easton and I am due June 28th (man that's a long time off haha)It is nice to meet you all

I have a history of fibroids so I had a very early ultrasound to check their sizes and locations out. My ultrasound was at about 5 weeks or so. I got called into the office for the results ( I thought for sure something with the fibroids had made this a non viable pregnancy when they made me come in) and was told there was two gestational sacs but they only saw a yolk sac in one. My doctor said at the time that there was a 50% chance that the pregnancy would continue as twins and ordered another ultrasound. In a week and a half I went back (longest week and a half ever mind you) and the tech got one very clear heartbeat and definitely saw another bean in the other sac. The bean seemed smaller and tucked in a corner. As we know the tech couldn't say much so I went home and waited to get the results the next day.

When I called he said he heartbeat of one was 146 and the second was 138 He said both seemed to be progressing well and eventually said the percentage of it continuing as twins was now 90% I have been extremely sick, started anti nausea meds this week but they haven't done much. I am just chalking it up as a sign that both babies are still in there and doing well. I am now about 7.5 weeks only and my doctor isn't having me come back in for a regular appointment until the week after Thanksgiving and will schedule the next ultrasound for my 11-12th week. Should I take that as a good sign that he doesn't want to re check earlier? I am just so nervous every second about all that could happen and I start googling vanishing twin syndrome and all these other things I know I shouldn't. Not a waking second goes by that I am not wondering if they are still both there and if they are still growing. I try to calm myself that if there is no bleeding or cramping everything is ok but I know I might not actually have any of those signs.

Has anyone had experience with finding this out so early that can share their story??

Also,

Thanks,
Dawn
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November 15th, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Also, is there a multiples board here and I am missing it? I have so many questions haha
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November 15th, 2012, 02:58 AM
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I'm afraid that, as far as I know (I haven't had an ultrasound yet) I'm only growing one bean, so I have no experiences as far as twins go. Just wanted to welcome you to the board and say congrats!! The ladies in this DDC are amazing and I know a couple are having twins so I'm sure you'll have plenty of support from everyone!
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November 15th, 2012, 03:51 AM
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I don't have any twins advice to offer, Just a congratulations and welcome!
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November 15th, 2012, 04:19 AM
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My last pregnancy, I found out I was having twins at 5 1/2 weeks. I worried the WHOLE time about losing one of them! They were both born perfectly healthy at 34 weeks 2 days! I KNOW how hard it is to worry!! The heartbeats sound perfect! If your OB was worried about anything, he would definitely have you come in earlier! You'll be getting more ultrasounds since it's twins, so that will help put your mind at ease too.

When I was 5 1/2 weeks (The day before I found out actually), I woke up and thought I had the stomach flu, until it didn't go away. I know how awful you feel with the double hormones. I had to take the anti-nausea medicines to even want to eat anything. I only gained 6 pounds up until week 20! Good news, you will get to have an enjoyable 2nd trimester just as those with a singleton pregnancy do, so just hang in there!! You'll be rewarded at the end (And 3 to 4 years from now, when your twins are the perfect playmates and keep each other entertained all day).

If you have any questions I'd be more than happy to talk with you!

When I was pregnant, I went to this board at TWINS Magazine | The Magazine for Multiples Since 1984, and the ladies there were awesome, and EVERYONE is having, or had twins. You'll find lots of good info there!

Good luck!!!
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November 15th, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Welcome!!! More twins, hooray!! There are 2 other moms in this group that are having twins. 3 sets of twins in 1 DDC is a lot I think! Congratulations, mama! I'm just cooking one bean. I thought JM had a twins board, but I guess not. The link that terese81 posted sounds good though!
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November 15th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Wow! I wish I were having twins; I think twins are the coolest thing ever! Congrats and welcome!
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November 15th, 2012, 06:13 AM
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November 15th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Congrats and welcome on twins! How stinking exciting!
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November 15th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Congrats and welcome!!!
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November 15th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Congrats! I am also having twins and also have an extreme fear of losing one. We knew from the beginning that our chance of twins was high because we did IVF and put back in two of the same quality blastocysts. I had a very high beta at 4 weeks and then we found at for sure at 7 weeks that it is twins. I'm so nervous. I have heard the sicker you are that it means the babies are doing well. I'm not very sick so I don't have much experience there. We had a 2nd u/s on Monday at 7w5d and both were doing well. No one has said anything to me about risk of losing any or success rates.

I hope you are able to relax soon. I know how you feel. I don't go back for 4 weeks and it is going to be a LOOONG 4 weeks. I want to see them again so bad.
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November 16th, 2012, 04:01 AM
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I am 9 weeks pregnant w/twins. Found out 10/9, early u/s 10/9 at 6w3d.

Here is my story it is kinda a long one:

I had an early loss at 5 1/2 weeks in mid/late June (after 6 months of trying for a baby with no success). I went in for a follow up to make sure everything had passed which it did and to do another u/s to see about the fibroids. The appt was with my regular OB office with a new dr. who was HORRIBLE, had no bedside manner, rude and had no idea what she was talking about I later found out. She didn't even read my chart and actually said "if you didn't want kids we would just take it out" when I asked take what out she then said " your uterus" in the you are a moron voice. She also told me I would need surgery to remove the fibroids and without it I could not try to get pregnant again without risking death! Talk about harsh. They did an u/s but were not able to tell me how many/how big & placement of the fibroids just that the biggest was apx 10 cm. In a nutshell I was referred to a specialist.

Fast forward to July I saw a specialist at Iowa City Hospital in the Fertility & Endocrinology dept. they are AWESOME! They were able to answer all my questions very quickly. I found that I have about 11-12 fibroids, NONE in my uterus cavity, the largest was 5-6 cm on on the fundus(top) of my uterus and others ranging from 1-3 cm all in the muscle walls of uterus or outside and was told that I'M NOT BROKEN! None of the fibroids will prevent me from having babies and no surgery needed. Needless to say I transfered all my care from my old OB, while I love a few of the docs a lot my 'do not see list' was growing and that is not good when it is a group anyone can deliver you. I was told not to get pregnant, come back after my 2nd period for a follow up to see if the fibroid shrinks anymore(fibroids can grow during pregnancy) and to make sure all blood test come back okay.

Fast forward to August. All blood work came back normal, the largest fibroid still 5-6 cm so no change. Dr. gave the go ahead to try for a baby and said when I do get pregnant to call right away as they will want to monitor early pregnancy.
I was told that in my case it would be more harm to remove fibroids then to leave them alone even if they grow very large during pregnancy worst case the fibroids will 'kill' themselves by cutting off blood supply.

Fast forward to Oct 9, (LMP 9/14) I got a positive test...the 1st month trying! I went from a 31-32 day cycle pre loss to apx 26 day post loss so I think that helped. I called the nxt week was told they wanted to do blood work & early u/s around 5-6 weeks. 10/15 & 10/17 had quant blood work done & it came back strong.

10/29 6w3d. u/s & appt with specialist. I waited for the 6 week mark so I had a better chance to hear heartbeat so ease my fears. Even though I should be excited to be pregnant I was SO AFRAID that the same thing would happen and I would loose this baby. My husband didn't get it, he was so excited and could not understand my view...I explained to him that losing a baby was always something horrible you hear about happening to someone else and you never think it will happen to you and when it does it is always in the back of your mind if there was something you could have done to prevent it and it weighs on you and you fells it could happen again at anytime. Anyway during the u/s to our surprise (well kinda I will explain) they saw 2 sacks with 2 yolks/babies with 2 heart beats!!! It was too early to hear heartbeats but we saw the flicker at 132 & 133 bpm. I am laughing & crying & my husband is asking the lady to check all the corners to make sure nothing else is hiding out in there! My daughter had been telling her teachers at preschool she goes to a christian preschool & her daycare that god told her mommy was having a boy & girl before I knew I was pregnant so when I found out I was pregnant I through it was odd but when they told me I was having twins I about passed out. Here I am telling her about the little boy who cried wolf and she was right!
Okay so back to my appt. so in shock I was very nervous and had lots of questions regarding odds of pregnancy and such. I was told that I have a 5% chance of miscarriage & after 1st trimester it drops to 1 %. However with the babies coming from 2 different eggs in 2 different placentas the odds are better. I was told I should not have to be high risk unless something happens along the way but the good thing is being at the U, the specialists are in the same office as OB.
I had my initial OB appt the following week 11/8. All is well just an in-take appt and to get the plan. I was told Im measuring 5 days ahead but probably bc my cycle was only 26 days but they will not adjust my due date. The plan is to see the dr every 4 weeks for a while and u/s often. Nxt appt 11/29 for u/s, I will be 10w6d. I have had lots of right sided pain and mild cramping and was even told not to worry after my check up bc I have a fibroid in that area that more than likely causing it. After having all these appt my fears have eased some...I will freak out sometimes but remind myself this is out of my control and whatever happens will happen. I am now getting excited about this pregnancy.

Dawn,
My story was longer than I expected sorry.
1st CONGRATS on twins!
I think if your doctor thought there was any issues to worry about they would express them to you or bring you in. It is awesome they saw/heard heartbeats and strong ones at that. I would also take the m/s a good sign I had to stop looking up things online because I was freaking myself out for no reason. If you dont have any spotting I think it is a good indication that your little beans are okay. Hopefully time flies and your next appt will be here in no time!
If you don't mind me asking what is the story about your fibroids? I have never met anyone with the same situation so I am very curious! I look forward to getting to know you and sharing stories.

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