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October 12th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Ok 1st off I can't believe I'm posting over here. I've been a member of JM since May 2009 and we have been ttc since June 2008.

So for those that don't know me here is a quick up date on my story.
I'm Rebecca(35) DH is Maurice (36) and we are from Ireland. We started ttc before our wedding and that is where this amazing heartbreaking and now joyful story starts.
We got married on the Island of Malta with 60 guests.
After a while of bfn's I went to the Dr because of my age I didn't want to waste to much time. DH had a SA which was perfect so it was my turn to be tested. I had my 1st Lap in September 2009 where they found a lot of Endo and my left tube was very badly twisted and damaged beyond repair so I was booked in for 2nd Lap on our 1st wedding anniversary October 8th. they removed my left tube and as much Endo as they could and then I was on a menopause injection for a few months while I recovered and before IUI's started, But while I had my Lap I also had a smear test done.
this was the start of a 7 month Cancer scare where I had 3 colposcopies and 2 Leeps. But was given the all clear. and was told to wait again before IUI.
Anyway to make a long story short. I had 2 IUI's with injections and 6 clomid cycles and 2 injection cycles. So it was the big move to IVF.
Here is a link to my IVF cycle http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1...ested-pg6.html

So when I tested I couldn't look at the test so I asked DH to look I wanted to surprise him in a reaklly cute way but my nerves got the best of me. He kept saying I think it's 2 lines so I grabbed it and OMG t lines he kept saying are you sure, are you sure so I did another test then another and another. OMG a :fbp:

At 6 weeks I went into hospital with bad pain I was so scared I thought I was losing the our baby.

Well all is ok. The pain was from enlarged ovary on my right side. She said it would go away with time but if it got bad to come back in. The Dr this morning was so so nice.
She did the scan and said I was measuring at 6 weeks 2 days.
Then she said do you want to listen to the heartbeat. OMG I starting crying my eyes when I heard it and saw it flicking away on the screen. She then said do you want to hear the 2nd heart. I was finished I was crying so much. Two beautiful heartbeats.

She said everything looked great and that they were not identical twins as they each have there own sac.
So that's it girls I'm having TWINS ♥ ♥



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October 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Jara's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Congratulations! And Welcome!

I'm Jara (33) Married to Jason (33) I am a stay at home mom to 4. Kaeden is 6. Wyatt and Emerson are my Boy/Girl twins. They are 4. And my youngest is Lydia. She just turned 1.

Wyatt(5) Lydia(2) Emerson(5) Kaeden(7)
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October 12th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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WAHOO!!! Congrats on a and on TWINS!

How exciting! Thank you for sharing your story! Prayers for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy, and two healthy babies in a few months! When is your due date??

I get excited for first time mommies, and those who've had a journey getting there have such sweet journies. I love being there and watching your excitement! Thank you for coming over here and letting us share the journey with you!

Welcome aboard, twin mommy.

Much thanks to Alethia for my beautiful siggie and tags!!
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October 12th, 2011, 05:11 PM
luvmykids623's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I've watched your TTC journey for the last few years, and I couldn't be happier for you. I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant with twins from MA.

Thank you Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggy!

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October 12th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Oh Rebecca, congratulations!! I am so excited for you!!

Lucky mother to five!

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October 12th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Congratulations and welcome! Just so you are aware, there is still a small chance your twins are identical if the embryo split in the first day. You won't know for sure prior to delivery unless they're different sexes or you have an amnio.
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October 12th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Rae-of-Sunshine's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Congrats and welcome! and ditto what she said above. Identicals that split within the first 3-4 days will look just like fraternal twins. I got very interested in twins when I found out I was pregnant with them. The wikipedia page on twins (Twin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) seems like a basic place to start, but I got a great foundation there. They also had a great chart to explain the different things that happened depending on how many days after fertilization identical twins split. Turns out mine are fraternal, but until I knew they were b/g I was really wondering They say about 25% of identical twins have separate sacs and placentas.
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October 13th, 2011, 12:09 AM
abwright17's Avatar Ashley
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YAY congrats on your :BFP: and welcome!!!!! Your story was sooo heart felt. Keep us updated!!!!
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October 13th, 2011, 12:17 AM
April Flowers's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Congratulations and welcome!

Gorgeous siggy courtesy of tasha_mae!
Oct 26, 2010--Thing 1 is a BOY and Thing 2 is a GIRL

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October 13th, 2011, 08:34 AM
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welcome and CONGRATS!!! wow your story is amazing!! I'm so happy for you!

I'm Jessica (25) and just had my Identical girls 3 weeks ago :-) they were spontaneous and a definite shocker to us lol I also have a 2.5yr old son and my SO has a 3 yr old son

I couldn't believe it when i started posting here either and now I have 2 beautiful twin girls! :-) good luck!!!
Mommy to Hayden (4/15/09) and...

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October 13th, 2011, 10:35 AM
nat1970's Avatar Nicole - Mom2Leah,Ty,TJ
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Welcome and congrats. And ditto the others. They can't say for sure that they aren't identical until you first find out the sex, if they are b/g then you know for sure. If they are b/b or g/g then once they type their blood if they are different then you will know for sure. If they are the same then you can do DNA testing. I have b/b twins who were in their own sacs and had their own placentas. I did DNA testing after they were born and they are identical. It just depends on when the end splits.

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October 13th, 2011, 10:40 AM
nat1970's Avatar Nicole - Mom2Leah,Ty,TJ
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This breaks it down too. Twin pregnancy - identical and fraternal twins - single fertilized egg splits - two sperm cells fertilize two eggs - Baby2see.com

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October 13th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Celry's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Congrats and welcome.

There is a higher chance of ID twins with IVF than there is with the rest of the population. It's still not high, but those twins could be ID, you never know.

Thank you peimum for my siggie

Dec 26 '08, BFP after 21 months thanks to acupuncture
Jan 14 '09, first u/s one strong heart beat
Jan 28, '09, second u/s, Surprise! two strong heart beats
Aug 13, '09 Arya and Eiley are born on what would have been their great grandmother's 105th birthday
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October 13th, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Just saying hi again, I'm so happy that you're here!

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