Friday, May 30, 2008

11 Weeks

When we saw the ultasound today, we were amazed at how much the babies have grown in such a short amount of time. I was worried because I have not seen them in four long weeks. I did not know what was going on inside me since I did not know what to expect and it is too early for me to feel the babies move. It was a relief to see them all moving around. I am not far enough along to hear their heartbeats. Hopefully we'll be able to hear them at our next appointment. I can't believe that even though I am only in my first trimester, I can see their profiles clearly. They look so cute. The doctor was pleased with my progress so far. All of this is starting to sink in. Wow FOUR babies at once. We are so blessed! The family I always wanted all in one shot. Who'd ever thought this would happen to us?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

7 Weeks

We found out that the fourth sac did indeed develop into an embryo. Nick and I were amazed when we saw all four of the heartbeats. We were shocked but excited! When we shared our exciting news with family and friends, they thought we were kidding. The doctor reviewed risks and complications of having more than two babies. In the midst of reviewing our options the doctor mentioned a procedure called selected reduction that would eliminate two of the embryos. Since we have waited so long to get to this point and saw their hearts beating, there was no way we could ever think about following through with such a procedure. The doctor also warned us that we had a long road ahead of us but he would do his best to help us in any way he could and to get us to at least 30 weeks with the help of a maternal fetal specialist.
I woke up every morning ecstatic that I was finally pregnant but worried about the possibility of miscarriage along the way. Being pregnant with four children after waiting so long to get to that point was indescribable!