Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Thing 1, and Thing 2!!!

So to follow up from my post last week, where I was taking bets on the sex of the baby, and making a joke about having twins, my dream came true, partially anyway. It's twins!

The shock has not worn off yet, and there are alot of things to think about with this pregnancy. As of right now they are concerned that this may be a "Mono-amniotic" pregnancy, meaning the babies share the same sac. Everyone at the Doctor's office today was thrown for a loop, and trying to figure out why this was missed in the beginning. I feel like I have typed and or told this info about a thousand times today, but I offer it up to anyone and everyone out there that believes in prayer.

Here's the rundown...

There are definitely 2 babies, one they are pretty sure is a girl, the other, not sure at all. It's bitter sweet news because they are afraid that the pregnancy may be Mono-amniotic, meaning that the babies are sharing the same sac. If this is the case, it's dangerous for 2 reasons, 1, they can potentially strangle each other with their cords, and 2, because you run the risk of twin to twin transfusion, meaning that one baby will take the majority of the nutrients, leaving one to suffer. There are slight indications of this already, as one is showing some signs of kidney trouble, non life threatening, but fluid around the kidney. Both hearts look great and brain development they said was fine.

The odds of this mono-amniotic pregnancy is about 1 in 60,000 - and there is a 50% chance that you would lose atleast 1, maybe both babies. I go to UAB this Friday for a detailed ultrasound to get more info, we are hoping and praying that "thing 2" is a boy, this would automatically mean they are in separate sacs and not in danger of strangulation.- or any of the other risks involved with this rare condition.

So please keep us in mind and in your prayers. We are, and want to be so excited about this news, but have this little "blip" of anticipation hanging over our heads right now. We want to be worried more about the logistics of how to handle two babies, than something being wrong with either of them.

So much news, I'm not even sure how to process all of this.... Stay Tuned!

13 comments:

Yankee Belle said...

WOW!!! I know with all will be fine...however God intends it. XOXO
~Still Speechless in G'dale.

random_mommy said...

FRIDAY is TOO LONG!! I'm sooo impatient!

4 sets of crossed fingers at my house...

TaraKy said...

Does this change your due date?

Lots of prayers from VA heading your way. We love you guys! Try to stay positive!

Smilingmom.com said...

wow! Awesome, amazing, and a little scary. I'm sending prayers your way.

Leslie said...

My Chris told me this evening that he'd talked to your Chris... What news! We will certainly be praying for you ALL as you try to balance anxiousness with excitement as well as for two remarkably healthy babies!

Nattie Bug said...

We will be praying for you and the babies! Amber

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, my goodness. Blue Momma just told me this & I had to see if you'd posted about it. Congrats! I'm guessing this is why you've had such morning sickness! I will have the three of you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie, your mom didn't tell me all this. Please try not to worry. I am very good at it, so let me do it for you. You will be in my prayers and thoughts constantly. If we can help with Munchkin (or in any other way)just let us know.
Abundant love,
your aunt

Steph said...

You and your family will be in my prayers.

beebop @ fantasticvoyage.wordpress.com said...

wow, thats quite a surprise! congrats on twins! crossing fingers for you as well, good luck on Friday!

M said...

Mostly a lurker but I must post my prayers for your family and those babies! I hope you get good news! (And wow. Just wow for you!)

Catwoman said...

Wow! Talk about a shock! First, congratulations! Is your life about to change!

Second, I'll be sending you and your babies prayers and happy thoughts.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh!
Congratulations of course.
You and your little bundles are absolutley in my prayers.
Wow. Waiting anxiously for Friday's update.
God bless you and yours!