Friday, May 20, 2011

Our First Ultrasound...

Today we went for our first ultrasound.  I wasn’t expecting much, as we are only five weeks and one day along.  The Prince came to join me a few minutes before it was time for the ultrasound to begin.  While we waited, he answered work emails, called his personal trainer, and did other annoying things that indicated to me that he was generally disinterested in what was going on.  But then…the nurse came in the room.

The Prince has never seen a prenatal ultrasound before.  As the nurse positioned herself and the machine to get started, I looked over at The Prince.  He had his hands cupped over his mouth, his face was covered with sweat and he was hyperventilating a little.  I asked if he was okay and he said with a shrug “Yeah.  Of course”...but he never took his hands away from his mouth or his eyes off the screen.  “Is that it?” he said, pointing at the screen.  The nurse hadn’t put the probe in yet.  She smiled politely and said “Nope.  Not yet.”

A few seconds later, I started crying.  A beautiful dark circle had appeared on the screen, with a tiny light circle inside of it.  The Prince said “What?  Is that bad?”  And the nurse responded “Nope.  That’s a beautiful sac and if you look right there, we can see the yolk sac.”  He said, “The yolk?  Like a chicken?  Where’s the baby?”  Taking over for the very patient nurse, I said “The baby is still too small to see honey, but the sacs mean the tiny dot of a baby is in there.  Things look good." 

With that, The Prince leaned back and started breathing deeply.  I said to the nurse, “I think he’s relieved.  My Hcg was pretty high, so there was some thought that it might be twins.  But it looks like we have one healthy baby cookin’.”  The nurse said “Well, sometimes we only see one at first and then a second appears later…”  She stopped mid-sentence because as she said “a second appears,” the probe shifted and a second gestational sac, complete with a yolk sac appeared.  The two little babes couldn’t have been further apart from each other in my uterus, but there they were…like two little eyes staring at us from the screen.  We have twins!!!

The Prince said “No…where?  I don’t see it.”  I kept asking him if he was okay, because although he was smiling, his face had become pale and he looked like he might faint.  The nurse walked him through what he was looking at and, for a second, he teared up.  He didn’t let any tears fall…but he was close.  To his credit, he said only positive things to me about the “twin situation” (except for one joking comment about how we are “now officially going to be poor forever”…a comment that I can forgive under the circumstances).  He kissed me a lot (even in front of the nurse, which is not The Prince’s usual style) and kept on smiling.  He was shaking when he said good-bye to me and he still looked like he might pass out, but I think he’s in shock and he will be just fine once the shock wears off.

As for me, I had been a little worried about this scenario.  What would I think and how would I feel if I found out we were having twins?  Would I panic?  Would the pregnancy stop being “fun” and start being scary?  It turns out that, as usual, I worried for nothing.  I was elated when I saw that second dot.  In fact, the nurse chastised me for giggling so hard that she couldn’t get a still picture of “Hamish 2” after we found him (or her).  I was so excited, laughter was the only response I could give.  I was literally bursting with joy. 

My cheeks are still hurting a little from smiling so hard and I feel this warmth all through me.  I’m happy and content and feeling so good.  I may be poor for the rest of my life, but right now…today…I feel like the richest girl in the world.    

21 comments:

aliciamarie911 said...

You're having TWINS?!?! WHOA! How exciting! :)

S said...

Aw, that's exciting!

I'm sure the Prince *is* in shock. Seeing twins at the ultrasound is a twist in so many TV shows, commercials and movies because most men freak out initially about it. . . but ultimately are fine with it.

I'm happy for you. :-)

Mary said...

Twins?! Thats great! Oh, I'm so keeping my fingers crossed for you for the next 30+ weeks! Congratulations!

Lindsey said...

Holy crap!!!! I have the hugest smile on my face right now!!! Hamish and hamisha are so lucky to have you for a momma!

New Year Mum said...

Fantastic news... no wonder you had such a high beta :)) Great that they're both is there safe and sound. You're right... this is the richest thing of all :)) Kids are worth every moment and every penny. Love always xoxo

My New Normal said...

Wow! and Wow!

Twins,,,,,, what amazing news!

Krystyn said...

Congrats!!! I am SOOO happy for you! xxoo

One perfect emby said...

Aww i found your blog via another...and loved your introduction...you are a mother in your heart and thats how all IF women feel and then I read you currently have two babies on board whoah congrats best news! You are the richest girl today

bean dreams said...

So happy for you, the Prince and your twinkies! Congratulations!

amiracle4us said...

What a perfect ending of one chapter and beginning of another...

Dawn said...

Ahhhhhhhh I'm crying I'm so happy for you! Lots of love and I can't wait to see you again! This calls for ANOTHER celebration my friend! :)

Jo...x said...

wow wow wow. so excited for you. xx

China Doll said...

OMG! Can't believe it!! So happy for you :) I'm waiting for my 2nd beta results (get them in a couple of hours) and now thinking I might ask for a scan instead of waiting until 7 weeks like we're supposed to...

COME ON BABY said...

Yeah yeah yeah for TWINS!! How wonderful. I am so happy for you guys. CONGRATS sweetie!!!!!!

Endo_Life said...

That is the most amazing news for me to get up to on a Saturday morning!

Congratulations my friend. Now the prince needs a name for number 2! lol

Christina said...

I am so very very very happy for you and the Prince!! So much so that I'm tearing up with joy! Yay for twins! I'm so glad you got to see somethings! Hamishes!!

Oh wow oh wow!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! and money is overrated :)
Janice

Kristen said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!
xo

One Cycle at a Time said...

YAY!!!!! You ARE the richest girl in the world today!! I'm so happy for you!!! And a little jealous! :-) Congrats!!!

Colleen said...

Holy s$#@!!! Twins I'm so excited!!!! Prayers each day!!

stink-bomb said...

wow, congratulations!!!