Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mixed Emotions

So today was my 10 week appointment, finally seeing my OB. The ultrasound showed one healthy baby, measuring 10 weeks 1 day, and the Dr said s/he was perfect. The second baby, whose heartbeat we barely saw at 7 weeks, had stopped growing and measured 7 weeks 4 days. We are so happy to have a healthy baby in there, but still sad to have lost one. I'm trying to look at the positive side of things... at least we will only have to buy one of everything, it will be easier to care for one baby by myself while Ken is away/out to sea, it will be easier to travel to see Ken when he is in port, and something must not have been right/healthy with that baby so God thought it was better to take him/her now instead of later. The baby should reabsorb and not cause any issues for our healthy baby. My OB is going to watch me closely to make sure... seeing me every 2 weeks for a while. I am so luck to have such an amazing Dr! Of course, now I am more worried about the one we have left and praying that nothing happens to this baby and s/he continues to be healthy and strong and greets us in January. Going to try to take it easy and not worry too much... at least I'm being closely monitored. Vanishing Twin Syndrome is actually more common than many realize, at least 1 in 4 twin pregnancies. And the remaining twin usually goes on to be a healthy baby.  Here's a couple of websites for those interested in knowing more:

On a good note... here is the picture we got to take home today. Much better than the last one. We got to hear the heartbeat this time too, which was so cool. But nothing made it more real or was neater than seeing our little baby wiggling around on the ultrasound today! Lots of prayers for this little one to grow healthy!

Dear God,
You now have two of my babies... can I please keep this one?

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