You might think after you get pregnant that fertility treatment ends. Nope. It’s pills and shots and pills and shots and ultrasounds and did I mention pills and shots? Most of it continues through the 1st trimester.
We’ve had unseasonably warm weather so I was out mowing the lawn then complaining to Kyle about the lawnmower handle jabbing into my stomach bruises. I’ve debated whether to share this picture; but this is what my belly has looked like for the past 3 months. 😩
Speaking of belly… I have heard many people say with a 2nd pregnancy you get bigger faster and, yikes, did all my pants get tight quickly! I’ve been super sleepy but otherwise feeling pretty good.
At 6 weeks I had some bleeding and called the doctor – they wanted to see me right away so I went in and the Dr said at just 6 weeks it would be unlikely to detect a heartbeat but she could see if there was an embryo in there still. She did an ultrasound and found no infection or hemorrhaging and saw a clear heartbeat! Whew. She instructed me to take it easy until my next ultrasound which was scheduled only 10 days later.
Well 10 days later we learned a fun fact: twins can be missed on an ultrasound then discovered on the next. That’s right. TWINS!!! Kyle said he wasn’t surprised – I think I knew it too – but reality is sinking in *gasping for air* and I feel 50% excited and 50% about to barf at all times.
You can see in the ultrasound it looks like 2 peas growing in 2 pods which means both of the embryos that were implanted “took” so they’re fraternal, not identical, twins. So cool! 👶👶
Here are our little Twilsons