I have wanted to start a blog to follow my pregnancy with the twins for a while, but I kept waiting for another milestone.

We found out we were pregnant on my 36th birthday!! Definitely the best birthday present ever!! We had been trying for almost 2 years to get pregnant again. I have PCOS and don't ovulate regularly and had laproscopic surgery over the summer to open a blocked tube. My reproductive endocrinologist (RE) decided to put me on 100 mg of Clomid to help me ovulate, and to our surprise, I had 4 follicles. We did the HCG trigger shot on October 7th and prayed that a couple of those eggs would fertilize (and not all 4!!!).

After the blood test confirmed we were pregnant, I slowly watched my numbers rise, and FAST!!! I suspected twins from the beginning and asked my RE for an ultrasound to check for multiples. At 7 weeks and 3 days, ultrasound confirmed my beliefs, and we were overjoyed at the news that we were expecting two miracles.

I had to wait a month for a second ultrasound. I prayed for both babies to be okay. I read a lot on vanishing twin syndrome and worried about it daily. It was such a relief to see both babies swimming around with beautiful heartbeats at the next ultrasound.

I see my OB and maternal fetal medicine doctor each every 4 weeks. So basically, every 2 weeks, I get an ultrasound and visit to the doctor. But the fun doesn't end there!!! I also get weekly progesterone shots because I have a history of preterm labor (son was born at 35 weeks and daughter born at 33 weeks). I am at much higher risk now with twins. So they keep an extra close eye on me!

On January 13th, we found out that baby B was definitely a boy, and baby A was probably a boy. This was verified the following week!!

So you see, I kept waiting for something else exciting to happen before starting the blog!! Now I'm over half-way through, and I figure it's about time!!!


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