Monday, June 23, 2008

One baby - check

I had my first OB appointment today in which I filled out paperwork, peed in a cup, had four (four!) vials of blood extracted from my unwilling left arm, discussed my past pregnancy and delivery, saw the embryo's flickering little heartbeat and it measured at 8 weeks and 6 days. The funny thing is that my uterus measured bigger than it should be for just one 8w 6d baby. The NP (LOVE her; had her last time; she is plain awesome) searched around rather half-heartedly (in my opinion), declared though my bladder WAS full she didn't think that alone was making me bigger, declined my offer to pee and then come back for more searching and scheduled me for another ultrasound in a few weeks. Discuss amongst yourselves. I've googled all kinds of phrases in the hopes of a more difinitive answer but alas, each pregnancy is different for each person. This I do know: last time I measured right on track the whole way through. I also can't remember being this big (my tummy does stick out a little) this early last time, though I suppose I should look at past pictures to verify. Also, this is my second pregnancy so I'd expect to start to show earlier... but would that cause the NP to schedule another ultrasound? GAH. Did I mention Superman is praying for twins? Did I mention that I take full responsibility for the existance of my own baby sister due to my own fervant prayers? I certainly wouldn't mind twins. Not at all! I just think it's funny that the men in my husband's family have married women who happen to ovulate twice. I very much doubt I've inherited any sort of genetic predisposition to twins.

We'll see what happens.

12 comments:

  1. congrats on your "super trooper"

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  2. Thanks for leaving me the link to your blog! Congrats on the second pregnancy and on becoming a stay-at-home mom soon! You're right, it's well worth the other life sacrifices.

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  3. Twins would be so wiggly.

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  4. Hi Becky!This is the first time I've written you, but, I do read your comments on my daughter, Becky Zwicker's blog.What can I say? I do know what it's like to be a twin, yet, having twins is entirely different! Only the Lord knows best:)I remember being larger with my second pregnancy (which was Becky),She weighed more than her brother Tim at birth:)So, it's difficult at this point to tell if you're carrying twins. We'll be praying regarding your next ultrasound.Blessings to you!Doreen (McConnaughy)

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  5. Exciting!!CAnt wait to hear how the ultra sound goes!

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  6. Hey, if you have triplets, you could name them Robert, Roberto, and Robierre; Roberta, Robin, and Robina; or any appropriate combination of the boy/girl mix. Haha!

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  7. crossing my fingers for you! (and praying of course!)

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  8. ...of course, I'm pretty sure they were both praying for a girl and got me instead.

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  9. Q: What happened when my father prayed for twins?A: Anna, Josh, and David!Best of blessings!

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  10. HA. I was going to an A's game last Friday with TAB, and he saw that he had missed a call from you, and I said, "Surprise, it's twins!" I think these are all signs.

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  11. Ooh - always fantasised about having twins. Hope it happens for you!

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  12. I for one think twins would be fabulously wonderful. Keep praying, Superman. Start praying, anyone else. :-)

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