Mr. Blue and I are excited (and shocked and terrified) to announce that Baby Blue is actually the Babies Blue! Our little ones are identical twins (monochorionic), and they are measuring exactly like they should with strong, healthy heartbeats! Good job, babies!
Even though I come from a family that is relatively flooded with twins, Mr. Blue and I had never remotely considered that I could be pregnant with twins. More on genetics and twins later! We went to our first ultrasound full of anticipation and a little bit of nerves. We just wanted to make sure Baby Blue was growing like he or she should and had a strong heartbeat.
The U/S technician started the process. After a moment, the technician casually said, “There’s more than one baby,” as though this were the smallest little sidenote. Mr. Blue and I stumbled and stuttered and kept asking insightful questions such as, “Are you serious? You mean twins? Are you joking?” I tried to keep my cool, but I was losing it big deal. I kept tearing up and laughing, on the verge of getting a little hysterical.
The technician was super nice and reassured us that everything looked good with our littles. She carefully pointed out Baby A who is closest to the cervix and Baby B who is a bit higher up.
The doctor came in next and had a heart-to-heart with us about our little twins. Our type of twins are at risk for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). The doctor explained that the odds are in our favor that everything will be fine, but that there is a one in seven chance that our babies will develop TTTS. Because of the risk, I will be having ultrasounds every two weeks throughout my pregnancy to check for signs of TTTS.
Needless to say, this was all a lot of information for Mr. Blue and me to process. We texted our parents photos, and my mom immediately called.
“TWINS?!?!?!?!?” she yelled. As the daughter of an identical twin, this was the best possible news I could have given her.
I immediately burst into tears and sobbed to my mommy about how I didn’t know if I could do this. After all, there are two of them and one of me! My mom helped talk me off the ledge, and Mr. Blue reminded me that he would be there, too. Both of our parents are SO excited, and our lovely moms have assured us that they will help however they can.
We are starting to process the news, and when I get a little freaked out, I remind myself of how cute matching outfits will be! Prayers and good thoughts for the Babies Blue to develop just as they should are welcome!
More on the Babies Blue coming soon!