Posted by: katedaphne | January 6, 2009

Introducing . . .

Thing 1 and Thing 2!

Seven-week ultrasound this morning clearly showed two little dudes swimming away in there, and two happy little heartbeats. My mom has dubbed them Thing 1 and Thing 2, and I think I’ll go with that.

Thing 1 = 6w1d, heartbeat 103 bpm.
Thing 2 = 6w3d, heartbeat 115 bpm.

If you count by dates I am 7 weeks today, so these appear to be slightly slow growers. But as they are both similar in size RE feels they are just fine, and he said as long as the measurements are within a week he’s good with that. These were a little slow as embies too, only 6 cells each when we did the 3-day transfer. But they both stuck, so I think they are both strong and steady. I don’t need sprinters, marathon runners are just fine by me.

Here’s a pic with a slightly better likeness than the one above.

The main symptom I am feeling at this point is tiredness. Fatigue. Exhaustion really, I can barely hold myself up to type this. Tiny bits of nausea that fade momentarily. The bionic sniffer is still active, though without any jalapenos to torture me it really isn’t a big deal. Frequent cramps, pulling, tightening feelings. Similar to AF but lighter and quicker in duration. And I am back to my old insomniac ways. Damn I miss that Ambien!! I hear that may improve when I am off the estrogen patches and PIO.

Speaking of which, I am down to bloodwork only once a week instead of twice — woohooo! My arms will be so happy to hear that, the poor dears look like hamburger. And I need to find an OB. Don’t have one, don’t know one. Kinda freaked about it. Have received no guidance on if it should be a high-risk specialist (twins+i’m old=i think so). Eeek! I think I will email the local RE and ask for his suggestions.

Going to go do the PIO and then sleep, or try to, for at least 8 hours.

Good night little dudes, Thing 1 and Thing 2.



  1. Oh, Kate, that is wonderful!! Congratulations!!

  2. Well if they aren’t a sight for sore eyes. πŸ™‚ Wonderful!


    I’m so happy for you that I can barely from a coherent thought!


  4. Fantastic fantastic fantastic!

    Welcome to my world πŸ™‚

    I have several posts of assvice on twins πŸ˜‰



  5. oh kate, this is what we ALL have been waiting for for you!

    twins will rock your world. they are the best! I love ya!

  6. Gorgeous!! Congratulations!! Keeping you and your “Things” in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Hooray! You must feel like pinching yourself to make sure that you’re awake. Such fantastic news!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy for you. Twins are amazing! πŸ™‚ It really is twice the trouble, twice the fun!

  10. How wonderful! I just found out I’m pregnant with twins after my 3rd IVF. I hope all four of our things stick around.

  11. CONGRATS!!!! A million times over, or in dupliate as your case might be.

    Twins are one of the most amazing blessings on the planet. I have niece fraternals and they are AMAZING!


  12. Excellent!

    And good news on the b/t frequency reduction.

    I hope your sleep improves soon.

  13. Here from Lost and Found, just wanted to give you a huge congrats on twins, they are truly DOUBLE the fun (and quadruple the work, but we won’t talk about that part πŸ˜‰ )!!

  14. Congratulations!!!!

    and I second what Mary said. πŸ˜‰

    (here from LCFA)

  15. Great news, Kate! I just had a friend IRL who’s second twin measured behind for a bit too – but now all is well.

  16. WOW!!! WOW!!!! I am so happy for you, brings back memories to our first u/s. It is such an amazing experience having twins. I love every day more than the one before and I know you will too!!! I’m so excited for you guys πŸ™‚

  17. Woohoo!!!! Twins! Its starting to be a theme in the blogs I follow. So wonderful for you.

  18. IT IS YOU! I’ve been trying to find my blogging buddies and here you are KNOCKED UP when I found you again, last I left you you were in the darkness…. congrat’s on everything, this is fabulous news for you, come check out my new wee blog.
    take care

  19. Oh wow! Congrats! I hope your Things are better behaved than their literary namesakes.

  20. Yay!! So happy for you Kate!!!

  21. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Kate I just don’t even have words to say…I am so extremely happy for you! Reading this brought tears to my eyes

  22. Yey – twins are so fun! I also had the “bionic sniffer” so I can sympathize. πŸ™‚

    My OB sent me to a high-risk doctor because of it being twins; it was nice because we got to see them every 2 weeks!

    Wishing you the best!

  23. DOUBLE WOOT!!!

    I’m so happy for you!!!

  24. This wonderful news is so well deserved. Could NOT be happier for you and your husband!

  25. Wow, wonderful news…incredible! Congratulations to you.

  26. Hey Kate, just checking in. Anything new?

  27. I just read 2 years of your life- THANK GOODNESS it is a happy “ending” so far – I’m hooked! Best of luck for the Seuss-ettes!

  28. Thrilled to hear it. Time to update so we can hear more!! BIG BIG BIG congratulations. xx

  29. Bloggers who don’t update early or late in pregnancy scare their reades. I’m just sayin’

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