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Saturday, 25 July 2009

twice as happy

Today we received our scan! Two healthy foetals! Two!
If only words could describe our feeling of pure joy I would write them down, but no words can capture this.
Although they're both healthy, one of them is small compared to the other one but we have no idea what to think of this.
The smallest one is actually normal according to Wikipedia and the bigger one is slightly out of the higher range. The doctor emailed us and said that they are doing another scan in 4 weeks to see how the smaller one is doing because she too said that the smaller one is small in every way compared to the bigger one. But it has a strong heartbeat!
To be honest, this week I have started on a new post at least 4 times but they are still in 'drafts'. I did my math again and again after receiving the Beta numbers. And in my draft posts I wanted to share my thoughts.
The first Beta numbers were out of any normal range so I thought this must be twins, the second Beta numbers were within range but on the higher side, the third was normal for one foetal and the fourth too. So I thought that one of them just stopped developing. But now they did the scan and found two heartbeats! We haven't really looked into twin developing yet but of course we will now.
We feel so lucky at this point and also hopeful that the smaller one catches up with big brother or sister :)) The to-be grandparents are also overjoyed, my mother is burning all candles she can find. My mum can't wait to call A's mum but since we haven't got hold of her yet she has to wait (horrible yes). My dad was just proud of himself as he predicted us having twins.
We have told our closest friends that we are in fact expecting twins now but we need all the good thoughts we can get! It feels so real now, I mean, the bigger one has to keep developing as it does and the smaller one just has to catch up. There are two heartbeats, two tiny tiny foetal and two over the moon so happy to-be daddies! Pfew, every time I think that things can't possibly get more scary it just does.
This morning A got home from Canada and we read this wonderful news together, then we had to go to the dry cleaner and on our way home we passed "babydump": in English this is an awful name, in Dutch it stands for low budget baby store. So we went in to look at some things and also to get an idea about how much are beds and strollers and and and.... well I can tell you now the prices were not low budget at all haha. But they did have some cool stuff like automatic rockers, just wish they would make these for adults too. They also had some handy lists of all the things you need: also a lot and we enjoyed our first official visit whilst expecting with heartbeats!
Last weekend in Spain was wonderful and I was imagining that around the same time next year we will be there too but then with our children. But it still is difficult to really grasp how much our lives are going to change, I remember talking about preparation for their arrival with the Mike's and they too said that it really doesn't matter how much you prepare yourself because it will never be close to reality. But still we will do everything to get at least close to the best preparation ever lol.
Well folks this is it for now. Good thoughts for all who is expecting or about to be! And extra good thoughts for both our precious babies, we could not be more happy.


Rhonda and Gerry W said...


Amazing news, you are both so deserving of this precious gift.

Johnny and Darren said...


Excellent news, we're both very happy for you two (four)!

Johnny & Darren

jojo said...

well done, guys. that's great news! i'm sure everything will normalize soon. enjoy your exciting news!


Todd said...

How wonderful for both of you! We're happy to have company in the future twins club!

Axel said...

This is so great. Wonderful. It is so amazing to have you two guys these few days ahead of us.
Our 1. HCG was 115, 2. = 830, 3. = 4532
Do you mind to share your HCG values?
For some reasons I have always thought that it is going to be twin boys. But if not that's o.K.
So, now that you got your email, I can't wait to get ours. Please keep on posting. It is all going to get even better.

Amani said...

Oh wow!!! Double wow. So very happy for you. wishing you a smooth journey.

Axel said...

I always thought I just know that it is going to be twins with us also. But hight HBCG may be a sighn but maybe not. We just got our pictures. It's so great. It is going to be one for us. in 12 months or so we will go back in line to wait for the sibling. You get yours at the same time. Ach, where are the words to express all our feelings?