i called my OB the next day after finding out I was pregnant and her nurse told me she doesn’t see her pregnant patients before 10 weeks after finding out. 10 weeks?!?!?!
we had to wait 10 weeks till we could hear a heartbeat or even confirm the realness of this. Talk about torture.
i am sure you can imagine how many pregnancy tests I took in between those 10 weeks. Or how hard it was for me to not tell anyone? Near impossible. So I spilled the beans to Courtney almost immediately. How could I not? She knew how we had been trying, and how desperately bad I wanted a baby of my own. I had been with her the whole day before finding out. And the hardest part of all is we work together almost everyday and get coffee together a few times a week. She would have found out on her own the second I saw her either way when I ordered a decaf coffee. It felt so good to tell someone after 5 days of knowing. It made it feel a little more real. Those 10 weeks could not have gone ANY slower.
November 24th – our appointment with Dr. Byno is HERE!! I hardly slept the night before. I had feelings of doubt like you would never know. Getting ready that morning for this appointment was very uncomfortable for some reason. I was just so nervous and anxious. I didn’t know how I was going to handle my Dr. not being able to find a heartbeat, or telling me my hormone’s were playing a trick on me and giving me 20 positive tests when I’m really not pregnant. It’s all I could think about. We probably sat in the waiting room for about 5 minutes and it felt like 15. They called me back to give a urine sample, I assumed to confirm the pregnancy? I went back out to the waiting room with Darin and sat for another 5 minutes, which felt like an eternity. The nurse called my name and took us to Dr. Bynos room. She asked me a few questions and I couldn’t stand it anymore so I said “the pee test said I was pregnant?” and she giggled and said “yes, you are pregnant” she left the room to get the Doctor and I undressed and put on the cute hospital looking gown. The excitement finally began to settle in since someone else had actually confirmed I was truly pregnant.
Dr. Byno comes in and gets right to it. She used a probe like ultra sound to get the best view of our baby. The screen was turned from us while she was looking and this just made me feel even more anxious. Finally after a few minutes she says “oh” and takes the probe out. “we’re going to go from above to get a better view” At this point I am assuming she has definitely seen the baby so I’m panicking a little less. She puts the gel on my tummy and starts looking around again this time with the ultrasound stick on my stomach. Dr. Byno gets the view she wants on her screen and says to us in the most mellow tone, “Now don’t freak out, but there’s two”. The first thing that pops in to my head is – TWO WHAT!? She turns the screen to us and there are TWO babies. TWINS! I begin laughing uncontrollably and Darin tears up and squeezes my arm. Two little babies. My first feeling was fear, because I knew having twins was a risk. My Dr. then told me they had their own sacs and their own placentas which is the lowest risk twins. I immediately felt so much relief and so much excitement at the same time come rushing in. Two little angels. How did we get to be so blessed? I wanted a baby so bad and I was getting two.
after our appointment we went to the village inn to celebrate with pancakes! the feeling was so surreal.
Darin had to drop me off at work at Whole Foods after breakfast and I couldn’t contain myself. I told the entire store I was pregnant and with twins. They were so ecstatic for us. It felt SO good to tell people and to have others be just as excited as I was to be carrying these sweet babes.