Today I heard the most beautiful sound--the sound of one of our little guy's hearts. I had my weekly ultrasound today (5 weeks 6 days) and there were still two perfect gestational sacs and yolk sacs, definitely bigger and more defined than last Thursday. The doctor was able to spot the little flicker of a heartbeat on one, and somehow was able to fix the machine so we could hear it. Wow. The other yolk sac is so close to the side of my uterus that he couldn't find the flicker, but he didn't seem worried at all, so I'm choosing not to worry as well. After all, we are still shy of 6 weeks.
Every week, every day really, I fall more in love with these two little beings starting their lives inside me. I think that during the IVF process I was glamorizing the idea of twins, thinking about how cute they would be together and how they could be each other's best friend. The reality of two babies is sinking in more now, and though I couldn't be more excited, I am also starting to remind myself that two babies will bring its own set of challenges. First and foremost is the challenge of keeping them healthy during gestation. After my ultrasound, the doctor got the "due date" wheel out and was showing me that even though my technical due date is October 4th, I will likely deliver in early September. September is a long way away though, and we still have lots of challenges ahead of us, so for now I am counting each time I see these little ones looking healthy on the screen as a victory.