Tuesday, July 26, 2011

due dates

As of this Saturday, we are officially past all three of our previous due dates.  The only one left is the one for the twins, which is hopefully going to bring a much different outcome.  Since the passing of this last due date, I've been having a really hard time.  No one else remembers that I should have a baby in my arms today.  Everyone else seems to think that these precious twins have somehow "fixed" the past.  As you all know, a healthy baby (or babies) does not make the ones you lost any less real.

We are 30 weeks today.  30 weeks.  So grateful.

Friday, July 1, 2011

26 weeks

We've made it to 26 weeks with our little twinsies.  At yesterday's growth ultrasound, they estimated baby boy to be at 2 pounds 4 ounces (72nd percentile) and baby girl to be a petite 1 pound 12 ounces (15th percentile).  It's fascinating to me that they can be so different, that they are no more genetically similar than any other brother and sister.  Health wise, I'm feeling great.  No restrictions yet, and no real complaints.

I am reminded almost daily of how lucky we are to be in this position.  Just this week, a friend here going through her first IVF cycle learned that the cycle failed.  Thankfully it produced many high quality frozen embies, so she still has great hope, but it's another reminder of how all of this is truly out of our hands.