Twins?

So I went to my monthly OB-GYN check-up today to check on the baby. I told my doc that I had been super sick this pregnancy, and she said, "hmm... I wonder..." She then felt my belly and mumbled, "Hmm... you're feeling a little big for 13 weeks..." Then she got out the doppler and started listening for a heartbeat, which she found above the left side of my pelvis. Then for kicks she started listening for another heartbeat... WHICH SHE FOUND on the upper right side of my abdomen. I gasped, got teary, and looked at her like, "what just happened?" She asked if I wanted to get an ultrasound, just to see, and I nodded. Within a half hour, I was in the radiology waiting room telling my very excited mother that I might be having twins.

Kurt insisted I call him during the ultrasound and breathed a huge sigh of relief when there was only one baby inside. :) And I realized that I'm just fatter and sicker for no reason. Great.

Why he was relieved and I was a little sad and disappointed, I don't know. I mean, I'm the one who would bear the brunt of caring for 4 kids under 4. Being the romantic that I am, I think I just kind of fell in love with the idea for a few minutes. The ultrasound lady said, "twins always sound so exciting until you actually have them..." She's right. I'm sure I would have gone crazy, but it was fun for a few minutes to think about it!

My mom still thinks there might be one swimming around in there somewhere. She was quite disappointed that it was a false alarm. Our scanner's not working, otherwise I would have scanned in the quite cute profile shot we got of our babe today. Maybe another time... like when we find the other one hiding behind her at 18 weeks. :)

Comments

ty & megs said…
woah jenn! you had me going there for a min. at least now you know for sure...or do you...
Robyn said…
Me too! I should learn to read things completely. I announced to Chris that you were having twins, then that you weren't. :) Congratulations though, one is certainly enough to celebrate!
laura said…
I was sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation!
merathon said…
i'm sad too. i was hoping you were having twins-- you'd be SO great!
S&F Seminario said…
Well I agree if anyone could handle twins and a 3 and not even 2 year old, it would be you. So maybe we'll still find out you're having them. Or maybe the next time around :). You are such wonderful people and parents, I hope you get as many kids as you'd like!
Emily Leininger said…
Whoah! Luke and I were both huddled anxiously over your blog. I always think I'm having twins too. And I always feel a little disapointed too. Two for one is so appealing...
mckenzie said…
i "love" the idea too. but reality is too much for my psyche.
Amy & Greg said…
Sheesh!! It is a good thing I got on your blog today. Did I miss the announcement on the MyFamily site or have you guys just not said anything about number 3 being on its way? This so wonderful!!! Congratulations!!

If you were in my family it probably would have been twins. Numbers 3 and 4 have been twins 2 out of 3 times. Pretty good stastically! We are hoping for that.

Hey, by the way, Greg and I may be coming to Boston around the 19th of August to celebrate our anniversary. Will you guys be there then so we can see you?
Nollie said…
Wow, you really had me going for a minute. For your sake, I'm glad you're not having twins. Andy's mom had a little cross-stitched pillow someone gave her that said, "There's a special place in heaven for the mother of twins." I think I'd prefer to just go to the regular place in heaven. :)
Lauren said…
I am glad I read the whole post - I would love to have twins next - it would be a great excuse to finally get full time help (at least for the first couple of months)!!

I hear you can get BYU nannies for a reasonable price!!
Steve and Cami said…
You really had me going and I still am not convinced. there may be two. I guess we'll have to wait and see if that is official (twins! twins! twins! twins! twins! twins!) that is a chant Steve and I are doing here for you. There is hope yet!

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