After 2.5 years of trying to get pregnant, a failed insemination cycle, an IVF cycle that resulted in a miscarriage, our 2nd IVF cycle was the charm!!! We implanted two eggs again, 2 days before my 30th birthday (that has to be good luck right? Being on bedrest for your birthday?!) Here are the two egg babies in their little petri dish:
|Petri Dish babies|
|Left this by his computer to find, he was beyond ecstatic|
|Mav had to be involved in showing off the positive test|
When we were 7 weeks along we went to our fertility specialist to do an ultrasound to see if the IVF had resulted in a healthy baby....or babies since we'd used 2 eggs. We were instantly excited when we could tell right away there were TWO sweet little babies in there. Our doctor immediately said "Buy one get one free"! We were full of emotion, shock, excitement, happiness, gratefulness. I told Ed, I knew we cold get two but I just didn't think we would be this lucky after everything we went through. It was everything we had been hoping for.
|Family picture after finding out there are TWINS!|
|The proud big brother|
|Twins first ultrasound picture! They will be fraternal twins|
|We surprised them with a cake|
Next up were my parents, who we told at week 11, we surprised them with bibs that said "I Love my Grandma" and "I Love my Grandpa". I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the bibs! Finally we told Ed's dad and stepmom and Lesley and Nate by having Maverick where a bandanna.
After that it was just sit and wait until we hit the 2nd trimester to tell people! In that time I started taking Belly Pics:
|12 weeks....no belly...yay!|
|Not a good picture for 13 weeks, you can't tell because of the maxi but still no belly!|