July 26th was the anniversary of my first ultrasound. I was 7 weeks 1 day. It was at the RE's office. It was also the day we found out I was carrying twins.
I suspected twins all along due to my high beta numbers but I was really hoping for a singleton. When they told us it was twins I was really disappointed. Now, don't get me wrong--I was THRILLED to be pregnant, and I would have taken twins or even octuplets over zero babies ANY day. But I was sad that I would miss out on:
- Mother/baby yoga - I had looked forward to going to a mom/baby yoga class, but with TWO babies, that wouldn't be possible.
- A normal trip to the grocery store with the one baby in the front of the shopping cart. What the heck do I do with the second baby when I go grocery shopping?
- A natural, med-free birth. I had dreamed of this for YEARS. Now, even if I could have a vaginal birth (I couldn't because they were both breech) I would still have to have the epidural in case an emergency c-section for baby b became necessary. No walking around during labor, no laboring in the position of my choice, etc. All moot anyway as I had a necessary c-section due to both babies being breech.
- Being able to sleep when the baby sleeps. With two, there would be no guarantees that both would sleep at the same time.