We went for a 6 week ultrasound as prescribed.
The technician worked her magic and we got to see some exciting images up on the screen and as the technician was finishing up she turned to us and said “I can tell you right now that it’s twins.”
I was speechless.
I had barely signed on for one and now there would be two? At once?!
After some time to process (and a bottle of bourbon) I couldn’t be more excited. We can’t wait to meet and get to know these babies!
We have since learned that they are dichorionic and diamniotic fraternal twins, or in other words, they have separate placentas and separate amniotic sacs and they originate from separate eggs so they are not identical. This is great news as it is the lowest risk scenario as far as multiples go.
Not only are they not identical, they are not even the same sex, we’re having a boy and a girl!