Friday, August 03, 2012
Yesterday was my 34th birthday and my family made it a wonderful day. Clayton started off by leaving me the above surprise treats in the fridge. He had dipped marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, and potato chips in chocolate just for me. Yum!! I wolfed down half of the plate for breakfast.
I went to the lab to do some blood work and then headed over to the OB to do a quick ultrasound before lunch. The ultrasound was supposed to show the second sac getting smaller or hopefully it would be gone. Unfortunately, we are now befuddled. Just since last week, a baby had started to develop in it. The reason that I say unfortunately is because it is very unlikely to survive. It is almost 3 weeks behind baby A in growth. It did have a heartbeat but it was only 88. Here are the stats and they are pretty grim:
Baby A---measured at 8w4d---heart rate of 176 (she's perfect)
Baby B---measured at 5w5d---heart rate of 88
The ultrasound tech has tons of experience in a high risk clinic. In all her years, she's never seen anything like this. She told me before the ultrasound began that there shouldn't be anything there. I told her that I felt like a second baby was going to pop up. She thought that I was nuts. Well, my intuition was correct. It's weird, I carried twins to 14 weeks with my first surrogacy and I just knew that I had lost one before the amnio ultrasound proved it. I was correct about that situation too. I had no indications of what was going on either time but yet I somehow just knew both instances before they were proven.
I am now sad and frustrated. We don't have another ultrasound until 8/20 and in the meantime, I will be extremely anxious. Baby B will likely dissolve between now and then, according to the OB. I hate thinking about it and I wish that we were already past this tough time. Please pray that this happens quickly and doesn't drag out. My nerves simply cannot handle it.
Anyhow, back to my birthday. I met my extended family at our local Mexican restaurant for lunch. It was wonderful to be surrounded by all of them on my special day. I believe that there are many pictures of me with a sombrero but I don't happen to have one to share on here. Clayton and the boys took me to a nice restaurant called Choplin's for dinner and it was sooo good! I had crispy duck and he had shrimp and grits. Both entrees were utterly amazing.
My gifts were so cool. Clayton bought me Apple TV and the last 2 books of the Shades of Grey trilogy. The boys got me flowers and a balloon. My mom and dad gave me cash (they know me sooo well, lol). My sister-in-law Steph sent me a new pretty jewel pop for my Kameleon ring. I loved everything! My birthday rocked, to say the least. :)