Two months down. Seven more to go.
Just when I'm getting the hang of all of this and think that I understand the science and the process, some little factoid pops up that sends me back to Google trying to make sense of it all. I'm now confused.
Today we got an update from the doc and apparently all is good. He included the latest ultrasound (which looks like a big black and white blur to me) and a few stats:
1>there is a twin gestation.
2>the crown rump length of both twins is 0.41 cms corresponds to 6 w+6 days.
3>heart beat is present in both twins.
4>heart rate is between 150 to 170 bpm.
He said all is good and we just wait now for the next ultrasound (in 10-ish days) to see how much they grow.
So here's where I'm confused, and maybe somebody has the answer for me... The CRL corresponds to 6 weeks +6 days. The problem is that the implantation of the embryos took place on June 19. That was 8 weeks +3 days ago. That to me means that the twins are 1 week and a few days behind of where they should be right now. Right?
I called the doctor and spoke with him and he said that everything is fine and that we just wait for the report from the next ultrasound.
But at least we don't have any bad news. So that's a very good thing.
Now we just wait.
I'm starting to think about when and how to tell work (assuming things continue to be positive) and am trying to make sense of how "maternity leave" is going to work for me given the situation. I'm hoping they will work something out with me since this isn't the most "traditional" way of going about it all :)
Keeping our fingers crossed. Still.