Tuesday, January 16, 2007

One Awful Chapter Closed

Thank God, it was good news. Both babies are clear of any of the trisomies. This time I cried tears of relief. I am SO happy this initial wait is over and that the news was good for both babies.

Of course, I called my counselor first thing this morning. She said that she hadn’t heard from the lab, so she would call them and get back to me. Thus began a very long 12 minute wait. My stomach roller-coaster dropped when they called me back. But I was so happy to get the good news.

Nicole was in a meeting, as usual, so I texted her the news, and she called me back in a few minutes. Then I called my friend Jen, and we both cried on the phone for a few minutes.

We still have to wait for the amnio results. But I was most afraid of the trisomies, which have a link with the cysts and are often one of those things called “incompatible with life” or some other euphemism for Your Baby Will Die. I feel like we just cleared another huge hurdle. And now we await the amnio results, which we should get by the beginning of next week.

And, it has been officially confirmed: They are BOTH girls. Wow. The most common set of fraternal twins are boy-girl. The second most common are boy-boy. The least common are girl-girl. One again, I defy the odds. But, cliché as it is, all I want now, really want, are two healthy miracle babies.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers and good vibes. I’m in the camp that believes that all that really makes a difference. Not to mention the comfort it provides to both Nicole and me. It's always good to know you are not alone.

25 comments:

bleu said...

I am so very very happy for you. This is great news, which you so greatly deserve. I hope the week flies by.

lisa in nj said...

OMG that's great news. I'm so happy for you!!!! YEAH!!!

Dee said...

Thank God! Having just went through this I sighed a HUGE sigh of relief. My thoughts, prayers, and good vibes will continue to be sent your way while you wait for the final Amnio results.

Congrats on two little girls!

ms.bri said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!! I am so, so fricking relieved!!

I am going to be in your neighborhood shortly. If I get good news, I might be up for some celebratory, pregnancy-friendly beverage. Email me your phone number and I can call you if you're around.

Carey said...

Yeah!! Congrats on this very good news!! And yes, let's hope this week flies by for you guys!

Motel Manager said...

Yay!!!!! Great news! I will hope that your full amnio results come back perfect (which they are likely to do). Wahoo!

Melinda said...

If anything calls for me to de-lurk, this news is surely it. Congratulations!

Infertilepediatrician said...

Congratulations!!! I was so excited to hear your great news, it totally made my eyes leak. I immediately had to call R who already knew (guess she checked your blog while I was driving to work). What a huge sigh of relief!!! Now enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

Sophia said...

yayayayayay for the healthy girls!

b. said...

Hoorah that you've passed this awful, awful hurdle & were awarded some good news. Congrats on two little girls!

B said...

I'm very happy to read of your good news! Congrats on the girls.

amy said...

i'm so thrilled to hear your great news! i felt anxious all weekend for you and am so relieved that all is good with your baby girls!

Carrie J. said...

Hooray! You must be on cloud nine. So happy for you, your partner, and the girls!

lagiulia said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am ecstatic that the scary stuff has been ruled out. The best news I've heard in a long time.
I heard the statistic that girl-girl is least common, but only by a very tiny bit, so you are not exactly an anomaly this time. The great thing about having same-sex twins is that it is easier to see them each for who they are, rather than thinking, "He's the boy so he's this, and she's the girl so she's that." Even if you yourself never think that way, others do. People need to somehow separate twins into individuals in their minds, and they latch onto whatever they can to do so. So I think same-sex twins have a better chance of really being seen for the ins and outs of who they are more than boy-girl twins. Your babies, though both girls, will probably be like night and day, and it's surprising how early you can see that... like almost as soon as they're born. It's awesome!

cristin said...

YYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys. What a sigh of relief. I really am so happy for you!

whatthef*ck said...

JESUS CHRIST THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! What a relief!! Today will be the day of scares that turn out to be nothing, for you, bri and infertile pediatrician.

two girls!! holy hell!! that is some shit! it'll end up taking me four years to become the mother of two girls which thank goodness has given me time to get used to the idea. wow!! i dont know if you had a preference but a scare like that is enough to make one get on bended knee, so to speak, to thank the universe for those two girls! about the cutest girl stuff i've eevr seen is in the gap right now; a mixed print western shirt and dress and a pair of mixed print pants with a ruffled butt that i went right back for the day after my u/s.

anyway i digress. thank goodness for the good news. suddenly evrything is better now and you're having sisters!! i just tivo'd a really cool show on twins called "in the womb: multiples" on the national geographic channel. congratulations. i am relieved and thrilled for you.

marta said...

i had a few tears of joy for you, and i'm only a stranger. i can only imagine how relieved you are! i'm so happy you passed this hurdle with such great news - girls - awesome!

kim said...

This is amazing, wonderful news! Two beautiful little girls. That's great news...

psapph0 said...

So glad to get home and see good news... now that that you're slightly less traumatized, when are you guys coming up here for dinner?

Hugs to all four of you....

hd said...

I don't know you guys, but I "know" Bri through blogging, and I've been thinking about you for the past several days. I'm so glad today's news was good.

three minute palaver said...

what wonderful news. 2 healthy little girls. I am so happy for you.

Calliope said...

woo hooo!!!
So thrilled at the news!
& yay for 2 girls.
xoxo

art-sweet said...

AWESOME NEWS!

Tamsin said...

Phew! That is such great news, I'm really happy for you all.

Holly said...

Congrats! What wonderful news!!