Dec. 11, 2007
I figured I should write about the day we found out we were having twins. It's one of those days I don't think we will ever forget. I was 12 and half weeks along. The day was July 19, 2007. I was scheduled to have an appointment with Dr. Watkins. Since she was just setting up her new location and didn't have an ultrasound machine yet, she had me get an appointment with Dr. Albert across the hall for earlier that day. Well his office called and he was out sick. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to our first ultrasound. I went to my appointment with Dr. Watkins that afternoon. She was using the doppler machine to try to find the baby's heartbeat and was having a hard time. I was scheduled to go to San Jose in a few days and didn't want to spend my vacation worrying about not hearing the heartbeat. So she called a friend of hers and got me an appointment with him. The only thing was, he was about a 40 minute drive from where I was and he said he could see me if I got there in 30 minutes. Yikes!
So I jump in the car and call John. He really wanted to be there for the ultrasound. He'd just walked in the door at home. His truck was on empty and he was about 40 minutes away from Dr. Weiss's office too! He said he'd do what he could to get there. We both made it in time. Then the doctor hands me a stack of papers to fill out. I was so exasperated. I just wanted to know if my "baby" was okay!! Finally we get back to the room and I get on the table for the ultrasound. He picks up the wand, places it on my belly and two babies showed up on the screen. I gave a little nervous laugh. I was thinking to myself, "Is that REALLY two babies? Or am I not reading the machine correctly?"
Dr. Weiss then says, "Well we don't have one heartbeat, we have two!" John and I didn't say anything at first. I kept asking if he was sure. Then I asked if he could tell if they were identical or fraternal. They were too little to find out the sex, but he did say they were identical. I was SO excited. I'd always wanted twins. I couldn't believe it. John was super excited too. We both were in shock and stayed that way for at least two weeks following the news.
When we left the docs office we immediately started calling friends and family. John's parents were out of town and we had a hard time reaching them. My mom just started screaming she was so excited. Finally when we got a hold of Jackie and Tom, we forgot to ask if they were driving... oops! Tom took a wrong exit he was so distracted! All in all, it was a terrific day.