Last appointment with old doctor

Due to laziness, I failed to cancel my last appointment with my old doctor. I figured it was easier to go and get my records and be done with it. He was actually nominally on time this morning, which came as nothing so much as a pleasant surprise. They seem to be very ultrasound happy at their office (they have an ultrasound on premesis) because they ordered another look.

And now I don’t know what end is up.

We’ve already had two rounds of ultrasounds, so anything there should’ve shown before now. But apparently, my children are the sneaky sort. Yes, children. Folks, this ultrasound showed not only an Alpha, but a Beta as well. It wasn’t super-clear — Beta was still mostly occluded by Alpha. We basically just saw an additional hand and arm where no hand and arm should be. (I actually freaked, the ultrasound tech reassured me that Alpha doesn’t have three arms.)

I’m just sort of stunned. Despite the fact that I’m switching to the midwife, I sheduled a followup with the ultrasound folks to get a better look (apparently there’s an internal ?? technique that’ll probably show Beta better). So yeah. Two.

So if you could send some thoughts to my husband and me… we were nervous enough about being the parents of one. Being the parents of twins right off the bat is totally going to be a trial by fire.

I wonder if they’re fraternal or identical.

By the way, I hope you all have a terrific April Fools day!

Editor’s note: this was the finest April Fool’s prank of my life. I deleted any comments that noted that it was April 1st and played it up to the hilt for a few hours. I got most of my friends something good, and my had to talk my sister out of calling my mom with the amazing news. It’s still one of my fonder memories.

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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