April 1, 2010

And there are... (now with pictures!)

TWO BABIES!!!! Identical twins is what they see! One sac--two babies with strong hearbeats!!! Praise Jesus!!!


Here is the first picture of our babies together. Now if we hadn't seen both heartbeats flickering on the screen at the same time, I would think this was just one little baby! But she labeled them for us! We just can't believe it! There are two!!!!


Here is Twin A's close up. Right now, it is measuring 10.31mm crown to rump, which puts it at 7weeks 0days--which is what I'm at today. Its heartbeat was 129, which they said is great for right now!

Here is Twin B's close up. It is measuring 10.59mm crown to rump, which makes it 7 weeks 1 day--just right! This one's heartbeat was also 129! She said that right now, they like to see twins measuring about the same length. If there is too much of a difference, they worry. So our little babies are looking just perfect!!


Here are their heartbeats--identical! 129 beats per minute. The lines along the bottom show their heartbeats. It is too early to hear them, but it was so amazing to see their flickering hearts on the screen. What an absolute miracle!!

Here is the embryo that they believe was the one that split. The amazing thing is that identical twins don't come about from fertility treatments. An embryo that splits is just random. Ususally people see fraternal twins from fertility treatments! Which makes our twins even more of a miracle!!



God is SO good, and we are just in complete awe of His blessings!! Thank you for your continued prayers--now for both of our babies!!!! I have my first appointment with my OB on Monday, and I can't wait to tell her the good news!!!

32 comments:

Aaron & Jeanette said...

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! So excited for you guys!!!!! I love it! We will be praying for y'all (have I mentioned how excited I am). Can't wait for more information, Congratulations!!!!

Elaina said...

What great news! Prayers for a healthy, happy pregnancy! I've followed your blog for a long time so I know how exciting this must be for ya'll! Congratulations!

Amy said...

I'm so happy! Two baby Steiners! Two best friends for Lucy! Two Awesome Parents to LOVE these babies more than anything in the world.
So excited for you! Congratulations!
(Wait, does this mean I've lost my sitter for sure? JK)

Lindsay said...

YES! And identical twins, how special!! I'm praising God for your fantastic news!! I am so happy for you, and can't wait for you to experience all the joys of pregnancy & motherhood with your twins!

Briana Feinberg said...

That is soooooo cool! I am so happy for you, Thank you Jesus for this miracle, it makes me tear up just thinking about it. So wonderful!

thelucasmom said...

yay! so glad to hear the great news! we'll be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

HOORAY! That is amazing news!!! We are delighted for you! Prayers are coming your way!!!!
Love,
Brenda

Aubrey and Jen said...

Oh my goodness, Aly...this is the most exciting news! PRAISE GOD!!!How fun! Thanks for always reminding me what a miracle my children truly are!

p.s. I'm voting boy/girl!:-)

Carol said...

Praise to God for 2!!! Praying for your miracles often!
Carol
(Michelle Harmon's friend)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
If you are truly expecting monoamniotic twins ( two babies in one sac ) it is never too early to take care of yourself!
Please do some research on monoamniotic twins before your appointment on Monday! Here is a web-site for support
www.monoamniotic.org
God has given you a very special gift - please get all the info you can and be your own advocate for the best care possible!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! That is WONDERFUL news! So, so, so happy for you :)

Nicole

The Toole Family said...

Congrats... We are so happy for you... That is absolutely amazing...
Love,
Shawn

Ronni said...

YAYYYYYY!!! I am so incredibly happy for you guys. How special that you have identical twins in there - I bet that you didn't expect that :) Congratulations and we will be praying for the next 9 months!

vanettens said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you!

Ashley said...

I'm so happy for you guys! God is SOOOO good! praying for you also!

Candie said...

YYYYYYYYEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMINSHEW'S 5TH GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Candie said...

YYYYYYYYEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMINSHEW'S 5TH GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lianna Knight said...

Blessings X 2!!!!

Natali said...

Over the MOON excited for you guys! I KNEW it was going to be twins! I just KNEW it. So, so happy! So many prayers have been sent up and will still be from this house...

Jill said...

Love the pictures of your sweet babies!!

Anonymous said...

We have been flying high all day! We are so excited for you and thankful to Jesus for this wonderful miracle! Take extra care of yourself!!!!!!

Much love from Mexico,

Mammaw and Aunt Joy

Jill said...

So over-the-moon excited for all FOUR of you! We are continually in prayer for you.

AROSS said...

This is amazing news!!! I am jumping for joy for you guys and the babies! I will be praying for all of you throughout this exciting journey!!!

Kendra Massey said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness, Blessed times TWO!!! What a great GOD we serve. I'm so excited for you guys and will continue to pray for healthy, strong, term babies. God bless you all, 4 of you that is!!

Jodi Sue said...

Incredible!!!! And you knew all along - some things only a momma knows!!! Congratulations on your beautiful miraculous twins!!! :)

Michelle Harmon said...

YAYYYYYYYYY GOD!!!!!!!!! I am seriously so happy for you guys!!! This is incredible news!!!!!!!!!

TN Bakers said...

oh I am SOOO excited for you Aly!!!! Wow, what a true miracle. Can you actually believe it!?! There is no better person in the world to take care of two babies at one time than YOU.

WaitingandHoping said...

How awesome!!!!!!!!!! What a blessing from the Lord! Congratulations! Praise the Lord for His good and perfect gifts!

Suz said...

Oh my, I am just so tickled.. What a double blessing!!!! God knows that you both will be great parents, that is why He is trusting you with 2!!! XO

carolinagirl said...

We just got back home from our cruise today and your blog was the first thing I checked. . . HIP HIP HOORAY. . . I'm so excited for you and Justin. I will be continuing to lift you up in prayers.

Taryn said...

Wow!!! Such wonderful news!! Praise Jesus! Now you are an inspiration and encouragement to me as I sit here at my RE's office waiting to get my baseline sono and prescription for Clomid. Yikes!! Here we go again! This is such a scary process but you are evidence of God's blessings through fertility treatments! And I am SO grateful! So, so happy for you and your growing family. I will continue to pray for His continued blessing on this pregnancy. So thrilled for you!