We had our first OB appointment a couple weeks ago and she gave us the hope that the twins were MoDi twins (same bedroom, different bed). I was able to breath a little easier and just enjoy being pregnant for a couple weeks.
Fast forward to today and we met with our Specialist doctor for a detailed appointment. We are currently 14 weeks 3 days. Spent about 45 minutes with our ultrasound tech and got to see and hear these amazing tiny humans!! Strong heartbeats. Strong personalities... already. Baby B was a total camera hog. While Baby A kept laying low and was laid back. Baby B would arch it's back and then stretch out it's legs. And they both would put their hands on their heads as if they have had such a rough day in the office.
During the ultrasound the technician couldn't find any evidence of a membrane between the babies. So the hope that I had the past 2 weeks of these miracles being MoDi twins mildly decreased.... but then, I realized.... they are ALIVE and they are HEALTHY and they are MOVING like crazy. So these two little twins, now being classified as MoMo, are loving life right now. By the grace of God they are surviving and beating some crazy odds. Every day they survive... they beat the odds. Right now they have a 50 percent chance of survival. We have the chance of losing one and the other absorbing the deceased twin causing neurological defects and we have the chance of losing both. Once we get to 24 weeks, viability increases to 80-85 percent as the mom goes in-patient for constant monitoring. Today the Dr said, "If you make it to 24 weeks we will need to make decisions on when to go in-patient." IF! Did you say IF?? I could of slapped her (I talk tough.... I couldn't really slap her) But, I wanted to take out my planner and say, "Actually, lets go ahead and get that scheduled because we ARE making it to 24 weeks, they ARE fighters, and the ARE children of GOD!"
I have joined multiple twin pages on social media and that has been very helpful... and sometimes very sad. It is inevitable someone that you have been following through their pregnancy puts up a sad post of the loss of their babies.... it does happen... it is in the odds. But right now, by power of your prayers, our little miracles are beating the odds.
I have been told their are four parts to a MoMo twin journey: