My due date means I am 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant today! So, we still have plenty of time to prepare for our new little bundle of love. I have to share this funny story with y'all, totally in light of the fact that my sister in law is about to deliver triplets - and for Suzanne. Girl, you're gonna love this!
I am going to a new doctor this time who also happens to be the same doctor Jill goes to - thank you, Jill! So the ultrasound tech knows Jill very well and she knew I was her sister-in-law.
So, anyway we walk in to the room and Allie (the ultrasound tech) tells me that since I am unsure of how far along I am, she is going to try to do the ultrasound on my belly just in case I am far enough along to go there. So, she did and I was. She showed us our little baby and let us listen to the heartbeat. Then she said, "Oh my!" So she goes on to ask me if Jill is my sister and I tell her that no, Jackson is my brother. Then she says, "Well, I just want you to know that you could have had twins!"
Allie: "Yep, you actually released TWO eggs when you got pregnant but only one of them was fertilized, so you aren't having twins. But you could have. "
Isn't that interesting!? So, I made her check a couple of extra times just to make sure there were not two babies. Just one, but I found that to be very interesting! I asked her if this is common and she said that she does see girls who produce two eggs and only have one baby, that is not uncommon. But it is a big deal to produce two eggs because that is how you end up with twins! We have no history of mulitples in our family so I found this to be very interesting!!! But, no twins. Close, but no cigar!
We are very excited about the new addition to our family! Brooks has already learned there is a baby in mommy's belly and to give it love with a sweet, gentle -- but BIG BROTHER hug!