by Bruce

Ok, it all started when my family and my In-Laws went camping for a week at Huntsville State Park. The first few days were fine, but after that my wife got really sick. She could hardly keep anything down. After our vacation, which she insisted she was fine, things got worse. She couldn't hold down anything. Not even Saltine Crackers or water. This is when we took her to the ER and found out for sure, she already took the home test, that she was pregnant. The ultrasound that was done only showed 1 baby but she was only about 6 weeks then. I personally think that the nurse was a dingbat. She said..."This is the Baby and this spot over here," which I thought was the head of our child, "is the yolk sack." I wanted to tell her..."What do we look like, chickens." All of the pics and stories that I have looked at say nothing about a yolk sack...correct me if I am wrong. Anyways, we knew that we were having a baby. Every doctors appt. that we went to, her doctor would find the heart beat. This whole time, the doc thought that the baby was a boy because the heartbeat was 162 to 164. She said this was typical for a boy, but there was only 1 heartbeat. The day we had the ultra sound to find out the sex of the baby, the heartbeat was about 150 something, but still only 1 heartbeat. When we went for the ultrasound, the first word out of the nurses mouth was TWINS!!! What a shock. Even the doc was shocked, and had to come in the room and see the monitor for her self. Now 3 days after finding out that we are having twins, I think the shock is finally starting to ware off. My wife's OB/GYN is a wonderful doctor...very nice and takes the time to ask and answer questions fully. If you are reading this and live in Houston Texas, and are pregnant and looking for an OB, her name is Shaylon Brownfield. One of the hospitals that she delivers at is St. Josephs Medical Center Downtown. A bit of advise...bring $ for parking. I didn't know about the parking fee and was lucky to have some spare cash with me at the time. My wife and I went to check out the hospital and they have a wonderful nursery, and a awesome NICU. This is why we chose St. Josephs, although at the time we did NOT know that we were having twins. Our twin girls will join this world sometime in February to early March.

Blessed be to all,

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Jan 12, 2009
Yolk Sac then Twins!
by: Anonymous

When I went for my first ultra sound all the doctor saw was the yolk sac and no baby. 2 weeks later when I was at 8 weeks the ultra sound tech informed me we were having twins.

Oct 17, 2008
The Yolk Sac
by: Kellie

Hi Bruce...

Thanks for your story, you sound very excited and happy! Congratulations and welcome to the club! The yolk sac actually provides some nourishment until the placenta is fully developed. There is generally not much attention given to it, even in books. But, I loved your "chicken"!

Hope you will submit another story and photo of your new babies when they arrive!

Kindest regards,
Kellie (site founder)

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