Yesterday was one of the hardest if not the hardest days of our lives. As most of you know we went for our 17 week ultrasound to see how the babies were doing. We also met with the perinatologist; a high risk doctor. Who informed us we are going to face a difficult path. Our mono/di pregnancy was going to be different than most and a difficult one at that. Our little girls have twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). This occurs in about 10-15% of all mono/di (share one placenta) twin pregnancies. We are in the early stages so we are hoping to do everything we can to protect and save our girls. The perinatologist gave us many things to think about, but to Steve and me there were no options we wanted to do everything we could to save these two precious little girls.
We have been refereed to a hospital in Philadelphia (CHOP), who specializes in TTTS. We will be leaving for a week to a week in a half to try and reverse this syndrome. We will be seen by the best doctors and they want to help us.
One of my biggest worries about leaving is being away from my two girls. I am not even sure I will be able to function without them. I have never been away from them for more then a few days at a time. But I know this is what I have to do for these two precious babies inside of me and I know that my girls will be with my parents; I couldn’t ask for anyone better to take care of them while we are gone.
This whole experience has really taught me how connected and bonded Steve and I are two these unborn babies. They are already a part of us and we can’t imagine not having them in our lives.
That is all I can write for now. I will keep you posted. I will try to keep up my regular posting, but I am not sure how these next few weeks are going to go for us. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!