A Difficult Time for Us

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 gone for about 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 to our precious unborn babies. They are already a part of us and we can’t imagine not having them in our lives, in our family.

That is all I can write for now. I will keep you posted. I will try to keep you updated through 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 in advanced, we truly appreciate all of your love.

10 comments on “A Difficult Time for Us

  1. jurgita on said:

    Bless you, you`re such a sweety mum, I can only imagine how hard is for you now. I `ve got two girls and haven`t left them for more than couple of days . Im sure everything will be fine, i`ll pray for you and your girls x

    • Oh thank you. You are so sweet. This whole experience really shows us what is important in our lives. I appreciate your prayers and kind words.

  2. Alicia F. @ http://blessedandblissful.wordpress.com on said:

    I cannot imagine how tough this is, my thoughts & prayers are with your family. <3

    • Thank you. It is tough I feel helpless. I am just ready to get to Philly and talk to the specialist and start helping our girls.

  3. Sandy on said:

    My prayers are with your family..

  4. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome on said:

    Oh Renee I am so sorry! I am thinking and praying for you! Stay strong and positive sweetie 🙂

  5. Eating 4 Balance on said:

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. You are definitely a great mom, and of course you will do everything in your power to help the future little ones. I think everyone will understand if you don’t keep up with posting, but at the same time, I know how much of a stress-reliever blogging can be 🙂 Best of luck on your upcoming trip. God bless the doctors who are helping you!

  6. Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy on said:

    I’m so sorry. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and take care!

  7. Jen @ Girl and Town on said:

    I’m so sorry you have to experience this news. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. I’m 21 weeks pregnant with twin girls too and I just wanted to share that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!