I had my ultrasound today, at a maternal-fetal medicine clinic.
I'm 12w3d. They found what they think is the remainder of a sac from a twin pregnancy
Fraternal twins, separate sacs.
The remaining twin is fine
. The heartbeat was 145 and the doctor (who was like a grey Colin Firth
complete with accent but friendly
) said that he's 90% certain it's a..............................
girl. But he won't let us quote him on that, and said not to blame him if he's wrong, as it's so early in the pregnancy. But he explained how he determines sex, and it was fascinating.
If I went through twin absorption, it might explain my wretched nausea and weight loss. Right now there's a thin band that looks like a sac, right over the surviving twin's face, against the uterine wall. They want to monitor it, but think it's nothing that puts the pregnancy at high risk.