My appointment with the OB was great. My doctor is absolutely the BEST doctor in the Frozen North. If you find yourself living in the Frozen North and in need of an OB, I will give you his name.
My doctor wheeled in the ultrasound machine when he came in and asked me how I was doing. I admitted to him my fears of losing another baby. He reassured me that these fears are to be expected but that I'm not at any increased risk to miscarry over any other twin pregnancy or even singleton pregnancy at this point. I also asked him about the pain I have radiating from hip to hip. The pains are totally normal "growing pains" and even common among singleton pregnancies after a woman has had a few pregnancies due to ligaments stretching out. But he said I might be experiencing them earlier since there are twins.
The ultrasound showed two healthy babies. The bigger baby measures 11 weeks and 2 days and was VERY active wiggling and kicking about and had a good strong heartbeat. The smaller baby measures 11 weeks and 1 day and also had a strong heartbeat and looked perfectly fine. The doctor gave me an official due date of September 22. It seems so very far away. So I guess instead of 11 1/2 weeks, I'm just 11 weeks 1 day.
I scheduled my next appointment for two weeks from today. My doctor said he'll do another ultrasound at that appointment. :)
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and your prayers. If you only knew how much I truly appreciate it. Thank you.
P.S. I'm not throwing up, by the way. I do have a constant queasiness, but I force the food anyway. lol So I also feel like I do after a large Thanksgiving meal many times throughout the day. I'm sure I'll hit my second trimester and pack on a sudden twenty pounds. haha