Gabi’s 1st Ultrasound. Today was filled with so many emotions - practically all at once. I met Gabi in Shawnee so I could go with her for her ultrasound. She is around 12 weeks. I drove up on Monday to go with her for some lab work and the ultrasound. When she checked in they told her to go to Lab first and then imaging for her ultrasound. That is what she did. Her ultrasound was scheduled for noon. By time she finally done with lab it was 12:40. She didn’t need to go to imaging - she needed to go to x-ray. We had been sitting right there the whole time. Anyway, they made her re-schedule her appt for today at 3:00. She called me a little before 10:30 and said one of their machines was down could she come at 1:30. I didn’t get to work until almost 10 - so I basically worked about an hr. Which is no big deal. I’m super glad I was able to be with Gabi.. I got there in plenty of time. We talked for a bit before we went inside. She was telling me how she had been so sick the last two days - throwing up - she couldn’t even keep water down. She said she felt a lot better today and so far had kept food and water down. She was supposed to have a full bladder. We were both super excited for the ultrasound. He got her all fixed up - putting the goop on her belly. He was trying to get his screen all set up and had the thing on her belly. I was like woe - is that twins. She thought I was just being funny. Then he started looking at it and said yep there are twins. Gabi was laying there shocked - twins. He measured the first baby - Baby A. He was taking all kinds of pictures. Then said - here’s Baby B. They both looked to be around the same size. We were joking around about her having twins. He kinda let us hear Baby B’s heart beat and all kinds of stuff was going along the bottom of the screen. He then went back to Baby A and was doing the same things he had done on Baby B. Then he said he wasn’t finding a heartbeat for Baby A. He ran the test that had stuff going across the bottom - there was a black gap going across - apparently that was where the heartbeat was supposed to be.. In a matter of minutes we went from excited getting to see the baby to shocked because there were two babies to somber and concerned because there was only one heartbeat. He told her he was going to call the drs office and let him know and she needed to go on up there. She called Traxton to let him know. He had just made it home from working - scared to death - thinking Gabi was about to be going in to surgery. I kinda was thinking that at first but realized she probably wasn’t. After all Baby B was still alive and had a good strong heartbeat.. The dr was re-assuring Gabi that this didn’t happen because of anything she did. He said it was fairly common for that to happen. He didn’t go into a lot of details about carrying twins but he did say that it is a very hard and complicated pregnancy. It was going to be a lot better and easier on her just having one. There wasn’t anything that could be done about the miscarried baby. He said her body might expel Baby A out or when she had Baby B it would be like some flat tissue that would come out when Baby B was born. He said she had just miscarried Baby A in the last day or two because both of the babies were about the same size. I told her that was probably why she had been so sick the last two days. She thought that too. The Dr said she needed to take some time and grieve the loss of Baby A. He wanted to see her again in 6 weeks and wanted her to have another ultrasound then.. It began to come clear that it was a God thing for missing her ultrasound on Monday. Baby A would have still been alive and she’d be telling everyone she was having twins and it would be after the next 6 weeks before she knew she had miscarried Baby A. The Dr also said that Baby A probably had all the issues so Baby B would be healthy.. I was really impressed and grateful that Traxton came as soon as he found out. To me it was another confirmation that he truly does love my baby girl. That probably is more the norm than the way George was when I had my miscarriage. He was also cheating on me when I was going through that. I tend to group men in general as being like George was. Thankfully that is not always true.. Being a momma - my heart just broke for Gabi and Traxton. She said that was the first time she had ever seen Traxton cry. Such a hard day! Don’t like seeing my babies hurting like that.. I pray God wraps his arms around Gabi and Traxton and gives them strength and comfort in this hard time.