Posted by: traceyhanson | December 1, 2007

We are pregnant!…………….With twins!!

Sorry for not giving an update sooner. I just wanted to feel a little more confident with our confirmed pregnancy.
Monday, November 12 was my first blood test. I had cramps all weekend and I was sure I was not pregnant. My plans for that Monday night were to go for a long run and drink some wine. But the nurse called and said, “congratulations, you are pregnant.” I think my response was “huh?” My beta (for those who are familiar with those numbers) was 155. Shocked, complete shock. We were 4 weeks. I had to get another blood test on Thursday, November 15. Those numbers had to double, which they did to 750. I didn’t have any symptoms except that I was beyond bloated. We were excited to finally know that we could get pregnant, but we were staying very cautious. We told close family members and friends who knew our IVF schedule but told them to not get so excited yet, it’s still very early.
Yesterday was probably one of the most amazing days of my life. We went down to Gurnee for our ultrasound. Dr. Sherbahn performed the ultrasound and Dr. Jain was in there too. We saw a pregnancy sack right away and Dr. Sherbahn focused in on it more and there was this little baby and he said, “there’s the heartbeat.” It was so clear. I started to cry. Then he said, “lets look to see if there is another.” I was thinking it would have been visible right away if there were two. “There is the other pregnancy sack” he said “and there is another heartbeat.” Wow. I was squeezing Jaime’s hand so hard. Then Dr. Sherbahn said, “Twins are OK, right?” We both laughed and said of course, we feel so blessed.
He went back and measured each of them and they were measuring perfect. I was 6 weeks and 4 days yesterday and they were measuring 6 weeks and 3 days which according to Dr. Sherbahn is perfect. We got to see the heartbeats again and they took some pictures.
We said goodbye to all the Doctors and nurses and that was sad! We really loved every single person in that clinic. I highly recommend it to anyone going through infertilityand lives in the area. It was worth the hour drive and we would have drove more.
It is still early. I’m only 6 weeks and 5 days. We are excited but still very cautious. We are just going to take one day at a time.
We are just so thrilled to know that we can actually get pregnant, we have never been this far in the 2 1/2 years that we have been trying.
I will post a picture of our BABIES once I scan them.
Thank you again for stopping by and posting such wonderful comments.



  1. Congratulations!!I’ve been lurking here for a about 6 weeks (since Oprah!) but I don’t think I’ve ever posted. This news brought me out of hiding! How wonderful for you guys!!

  2. Tracey, even though I knew this already, I have tears in my eyes after reading this post. I am so happy for you guys. What a beautiful blessing! You are going to be an amazing mommy.

  3. Congratulations, that’s great news!

  4. Congratulations Tracey. I have been stalking your site hoping for good news. This is such great news!

  5. Yay! Congratulations and welcome to the “Twin Club!”~ Lynnette at


  7. Ditto Elizabeth– it’s still so exciting! TWINS!!

  8. Woot Woot! I too have been lurking, waiting for you to post the results – I jumped a little bit in my seat when I saw the title of this post. CONGRATS!

  9. Oh my goodness! Congratulations, that is such wonderful news. Best of luck….

  10. Every time I read this I get absolutely giddy for you two! I know I don’t technically “know” you, but from what I do know, no one deserves this more! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations…I’ve been checking your blog lately to look for updates…what wonderful news! You and DH must be so incredibly excited about your two miracles!

  12. ohmygod, I am SO SO SO excited for you!!! I will keep you in my prayers for a wonderfully happy and healthy pregnancy. Congrats, what a great blessing and so much to be thankful for!

  13. YAY!!! That was so freakin hard to keep quiet for some reason 🙂 I’m still so, so excited for you guys!

  14. YEAH!! I’m so excited for you. Now, sit back, relax, and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! Will you find out the genders at 20 weeks?

  15. Congrats!!!!

  16. My thoughts will continue to be with the two of you. I’m doing a little happy dance for you!

  17. Oh my God, Oh my God, Tracy!! I’m so happy for you guys!! What wonderful news!!! We’ve all been waiting and waiting for this – that is so awesome.Best wishes for a healthy and happy pregnancy. You’ll be in my prayers!!!!!!

  18. I am still so happy for you!

  19. I know I’ve already said this before, but congratulations! I’m so very happy for you guys. Even though I already knew you were having twins, it still brought tears to my eyes with reading this.

  20. Congratulations! I too am a lurker who has never posted before, but had to let you know how thrilled I am for you. Have a happy, healthy pregnancy!

  21. I am so happy for you Tracey. You and Jaime will make excellent parents.

  22. So when are you going to change the name of your blog? It can’t be married without children anymore.Congrats 🙂

  23. Congrats to you!! There has been so much good news for those trying for years lately! I’m so glad. 🙂

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