My best friend Melissa arrived before our family did because she was going to record everything. After our parents got there, I left the room to change into the shirt I bought that said "Does this baby make me look fat?" I planned on walking into the living room and just standing around until someone noticed it.
We're missing the first 10 seconds or so of the video where I'm standing there in a room full of silence until my father in law shouted "Are you kidding me?!" Here's what happened after, it's a little long (and VERY loud!) -- Melissa recorded for about 5 1/2 minutes ;-)
About an hour after we told them, I started bleeding and immediately freaked out. Justin called the emergency number at my RE's office. It only took about 5 minutes before the doctor-on-call called us back. She asked if I had any cramping or excessive bleeding (which she explained was filling a pad in an hour) or clotting. I told her no. She said that since I had an internal ultrasound the day before, that was likely causing the bleeding today and that I should take it easy and it was normal. She made an appointment for me on Saturday morning to have another ultrasound to see how the twins were doing and to see if there was any blood pooling in my uterus.
I got back from the appointment just a short while ago and everything looked wonderful. The babies are 8mm long and their little hearts are beating like crazy! Justin and I were so relieved when we saw them.
Overall, despite the scare, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our parents were so excited and I loved their reactions! My parents are very quiet and teary and Justin's parents are very expressive!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!