OMG! Wow! Are you serious! You’re so lucky! These were the reactions we would get every time we mentioned to someone that we were expecting twins. We had not told anybody about my twin pregnancy until I was around 30 weeks pregnant. We made the announcement during my baby shower hence we had some amazing reactions from everyone attending.
When we found out that we were expecting fraternal twins it was the most shocking and surreal experience ever. I still remember when my husband and I had gone for my first ultrasound, the nurse took the vitals twice and we were wondering why she did that. So, I just innocently asked her the same and as she thought I was already informed about having twins she very casually informed me “well because you have two!”
We were so shocked as that was the last thing on our minds. I never expected or even suspected that I would be carrying two babies. When we left the clinic I just burst out crying and I still don’t know why, I guess it was too much to take in. And then later on I couldn’t stop laughing. Too many emotions at once! I found myself feeling completely frightened, stressed and overwhelmed with the thought of how my body would cope with a twin pregnancy, hoping to carry them to term or alteast closest to what would be healthy for them.
I tried not to worry myself too much by reading about all the complications that come with twin pregnancies. Despite all my fears of carrying and birthing twins I had the most beautiful experience being pregnant. I carried my boys almost full term until 36.5 weeks and had a normal delivery thanks to my amazing doctor. My beautiful twin boys were born on January 31, 2015. It truly was one of the best days of my life. It just felt so amazing to be carrying these two tiny little beauties in my arms. Through out my pregnancy I would always wonder what it would feel like when they were born, what would they look like, how would I manage them so many endless thoughts. But at that moment when I actually had them in my arms none of these thoughts came to me. The only thing that mattered was that they perfectly healthy.
When you are pregnant you will get all kinds of advice’s from people from different walks of life. You’ll have people telling you not to walk a certain way or not to sit like this or not to dance or exercise or to eat certain food to make your baby fair or have less hair! Yes, trust me I got it all! But I have one advice to all you beautiful moms to be, please don’t worry yourselves too much with this entire information overload. You know what is best for you and your body. If you have any doubt please consult your doctor and not the internet. That was what I did, I would never worry myself and just went with the flow and I had a beautiful experience. Just enjoy this journey, as you will truly miss it once you have your baby.
Now two years down, all of that feels like a lifetime ago. Now when someone questions me about how I manage with 2 toddlers of the same age when they are going crazy with one, my normal response is “I don’t know what it feels like to have one”
As they say “It’s double the giggle & double the grins, and double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins”.
I would love to hear from all you twin moms out there. What was your reaction when you first found out that you were expecting twins???