The Biggest Surprise Of My Life: We're Having Twins

Monday, 23 January 2017

Twin sonograph
“So I can see here that it’s twins!” said the sonographer in a tone like we would have known already.

Now this wasn’t my finest hour… I may have shouted at the lady and grabbed the wandy thing to have a look myself.

To be honest, I really thought Jay had slipped them £20 to have me on as a joke but then she showed us baby one and baby two and I caught a glimpse of the look on Jay’s face and then each baby’s beating heart. We explained there were no twins or multiple births in either of our families and the lady simply replied telling us: “We actually call these kind of twins medical miracles.”

Now I may well be 29 years old but I do not feel a day over 16 and sheer panic had set in when I thought I was expecting one baby, now there were TWO! We hadn’t planned for this at all… Jay and I have often joked that we are playing at been grown ups. We got engaged and married in the same year and family was on the agenda but a few years down the line. There were things we had planned to do before we ticked that off our list and I had only just left my full time job in August to work freelance. So my vision of pushing my single pram into designer baby shops and easily manoeuvring it into quaint little coffee shops around Durham disappeared in a flash.

After a bit of a wobble, and by the time our next scan came round and they actually looked more like babies than blobs, I was excited to see them again.

Given that we’re having twins, there’s lots of other quite big life changes need to take place too. From selling my house to upsizing cars, not to mention buying a LOT of baby things. Lots of places have told us we’ll need two of everything but thankfully Mamas and Papas were really helpful. They sat down and provided us with a checklist of things we’d need for a newborn and then ticked what we will need double the quantity of rather than just saying everything.

My blog has always been a very honest place and I won’t lie, I do still have little wobbles every so often. I’m thinking I might write about this in a separate post but I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I’m so excited to see how this next year is going to pan out.

We announced the news to our friends and on Instagram a couple weeks ago and the support has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who has wished us congratulations and also to all the twin mum’s who have come forward to offer their advice and guidance – you’ve all given me so much more confidence. I’m so looking forward to this new adventure.

6 comments:

  1. You must have had the biggest shock of your life! I think you probably never feel ready - I feel nowhere near ready yet I know that being the wrong side of 35 it's something we need to start thinking about much sooner than we'd like. Things in life most definitely happen for a reason and this is going to be the greatest adventure for you both.

    So happy and excited for you and I'm sure someday soon I'll be joining you in the "wtf are we doing" club xx

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  2. Firstly Katy you don't look a day over 16, I can imagine it being a MASSIVE shock! Katie x

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  3. Double congratulations again! It's all so exciting :) Seeing them for the first time must have been amazing (once you got over the initial shock!). Looking forward to reading more pregnancy posts! I've been enjoying reading Ruth Crilly's pregnancy stuff on her new blog The Uphill. Let's get that catch-up in the diary! Shivani x x

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  4. Congratulations again Katy! It's amazing seeing them on the screen isn't it? I hope everything's going well so far, looking forward to reading more of your posts about the twins :) I'm due in May so I'm into everything baby related at the minute! We also went to Mamas and Papas as I had no idea where to start with prams and car seats and that's just for one baby! They were really helpful though - if you sign up to their parents event you get notified of when they're on (I think Feb for the Gateshead store) and they usually offer pretty good discounts too, just thought I'd let you know :)
    Laura x

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  5. I think I'd fall over if I was told I was having twins too! Such a surprise but I bet you are so excited! :) xo

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  6. I know how you feel I'm currently 25 weeks with our second set. I swore at my sonographer. I keep getting congratulations. But to be honest people must think I'm so ungrateful when I don't respond with a cheery thanks but instead look at them with tears and say "hmmmm". You will be great when they arrive. It is hard work I'm not going to lie. But take this phrase my mum used to say at every difficult stage. "This too shall pass". It really helped me. Xxxx

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