“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.