My life just got interesting.
Very few things in life are as shocking as seeing two babies pop up on your first ultrasound… especially when you already have 4 kids at home. But that was exactly what I saw when I went into the doctor’s office last week. I’m expecting twins!
I’m still reeling a bit from the news.
Two babies. That’s a lot of babies. And it brings up questions I haven’t thought of before like, “how do you pick them both up at once” and “am I seriously going to have to buy a second crib?”.
I was alone when I heard the news. I told my husband it was going to be a “boring” appointment, just taking weights and measurements, so I convinced him that he didn’t need to be there. It turns out that it may have been one of the most interesting appointments in my history as a maternity patient. That’s saying a lot when you consider how interesting my medical history has been.
My pregnancies are . . . complicated, to put it mildly. Twins add to the risk. People keep asking me if I’m excited. And the answer is yes, but terrified at the same time. There are so many things that can go wrong.
I’m actually less worried about caring for two babies than I am about all of us making it through this pregnancy.
So we’re ending 2013 in a big way.
Life does not go the way you plan. In many ways, I’m glad for that. My own plans could never compete with the things that have actually happened in my life. For now I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that everything stays nice and boring around here for a while.
What is the most unexpected news you have ever received in your life as a mom?