When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with baby #2 we were so excited! It was Jamie who found out I was pregnant before I did! Actually, he was the one who first found out I was pregnant on baby #1…I was too scared to look at the tests (haha).
I will never forget the day we went for my 19/20 week ultrasound. We were on the way to my appointment making our guess on whether the baby would be a boy or girl (because we decided to find out). Of course we would have been happy either way, as long as the baby was healthy.
There we were waiting anxiously in a quiet little waiting room, then I hear my name being called….here we go, the moment of truth…will the baby be okay?…will everything be where it’s suppose to be?…will there be a heartbeat? So many thoughts were rushing through my mind, then the technician asked if I had an ultrasound previous to this one?….Oh God, there’s something wrong…I began to panic, my heart raced, I felt sick, I felt faint. Jamie and I were silent, while I looked at the young girls perplexed expression on her face while she stared at the monitor. “No, why is something wrong?” I asked her. She was quiet for about 3 seconds (which felt like an eternity at this point!), then she replies, ” no, not at all, you are just having twins!”….HOLY EFF…did I hear her correctly, twins? I asked her if she was sure….she said she was pretty sure and turned the monitor around so I could see…OMG…OMG..OMGGGGGGGGGG two little heartbeats….two little heads….double everything. Then I look down at Jamie, who is sitting at the bottom of the bed, he had his head between his hands and said “holy shit, 2 babies”…I just laid in the bed laughing and repeating “Omg, Jamie!!”…like it was his fault or something (hahaha)! The technician then called in another co-worker to confirm we were in fact having 2……yep still 2 babies. After all the commotion, and confirming that everything looked okay, she then asked if we wanted to find out the sex of our “Fraternal Twins.”….(Holy shit, twins…we were still in shock). So we weren’t expecting just one baby, as I said a million times above, but two…and a boy AND girl at that!
After we left the hospital, we went for a drive….a LONG drive!! We had to let our exciting, yet shocking, news sink in! We were wide-eyed and quiet for a good 20 minutes before we spoke a word…then Jamie says, ” We are going to need a bigger vehicle.”….Seriously THAT’S what he said (hahaha)…in the meantime I’m over in the passenger seat staring at him and say, “There are TWO humans in here, I am growing TWO humans!”
The pregnancy flew by and before we knew it, we were bringing home our precious babies (to this day I still can’t believe it) making our small family of 3 quickly grow to a family of 5.