If someone would have bet me a million dollars I’d be a mom to twins, I’d have told them they were crazy. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it was possible. I mean, I knew it was possible ; but no one ever thinks that is going to be “them”. After all; the doctor didn’t even think I was going to ovulate, let alone ovulate two eggs!
After we had trouble conceiving, it was hard to really get excited about the pregnancy at first because I was so guarded. Especially knowing that miscarriage rates are high in women with PCOS and Hypothyroidism- and I have both diseases. I was so terrified to go get the blood test to confirm the pregnancy; because I was scared they would tell me I wasn’t pregnant. I wanted so badly to grow our family.
For my husband to become a father, and for Lily to be a big sister.
When we got the call that my blood test was positive, it was a HUGE weight of relief. Next step, wait for the ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy. Okay… another hurdle. We can do this.
From the time between our confirmed blood test and the first ultrasound I started to feel very pregnant. Extreme exhaustion that I never felt during my pregnancy with Lily, and severe nausea + vomiting.
Despite being is sick I was grateful my body was showing signs of carrying a pregnancy.
In the days leading up to our ultrasound, I was so nervous. I just wanted to see that heartbeat and know our baby was safely growing inside my tummy. The night before the ultrasound, I had an overwhelming sense of peace and so, I slept. I slept so well that I had a dream.
Tyler and I got up the morning of our ultrasound and were both a little more quiet than usual, we were both anxious. We sat two stoplights away from the doctor’s office and then I told him, “I had a dream last night that it’s twins”. We looked at each other and literally laughed out loud.
Because, that was a joke- right?! There would be no way that the two people who had trouble conceiving, and who were on the brink of IVF would actually get pregnant with twins.
I laid on the table for our ultrasound, and just kept looking at Tyler and he kept looking at me. The ultrasound tech started by just having a general look around, and was able to trace the heartbeat of our baby. As she continued to look around and take measurements, she shouts out loud, “Oh! Wait! Wait a minute!” MY HEART SANK. I thought something was wrong and so did Tyler. I braced myself and felt tears started to well up in my eyes. Then she says, “there is Baby B!”.
What do you mean “Baby B?!” She says, “Look!” And turns the screen so we can see it. “Baby A is right here, and there- right there- is Baby B! IT’S TWINS!”
Two thriving little tiny babies, that we made. Safe and healthy. Wow. What a blessing.
Tyler and I looked at each other and just started crying + laughing! We were TOTALLY shocked!
WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TWINS!!