Six weeks into my IVF pregnancy, I went to my first scan just hoping to hear a healthy heartbeat for the very first time. I heard it… plus another.
Yep, I heard THEM. Identical twins!
After the shock, joy, terror and overwhelming disbelief wore off, one of the first things I did was call a friend of mine who had two-year-old identical twin boys, to basically ask her everything she could tell me about carrying, birthing and raising twins.
And, funnily enough, the only thing I remember about that conversation is her saying, “You just do what’s right for you… don’t read too much or dig too deep for advice or you’ll get overwhelmed with all the conflicting information.
“Just find some other mums that you feel you resonate with and bounce any questions you have off them.”
So call me crazy, but off I launched into twin mama-hood with no idea what I was doing and a ‘she’ll-be-right’ attitude!
And she was. I was completely fine.
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Today I grew some balls and decided that on this beautiful day I would not be hell bent about making sure I was back home for a solo feed… turns out it’s not that bad! You run into your mummy friends and you talk about how nice it would be if we could actually go for a swim and they laugh at you while strangers stare at you when in reality this is my complete normal! And it’s friggen awesome! Lunch with a view for the twinnies today! May this be the first of many! ????☀️???? [email protected] #babysteps #twinlife #twins #lunchwithaview #dreamingofswimming #twinfeeding #twinmum #twinmama #twinstagram #twinmom
Then, when the twins were three months old, my partner and I got the second biggest shock of our lives: we found out we had fallen pregnant naturally.