As I have talked to other MOTS, I have heard some different reactions to the news from the ultrasound tech, or a doctor saying something like “There is more then one baby.” For me, having been on Clomid for fertility issues, we knew there was a slim possibility of a multiple birth, so I had an early ultrasound. When the tech realized why I was there, her announcement was “Yep, there is just two in there.” “Just TWO?” I thought, that’s plenty! Honestly, my first reaction was excitement. I had kind of hoped it was twins, even though I hadn’t fully thought that through!
As I started to think things through, all the other emotions began to set in. I was a little scared and worried how my pregnancy would go. Would I be put on bed rest? Would I deliver early? Would the babies be healthy? (See My Pregnancy and Labor and Delivery Posts soon to come.)
Then overwhelmed, how was I going to take care of two babies? I don’t even know how to take care of one yet? (They were my first.)
My husband’s says his first reaction was that he was sick to his stomach. He didn’t know how he was going to support a family of four.
One of the reasons I have started this blog was to help expectant MOTs know how GREAT and FUN twins can be. It’s not easy and all the above emotions are very appropriate. I didn’t cry when I found out, but don’t feel bad if you did. I mean, we have all the pregnancy emotions and then on top of that to be told that your life is not only changing times one, by times two.
I am here to help! I am here to support! I hope that motbits.com will become a community of mothers of twins to help each other. Please continue to read my upcoming posts for all the tips, books to read, and favorite products etc. to help you.
You can do it! You can make it though your pregnancy, you can have a great birth experience and you can raise two little ones at one time! It takes Faith! Faith in yourself. Faith in a Higher Power that entrusted you with two little ones and faith in whoever you have to help.
I’m excited to add a series of Podcasts to motbits.com. These Podcasts will be interviews with expectant mothers of twins, new mothers of twins and those who are a little more experienced mothers of twins. Listen to their stories of how they found out they were pregnant with twins.
We would love to hear your story! Please post a comment and share your experiences to help others! If you are interested in guest posting or participating in Podcast interviews, please email me candiceATmotbitsDOTcom.
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