When you've just found out that you're pregnant with twins the world goes silent for a few moments. It's like an explosion has just gone off in your brain as you deal with this new information. All you can see is the two blobs on the ultrasound screen. Your tongue won't move in your mouth and you can't hear what the sonographer is saying because that last word they uttered has literally blown your mind. You're having TWINS!
The ultrasound blob on the screen is wobbling in front of you and if it seems like you're suddenly seeing double it's because you are. You, yes you, are going to be a mum to twins. It's happening now and there's nothing you can do about it!
There are a few reactions that make sense in this scenario and every twin mum will have a different one...here's the general thought process...
This is hilarious.
Ha, yep this is just like such a joke. Twins, ha!
Ok, the ultrasound lady looks serious...maybe she was serious?
She says it's twins.
Twins??? Two babies?
This is insane.
I was only supposed to have one baby in there.
Are they identical?
Will I be able to tell them apart?
How do you know which one is which in there?
Twin A looks like Twin B.
Oh my god please don't find any more babies in there.
Just two? Ok.
What do you mean I have a high risk pregnancy?
High risk of having twins? I'm already having twins!
I'm having two babies.
How will I afford it?
Will I get to go on maternity leave early?
What about stretch marks...?
My skin is doomed.
Oh my God, how big is my bump going to be?
I'm going to be one of those women with a monster bump aren't I?
I'm going to become a freak.
How will I ever carry TWO humans inside me?
I knew there was a reason I was so big.
Just wait until I tell people I'm having twins. They'll never believe me.
The house. It's too small.
I'm going to have to move.
Will I ever sleep again?
How can I look after two babies? TWO. BABIES?
Does this mean we need to buy a massive car?
How will I ever push out TWO people?
Will I have to have a C section?
I wanted a natural birth...
I'm having twins.
THIS is why people practice safe sex.
I'm not sure I'm ready for two babies.
Can I just keep the other one in there for a couple of years?
Guess this is it.
I'm going to have twins.
*Goes on internet to find other people expecting twins to be stunned together*
*Googles twin bumps.*
Looks at belly and can't believe there are two wonderful new people growing in there.
Only special people must get given twins right?
Somebody praise me. I'm making two babies!!
What did you think when you found out you were going to have twinnies? Anything to add? Would love to hear! Leave me a comment below!
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