When I found out this past Monday that I’m carrying twins, I became incredibly excited and filled with joy – and scared. Quite. I mean, I knew it would be a possibility because of our IVF treatments, but, to be honest, I never really suspected that I would actually get pregnant with twins. Any daydream or forethought I’ve had about my experience as a mother always included two kids – but not twins.
I’m thrilled by the thought of an insta-family. Boom. Done. I’ll be 35 by the time these little ones are born, and the idea of being “done” creating our family – the thought of no more fertility treatments, or trips to the doctors, or monthly testing, or weekly transvaginal ultrasounds, or constant monitoring, or injection after injection – feels great and lets me breathe a little easier.
But the thought of twins… It’s wonderful and overwhelming. Joyous and nerve-wracking. I’ve been trying to get pregnant since April, and all the while I’ve been researching and learning so much about pregnancy. And now I feel like I need to start all over again! Twin pregnancies are pretty different than singleton pregnancies, so I’ve learned.
I’m in for quite the ride with this twin pregnancy! And I’m ready for it all.
After the jump, check out 12 Facts About Twin Pregnancies that you probably never knew. Did you have twins? Are you currently pregnant with multiples? Talk to me, ladies!
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