Today my world turned upside down.Â Chris and I found out that our bun in the oven was actually pluralâ€¦bunsâ€¦yesâ€¦TWINS!!!!Â The news was so shocking I literally could not believe it.Â So hereâ€™s the scene at our first OB appointment and ultrasound:
Doctor: OK, letâ€™s have a look at your baby.
Me: Yes please!
Doctor: Caroline, youâ€™re having twins.
Me: haha, thatâ€™s funny.
Doctor: Hereâ€™s the first one and hereâ€™s the second one.
Me: Waitâ€¦youâ€™re not joking??
Doctor: No, congratulations!
Doctor: Carolineâ€¦are you OK?
Nurse: I canâ€™t see her face, is she happy?
Chris: [laughing hysterically]
My whole body was shaking.Â My whole future felt like it was flashing before my eyes.Â Of course we were planning the second baby (our family planning consisted of 2 total)â€¦but you never expect to get that kind of news.Â We even joked before the appointment; â€œhopefully weâ€™ll just see one in there.â€Â I mean, I could clearly see on the monitor that there were two babies, but my mind just would not let me believe it.Â I pretty much laid there stunned for the remainder of the appointment.Â On reflection, Iâ€™m actually a little sad because I barely remember hearing the heartbeats which is the most exciting partâ€¦other than finding out thereâ€™s two of course.
After the appointment, I called Becky.Â Hereâ€™s how that went:
Â Me: Hey, so, yeah, I just had my appt.
Becky: How did it go?
Me: Umâ€¦.goodâ€¦uuuuhhhh, I have some news.
Becky: ARE YOU HAVING TWINS????
Becky: (I honestly donâ€™t remember what she said, but I do remember she said this): I knew your appt was soon, but I couldnâ€™t remember the exact date.Â When you called me yesterday and didnâ€™t leave a message, I actually thought that you were calling to tell me you were having twins!
Scary how she was so accurateâ€¦
Luckily Chris and I both took the day off work, so we went to Panera and had a nice long lunch where discussed this bombshell just dropped on us.Â I was still shaking.Â My basic thoughts circled around how in the world am I going to do this?Â One baby was hard enoughâ€¦now two babies at the same time with a 2 year old wild man running aroundâ€¦I will never be super woman.Â We continued talking for a long time about everything and confirmed that we were indeed both terrified.Â But we concluded withâ€¦weâ€™re having twinsâ€¦thatâ€™s that.Â A nice gentleman sitting at the table beside us stopped me as we were leaving and says this:
Â Nice gentleman: I couldnâ€™t help but overhear your conversation, congratulations!!
Me: Thank you, it was definitely quite a shock though.
Nice gentleman: My daughter has a 5 year old and then she had twins, theyâ€™re 2 and half now.Â Trust me, God doesnâ€™t give you more than you can handle.
Me: Thank you.
Thank you kind sirâ€¦more than you know.
Still in a state of shock bordering on panic, we called my brother, the only other person who knew about the pregnancy, and told him the news.Â He was super excited.Â I couldnâ€™t understand it, but he thought it was fantastic news.Â Â Iâ€™m so glad he had that kind of reaction because I think it finally got my mind turning in the right direction.Â Iâ€™m a pessimist by nature, so I always think about the bad stuff first.Â He got me thinking about the good stuff and after that it was just a matter of time before the terror started to turn to excitement.Â We are having TWINS!!!!