The twins are two!

Things have been pretty quiet on the blog over the past week – apologies! As you can imagine, life is pretty hectic at the best of times. However, these week I’ve been really busy with work, have been away on a two-day course and on Monday the twins were two! I know it’s such a clichéd saying, but I really can’t believe how time flies. It feels like yesterday that I gave birth to them and now they’re two! It’s crazy! Their birthday was lovely. All the presents were set up the night before. Sorting the presents was quite eventful.…

Oscar’s birth story – the day I …

With it being Oscar’s birthday recently, it got me thinking that although I’ve recorded the twins’ birth story, I don’t have Oscar’s anywhere. The main purpose of my blog is to record all those magical moments, so that my kids can one day look through them. Although Oscar was born way before this blog one, his birth was one of the biggest  days of my life and therefore should be here. Here goes… I was five days overdue when I went into labour. My mum and dad had been on holiday over Christmas and my mum was so happy that…

Twins – the things I wished I’d …

The other day I was looking through my blog archives and came across my very first post. It was the day after the scan, which revealed we were expecting twins. I think in terms of key lifetime moments, that one is definitely is top of the list. I’m not going to lie, my initial reaction was not particularly positive. I burst into tears and thought my life was over. There were a million thoughts buzzing round my head: “how can we afford three children?”; “we can’t fit everyone in the car”; “we haven’t got enough rooms in our house”; “will…

The twins’ birth story

I wanted to ensure I capture all the details of the birth of our twins as it was a lovely experience. I was induced on the Friday, although when I rang at 7.30am to see what time to come in and they told me they’d ring me back at lunchtime I was upset as thought it would end up behind delayed and I was so ready to have them out! We decided to go to McDonald’s for breakfast and then to Tesco for some last minute bits. As we were just about to leave the house I got a call…

35 weeks and struggling with the flu

It’s been far too long since I last posted, I’m now 35 weeks. I think the main reason for lack of posts is that it has been a pretty straightforward pregnancy so far, no major aches, pains or complications. I’ve been having four weekly scans and everything is going well 🙂 I have a few bump pics, which I’ll try and add on when I get a bit of time. So, I’ve now finished work (I finished at 30 weeks – was v ready!), this week I’ve been full of flu so it’s been really tough, especially with having to…

Feeling normal

I’m now 17 weeks and have started to feel normal again – hurrah!! Not feeling any definite movements yet, so hoping everything is okay. I’m sure it is, but I’m just a natural worrier! Watched the One Born Every Minute: Twins and Triplets episode this week and have to say that I was disappointed. All the cases were complicated and it was very sad. I was really hoping to see some positive experiences, after all not every multiple pregnancy is full of complications.

The hospital scan and telling work

I decide to wait to tell work until the ‘official’ 12 week hospital scan, which we had yesterday. We seemed to be at the hospital ages! Upon entering the room we tell the sonographer that we already know it’s twins, he then goes on to say that we’ll only be able to have the nuchal translucency scan and not the blood test to test for Downs Syndrome as the blood test isn’t reliable with twins. We’d not had any tests with Oscar and hadn’t really thought about it this time round, so we started discussing whether to have them or…

The day we found out

We’d decided to have a private scan at 10 1/2 weeks. I’m a natural worrier so thought it would help put my mind at rest that everything was okay. Plus, we’d had an early scan with Oscar and it was such a lovely experience. So, there I am nervously lying on the bed. The sonographer squeezes the gel onto my stomach and as she starts rolling the thing around it is immediately clear that there are two babies in there! “What can you see” she asks. “There’s two!” we both reply. I burst into tears, it is so unexpected that…