The Last Thing We Expected....When I was 19 I miscarried at 7 1/2 weeks. I lost another pregnancy about six months later at 9 1/2 weeks. Then again after my 21st birthday at 11 weeks. The last was by far the hardest and left me emotionally broken. So when I found out I was pregnant again at 24 I refused to get my hopes up until we saw a heartbeat.
I demanded an ultrasound before Christmas, since the time before I found out right after Christmas and had received lots of baby items, but no baby. My doctor was able to work us in the day before Christmas Eve, the last appointment of the day. I took in a plate of cookies to show my gratitude (which became a tradition throughout my pregnancy).
I was an emotional wreck. When I got up on the table I was shaking. Not more than a few seconds into the ultrasound my doctor said "I'll be damned!"
My heart stopped.
"It's unprecedented that we have two sets of twins in one week, let alone two sets in one day, back to back!" I couldn't wrap my mind around what he was telling us. I managed to mutter "Wh-what?"
"The couple before you found out they were having twins. And so are you!" He pointed out the two little heart beats on the screen. I was still having trouble absorbing this information. I knew logically it wasn't possible, but I kept thinking "there must be a mistake, maybe he accidentally hit "replay" on the last ultrasound." I had never seen one heartbeat on an ultrasound, and now I was looking at two!!!
I'm very glad my husband had been sitting down, because I am certain he would have fainted otherwise. His eyes looked like they were going to pop out of his head and he went pale. After a few seconds of silence he raised his hand. The doctor laughed and said "yes?". My husband took a deep breath and asked "They aren't stuck together, are they?" The doctor and I both laughed and he assured us that they were fraternal, so they each had ther own sac and nothing was shared.
I will never forget that night. I had never felt so much joy and fear in the same moment. Almost two and a half years later my boys are healthy, intelligent, and beautiful. I couldn't ask for more! (Except maybe a nap....)