Friday, March 21, 2008

Well...

Part of the reason I was so overwhelmed at telling my Mom, or the rest of my family, about the twins was that I hadn't told them I was pregnant yet...I was so sure there was something wrong. Plus, we've struggled a lot financially, and I know my mom especially feels a lot of concern for us. So not only did I have to tell them I was pregnant, I had to tell them I was 19 weeks pregnant and it was twins. Yikes!!! My dad said,"Oh." Long silence. "Congratulations!!!". My sister...pretty much the same. My mom? "Well you'd better get a job!!!" I knew it was a knee- jerk reaction, and now looking back it is a really funny way to respond, but at the time? Not so funny.

So I went merrily along. The news was out. And I was getting excited. The next Tuesday I was going to have my suspicions confirmed at our big ultrasound. I knew the babies were both girls. My maternal instinct has always been spot-on there.

The kids were thrilled. Husband was pleased, although since I had become a high-risk pregnancy, and was farther along than we thought, we had to cancel our trip to England to see his family. People began dropping off cribs, clothes, my living room began to fill with the things, I had gotten rid of years before when I was finished having babies. I had only known about the twins for a few days!!

7 comments:

Laura said...

I love hearing this story this way. Can't wait for more.

I have memories of telling people our news. My mom, his parents, my friend who was also pregnant with twins... love reliving those moments. For me those were rare moments of celebration before the MOMO diagnosis overtook it all.

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angie said...

I really enjoyed reading this. It's amazing how everyone responds to baby news. What a blessing that you have such good friends and family that gave you the baby gear you had given away!

Crazymamaof6 said...

holy cow loving your story. I'm sure it was no pleasure cruise living it but OH you tell it so well!
i hate the unsupportive mother issue. mine is with his mom. and it BUGS ME!
hugs for you! they are beautiful! and such a blessing you had supportive friends passing stuff to you!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Get a job? That's so funny. I love these posts. Hearing other people's experiences with twins and momo's especially is so interesting! And I'm always amazed at women who just know what gender their babies are. I wasn't able to tell with either of my pregnancies and even when I was told the gender by the U/S tech I still questioned it. I didn't believe Luke was a boy until I saw him in person!

Churchill said...

I love that you are sharing the story as it went along. I am excited for each installment. The photos are gorgeous as always!

Debra said...

Cute pics!!

Great story. I still have yet to post mine.

We, like you, have had financial troubles. When I was 3 months pregnant, we JUST paid everything but our home off. Then we got the twin news. Oh well.. it will all work out (or so dh tells me!) I had plans to go back to college when Olivia started preschool (about the time the twins were born) that way when she started Kindergarten I could go to work as an elementary teacher. Oh well.