It was honestly one of the most surreal and amazing moments of my life. My doctor and I were looking at the tiny image of my baby on the ultrasound screen, watching the itty bitty heart flicker. I said "so there's just one?" She moved the ultrasound wand a little bit and then said "oh!"
And we found ourselves looking at two tiny babies right next to each other, two tiny hearts flickering.
I laughed. I squealed. I had a hard time not whooping and hollering "hooray!" at the top of my lungs. I was so thrilled!
I am so thrilled! I am also in shock. I have often-- very often-- thought about having twins, but the reality of it it something else entirely. I know it is going to be incredibly hard and incredibly wonderful. I am really looking forward to it.
I also am in completely uncharted territory right now. I have no idea what to expect for the rest of this pregnancy. I now know why I have been saying "have I always been this sick and I just forgot how bad it was?" But I don't know when I will be feeling better and what I will be able to handle over the next few months. I am scaling my life way back because for all I know I might be flat on my back in bed until December. Hopefully not.
But whatever happens, right now I have the privilege of carrying two wonderful little souls within me at the same time, which fills me with so much awe and wonder.
Isn't this exciting??????