By the time I was 27 I had two daughters, and my dream of traveling did sort of come true when I met , fell in love with, and married a military man. We knew we wanted another child, a boy. We had always dreamed of having a boy. Mostly because I always thought they were less mouthy than girls (although I may been wrong in my assumption).
When I finally got pregnant 5 years after having my youngest daughter it was exciting and kind of scary at the same time, but off to the doctor we went for my first ultrasound.
So we're sitting in the ultrasound room and the nurse is violating me with this long white stick thing that apparently sees babies in utero. She says to me as she turns the screen to where I can't see it, " give me just a second to collect my bearings." Okay, nothing suspicious here. Then she turns the screen towards my husband and I and says , "Here's the little head and the little body, and when we turn the corner ..." Wait? turn what corner? There's a corner in there? .... " there's another little head and a little body."
Ummmm ... wtf? Where's Ashton Kutcher ? I'm obviously being Punk'd .
But, I wasn't on a TV show. This was real life.
The first thing that came to my mind was, "OMG I am never going to sleep again." And I was right . I haven't slept in 5 years. You can tell by my baggy under eyes, and the absolute lack of interest I have in getting dressed or doing basically anything with myself on a daily basis.
I. Was. Miserable.
I am sure any human being would be carrying around 13 lbs of baby in their body.
According to some fellow mamas, "It's being so miserable but so happy at the same time, a laugh/cry type of feeling. It's an immeasurable gift that comes with many lessons in humility, courage, patience and a whole lot of love", and I could not agree more.
But what I really look forward to is seeing what kind of men they will become. How will their bond grow? Will they be forever connected on a special wavelength that none of use could even begin to understand?
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xoxo - Mandi