What It’s Like to Expect Twins
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HANSAWhen I found out we were having twins, I was really excited.
JENNIFERWhen the technician told me at my ultrasound "I see two heartbeats here," I grabbed her arm. And I said, what are you talking about?
ALICIAMy biological mom is a twin. So, when I found out I was having twins, I was not that surprised.
JENNIFERI called my husband. And I believe his words were "oh crap."
KELLYI was thankful that we were just at two.
JIMMYYou know, I was doing really good with the one kid. And then you find out you're going to have twins. And, yeah, I didn't know what to think.
PEGGYI tried for many years. And this was my way or God's way of giving me two gifts in one.
TRACYActually, I started laughing and my husband started crying.
KATYEvery time I would go to the doctor, he would say, will you ask him to check one more time just to be sure? Are you sure?
SCOTTI guess one reaction to having twins is the decision to get a vasectomy pretty quick.
PEGGYWe both carried them home, into the house gently, laid them down, sat back on the bed, looked at each other, and said, now what?
KELLYThey were premature, so they were really, really little. So, really, my biggest fear was breaking them.
TRACYThe first months took a lot of adjustment. We don't remember a lot of them. We actually don't remember a lot of the first year.
JENNIFERIt just felt like complete chaos at all times.
TRACYA lot of sleepless nights.
SCOTTI didn't think we had the tools to handle it.
KELLYYou find those survival skills when you need them.
JIMMYYou do things twice. So you change one diaper, it might not go that great. But you get another chance immediately after that to change another one.
JENNIFERIt was, you know, double the diapers and double the spit up.
SCOTTYou get that one quiet moment with them. So you get that first quiet moment. And they look you in the eyes, and you realize it's all worth it.
PEGGYI have two sets of twins. I had the first set. Then, two years later-- almost to the day-- I had another set of twins.
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