Sunday, January 22, 2012

There are worse things than getting pregnant

Recently, I was attending a social event for moms and their kids and one of my friends said this to her teenage daughter. Her eyes were focused and her mouth stern, "There are worse things than getting pregnant." Now that's the way to scare the crap out of a kid! I plan on using that one in a few (long) years. Of course, who would I be if I didn't chime in and say, "AND you could end up with two!" Insert me pointing at both of my kids sitting on either side of me in high chairs.

That brings me to another point. When we went in for the ultrasound I met with one of the many doctors that helped deliver the twins. I ran into my specialist and a few other nurses as well. All were shocked to see me back "so soon" as if I had fallen off the wagon. So, I hopped up on the table and waited for the cold jelly. Before she could even tell us my husband and I both stated together, "It's just one." After about 30 scans, you learn what to look for.

There is only one baby in this oven! I think there were quite a few people who were let down by that news, but not these parents. The idea of two sets of twins is cute, but the reality is outlandish. Can you imagine 4 kids all under the age of two? The truth of the matter is when we go home from visiting and return to our normal lives it's just me and these kiddos. My husband works and I stay home. There's only so much super power left in me at the end of the day. I just checked the S on my chest and it's glowing again. Maybe I am regaining some power!

You know what I stress about each morning and evening? NOTHING! I'm going to enjoy this singleton pregnancy. No instant weight gain. No throwing up (although my nausea was a bit harsh in the beginning it has begun to taper off). No punching matches with 4 fists and 4 feet constantly waking me up. I don't have to worry about pushing out another two babies or being on bedrest or delivering too early and having to wait for my child to leave the NICU. Im no idiot, I know these issues can also arise in singleton pregnancies just like I know some twin pregnancies that went without a hitch. But, I dont have that constant worry on my mind. My chances of all those things occurring were increased with the twins.

Now I can focus on the more important things in life... what to eat for breakfast. :)


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