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It all started back in June
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First pic of the twins.

I found out I was pregnant in May 2012.

From the beginning nothing seemed out of the ordinary compared to when I was pregnant with my son Sawyer (who at that time was 22 months old). I had really bad morning sickness with him and luckily this pregnancy was not so bad because I had to go to Las Vegas at the end of May for a work trip. I have never travelled in my life and it was the most amazing trip ever. Sure, I didn’t drink or smoke or gamble in Sin City but the wonder of everything and the high I was experiencing from being pregnant made it amazing.

At 9 weeks pregnant I had an ultrasound and I found out I was having twins. I was so thrilled at the news, at first I thought it was too good to be true. I was very worried about “vanishing twin” syndrome (which my mom had when she was pregnant with me) so I had another ultrasound booked for a couple of weeks later to make sure they were okay since once you finish the first trimester you are pretty safe.
Telling my partner was fun. He had stayed home to watch Sawyer and was not at the appointment. I debated on the way home how to break the news, but I felt I couldn’t put it into words. So I didn’t. He asked me how it went and I pulled out my sonogram picture and handed it to him and said “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Before he even looked at it I think he knew what was going on.

After that I called my mom and told her on the phone. It wasn’t so much telling her as asking for every detail about what happened with her pregnancy to try to understand if my twins were at risk or not.  Jeff called his.parents and all I remember is hearing his dad’s laughter coming out of the phone after he said it was twins.  Everyone was very happy for us and we were very excited but also nervous and scared. First about the pregnancy, then about money, and then about having three kids under three. We agreed to just sit tight until the next ultrasound when we would know for sure it was two.

At eleven week there were still two little beans in there and so I entered into the Game of Diapers.

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15 thoughts on “It all started back in June

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind replies. 🙂 I can’t wait to read more about your life. We’ve got a lot in common.

    Posted by Kayla Dickens | May 6, 2013, 6:46 am
    • You’re welcome. It seemed like you were having a tough week (we all have them). And we do have lots in common! Ironically none of my close friends even have kids so it’s always nice to meet other moms, especially ones who are similar. I think hey, if they can do it, I can do it 🙂 I also laugh at the similarities (kids in the car is a break for me too!)LOL

      Cheers, Shannon

      Sent from my mobile.

      Posted by secaulfield | May 6, 2013, 1:31 pm
  2. I have nominated you for The Beautiful Mama Blog Award! To find out more, please visit: http://atlantamomofthree.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/beautiful-mama-blog-award-part-v/
    It has been a pleasure getting to know you. ❤

    Posted by Valerie | May 18, 2013, 11:37 am
  3. Sounds like my story. In retrospect, I should have been thrilled because it’s been a wonderful ride ever since but gosh, was I petrified! I actually flung my glasses across the room, the first time I got the news.
    Now I wouldn’t change any bit of it (except probably the sheer volume of nappies used!) for the world.

    Posted by Modupe Badmus | June 26, 2013, 8:53 pm
    • Sorry to hear about your glasses! Well, there is a bit I left out that affected my reaction. But, I have always wanted twins and was actually hoping for twins so I consider myself two times as lucky.

      Posted by Shannon | June 26, 2013, 10:32 pm
  4. Hi Shannon! Thanks for ‘liking’ one of my posts! I was so excited to see that you are a mother of twins as well! What a fun little adventure we are on! Having twins is the BEST!

    Posted by Mon | July 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
  5. You most certainly sound like a lovely mama. 🙂

    Posted by maryanne28 | December 13, 2013, 3:40 pm
    • Why thank you. I did enjoy reading your article this morning so I appreciate that you stopped by. Feel free to check out my banner, Do What Works For You, or have some fun gawking at my recent postpartum belly pics. All the best!

      Posted by Shannon | December 13, 2013, 3:45 pm

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