My now husband and I found out 6 weeks into our first pregnancy we were getting a two-for-one. When the ultrasound tech rubbed that wand across my belly and causally said, "Oh, it looks like theres two" I cocked my head and cluelessly asked, " Two what?" as my husbands knees buckled with realization of what she was talking about.
37 weeks, a mostly normal and healthy pregnancy,and a quick labor ended with an already planned c-section turned into emergency c-section (because I went into labor) we welcomed our fraternal boys Gavin Scott and Breiden John on June 4 2008.
People often ask what is like to have twins, and since they were my first, it was all I knew. Some say they don't know how I do it and that they would not be able to handle it, but they are wrong. You handle anything when it comes to your kids. Twin boys are a handful ( but oh, how I hate when people tell me that), a lot to keep up with. But it is also a beautiful, unique relationship that I truly feel blessed to witness first hand. Instant best friends for life. Never a day they have to be alone. They learn off each other and keep me laughing all day.
Gavin had to have a minor surgery at one year- hypospadia. A common problem in boys. Has to do with the pee hole, I wont go into details. But other then that, they are healthy, almost-3 year old boys who skipped terrible twos but are going to make the threes hell for me. I love the dynamic twins brings to our family.