Finding out we were expecting twins: my captured moment

Finding out we where expecting twins

I realise that this isn’t one of the best quality photographs to use for My Captured Moment this week, however it holds THE most amazing memory. That I wanted to share.

It is the moment that Hubby and IΒ found out we were expecting twins.


Around this time, 3 years ago, we embarked on our third round of IVF. To say that we had already been through a lot of heartache and trauma – is an understatement. We were tired, drained and utterly desperate for this round to work. To be ‘the one’. We longed for a baby of our own.

A few weeks after I had the two embryos put back inside me, we took the pregnancy test. And there it was. The biggest, fattest line you have ever seen.

Amazing. Overwhelming. Terrifying.

So because we had two embryos – there was always a high chance that it could be twins. We knew that. However, I just felt so happy to be pregnant that I didn’t really think too much about it. It crossed my mind, but until we had the scan I didn’t want to get too excited. Just in case.

At the 7 week scan (routine for IVF) – nerves were high…

Was I really pregnant? I had only felt a bit hot and clammy lately. No real ‘signs’ as yet.

What if there was something wrong? After having a miscarriage previously at 6 weeks I was frightened of something happening this time.

My mind was whirring.

I lay on the bed, and the nurse scanned me – and I stared at herΒ face for a sign of hope. But it was blank. Expressionless. Nothing.

I looked at Hubby. He smiled nervously at me.

Then the nurse pulled the screen around to us, pointed, and said “And there’s your twins”.

I think we both just said “OMG” all the way home…it is all we could manage. My knees were shaking and I was in shock.

But that was one of the best moments of my life. And still is.

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    • January 22, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      I know. It was quite scary but very, very exciting and look what I ended up with! Two beautiful children! Yey πŸ™‚ xx

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Very scary. Lots of emotions that day. Amazing memory though xx

  1. BakedPotato Mummy
    January 22, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Wow! Such a magic moment seeing that much wanted heartbeat at 6 weeks. Seeing twins must have been almost overwhelming. Potato was our IVF ICSI miracle too, so this really brought a tear to m eye xx

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Oh bless, that’s amazing – and so special. Thanks for the comment, Jess x

  2. January 22, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Amazing! Twins must be hard work! How was pregnancy with twins?

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:51 pm

      It was pretty stressful with some complications, but saying that I had them by c section 1 month early and both were healthy weights! Very lucky. Jess x

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Jess x

  3. Rachel
    January 22, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Oh what a surprising yet precious memory πŸ™‚ amazing x

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment x

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Hee hee – those little squiggles are my monkeys now! Amazing really! Thanks for the comment xx

  4. January 22, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    A fab story about how they gave you the news. Our nurse was also expressionless and I thought she was going to be giving bad news until she said ‘ I’m just checking for the other heart’. I burst into tears. Not what I wanted to hear with already having one and wanting one more. But I would not change a thing now! We are certainly very blessed x
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    • January 23, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Wow, amazing really. We had a pretty stressful pregnancy…but when I look at the twins at 2 years old now it’s a miracle! Thanks for the comment xx

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      I know – I am not sure I will ever forget that moment! More of a shock for you though hey??!! xx

  5. January 22, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    oh hun can I link this to mine? Would love more twin pregnancies on the blog. Strangely I nearly shared my very early scan but will do it on MySundayPhoto. As it was 2 years ago 21st Jan we found out I was preggy. I am so blessed to know you wonderful lady. You are an amazing mummy. Could cry reading that moment you found out Xxxx
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    • January 23, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Of course! I’ll message you and link yours to mine too xx

  6. January 22, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    This just made me burst into tears! I can;t even imagine how elated you must have been to find out not only that you were having TWO babies but that they were finally safe and on their way.
    I had a scan at 6 weeks with my daughter due to bleed and finding out she was still there was phenomenal… but this?
    Just amazing <3 xx
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    • January 23, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you (although, sorry about making you cry!)…! I know, amazing really – but after so much heartache it was a complete shock! Glad you had a wonderful ending to your story too xx

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:43 pm

      I know – thank you so much. Very lucky after everything we went through xx

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      Thank you. Can’t believe it all worked out OK in the end. Amazing really πŸ™‚ Jess x

    • January 23, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you – I still can’t believe it, even to this day! x

    • January 23, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Yes it took us a while to digest the news!!!!! Jess x

  7. January 23, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Aaaah β€” this made me reminisce about my boy and I finding out… it is SO special isn’t it?? We are a lucky pair of girls, that’s for sure.

    I was convinced I’d miscarried as I’d lost the only symptom I’d had (sore boobs) and had sadly been there before. When she told us that β€” not only had I not miscarried β€” but there were TWO babies, I burst into tears!!! The best feeling in the whole world!! A lottery win would not have been as good!! X

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    • January 23, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      Awwww we really are lucky girls. Look what we have!! Thanks for the lovely comments, as always. Jess x

    • January 23, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚ Jess x

  8. January 23, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Haha! I am so broody and would love twins! Meanwhile my husband isn’t broody in the slightest-love the retelling of this! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x
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    • January 23, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      I would love it if you had twins!! Do it! πŸ˜‰ Jess xx

  9. January 24, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    We had no idea & found out at our routine 12 week scan – I burst out laughh nervously & my husband sat crying overcome by it all!
    It’s an amazing thing to have a baby but two is just phenomenal xx
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    • January 24, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Oh bless! That’s amazing πŸ™‚ So blessed aren’t we? Thanks for the lovely comment, Jess x

  10. January 24, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    This is so cute! Look at that scan, aaaah. I remember both of mine so clearly too. The second time I was convinced I was having triplets, so I have to say was very relieved to see just the one babe! They are all miracles aren’t they. Such a lovely post xxx
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    • January 25, 2015 / 6:38 am

      Goodness that would have been hard work!! Thanks for the comments, xx

  11. Ally Messed Up Mum
    January 25, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I’ve never seen a scan of twins, how amazing is that?? Question for you though; if they’re from different eggs are they still classed as twins or is there a special name for it? I know so many people who have conceived twins through IVF, it makes it that tiny bit more special I bet! So chuffed you got your beautiful kids after all that xxxx

    • January 25, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Yes still twins, don’t need to be the same egg. That is then identical twins. Thanks for the comment, so lovely to have them yes! Jess x

  12. January 25, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    I’m welling up at this post! I get so emotional at baby stories but this one is so special because I know the pain you went through to get there (my best friend also went through a few rounds of IVF – and now has a beautiful baby boy). You write about the moment so beautifully, I can almost feel your nerves coming through in your writing. This really is the most special of captured moments.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment again xxxx
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    • January 25, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks Heledd that’s so kind. I am just relieved and delighted that we had a positive outcome – so blessed xxx

  13. January 25, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Only twin and multiple parents will understand the shock when you see those two little dots on the screen. I remember the moment we found out and it is certainly a memory that will be treasured. It really is a magical moment x #mycapturedmoment
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    • January 25, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much – and so glad you had a wonderful memory too! Twins are amazing πŸ™‚ x

  14. January 28, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Although I have been through the same feelings when finding out it was twins as you. Your day was all the more special after the heartache you had already been through.
    I believe ‘shit’ was the word of the day for us too, I know I was very unproductive that afternoon in work as I just kept staring at the scan photo πŸ˜€ #MyCapturedMoment xxx
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    • January 28, 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Yes I bet!! Shocking isn’t it? No matter how you get the news!! Thanks for the comment lovely, Jess x

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