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 I 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 her 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.