There are many exhilarating and terrifying things about having twins, and at the top of the list is the moment when you find out you're having them. I've been enjoying reading and hearing about this moment from parents of twins and wanted to share our moment too. It was October 1st, 2009 and I was 8 weeks pregnant when I had my first doctor's appointment. Michael came with me, because he didn't want to miss seeing the heartbeat. I was feeling pregnant-sick, just got over a cold/stomach flu, and I was very excited to see my favorite doctor again. The appointment was at 8:30 in the morning, the first one of the day, so we had to wait a while until the ultrasound machine got turned on. In the meantime, Dr. Horton told us how he takes violin lessons from a Romanian woman. The machine finally got turned on, and he started looking. And looking. It seemed like forever, so I thought something was wrong with the heartbeat. After what seemed like an eternity he asked: "So you said you got pregnant without any fertility treatments?" I answered no and immediately thought something was really wrong. Why would he ask that? In a few seconds I figured it out.. just as he said "Well, congratulations, you're having twins!"
"No way! No way!"
well, here they are now, almost two months old, Franny and Helena: