Updated: Apr 8, 2020
March 2017 Week 4
“Would you like the first good news or the second good news?”
So, I found out I was ‘officially’ pregnant at week 4 to be exact. I took a urine sample at the hospital which confirmed it. I wasn’t 100% sure if I was pregnant at first because one test, I took at home read negative and another positive. Due to suffering severe pains in my groin I dialled 111 (an NHS non-emergency number) who advised me to go to the early pregnancy department at my local hospital. So, off I went to the hospital. I had to take a urine sample whilst there and was told I would need to have an internal scan. I continued to wait in the waiting area then decided to approach a nurse to ask her what my results were from urine sample. She confirmed I was indeed pregnant which at first shocked me then slowly started to sink in. However, I didn’t have much time to soak this information in because I had to have a scan.
My name was called by a nurse and I followed her into a room where a doctor was waiting to proceed with the scan. As the scan took place the doctor was talking to the nurse in ‘doctor language’ as I call it. She then continued with the scan and suddenly left the room with me laying on the bed legs in the air thinking “Where the hell is the doctor going?” She returned to the room with a huge smile on her face and said, “Would you like the first good news or second good news?” I replied, “what do you mean by that?” She then said, “You’re having twins” I replied, “There must be some sort of mistake.” I sat up from the hospital bed and turned the monitor to see what she was looking at. I asked the doctor to prove it to me. All I could see was two little black holes. I was in total shock, lost for words, confused all at the same time. I only went to the hospital to confirm my pregnancy. All I kept thinking was how did this happen? What am I going to do? I must tell my husband.
My life as it stands is about to change forever….
When my husband came home from work, he asked me how things went at the hospital. I said, “I’m pregnant!” He replied, “I knew that already you have been acting differently over the last couple of weeks and complained of stomach pain, you just needed confirmation.” I then went on to say there’s more and handed him a scan photo the doctor gave me. He just starred at the picture for a while, the conversation continued like this,
(Husband) “What is this?”
(Me) “A scan photo”
(Husband) “Ok, what does it show?”
(Me) “It shows an image of two black holes which represent babies”
(Husband) “Ok, but why are there two black holes for one baby?”
(Me) “There isn’t two black holes for one baby there’s two black holes for two babies. We’re having twins”
At this point I could tell my husband was in shock but with a smile on his face.
(Husband) “Oh wow! “How did this happen? We only tried once.”