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The SRC Way
Before falling pregnant, I was fit strong and healthy. I was running, horse riding and mixing in the gym and a few pilates classes. I was never larger than a size 10, but my body was always a fit body – and I loved what I worked so hard for.
When I fell pregnant, I was instantly lethargic and exhausted, tired, sick and unable to exercise. From eight weeks I suffered with morning sickness terribly. I was able to push through up until 14 weeks where I was too exhausted to continue my training. I tried a pilates class at 18 weeks, but found I was too uncomfortable to move, and didn’t enjoy myself. After this, I was then put on bed rest from 26 weeks and gave birth at 35+5 weeks.
While pregnant, my body changed so much – I gained 30kg of fluid and baby weight which never bothered me at the time as I knew it was mostly fluid. In the first 7 days, 15kg was lost, with another 6 the week after. Since then, I haven’t been able to exercise to slim down, as I had a c-section delivery and a 6 week medical recovery.
My post-baby body was nothing like how I wanted it to be. I was tired, still healing from major abdominal surgery and my uterus still made me look like I was 30 weeks pregnant. As soon as my twins were born, I knew I had to do something about the pain and discomfort I was in. My belly was still so big, full of fluid and very wobbly. It hurt a lot to move at all, mainly from all the movement around my scar and it was at this point that I knew I wanted to do something about the recovery process and when I discovered SRC Recovery Shorts.
Most post-natal bodies take a long time to heal and don’t bounce back anywhere near as quick as what people think. In-fact, it takes on average 4-8 weeks for the uterus to shrink back to normal size, and sometimes even more for twins. Some people put on very minimal weight and recover within a few weeks. I, like so may other women, was not even close to being one of them. Sigh!
The SRC Recovery shorts were a godsend! They made my recovery from surgery such a breeze. My physio measured a 5 finger width rectus diastasis (separation of your abdominal muscles). This actually happens to almost three quarters of pregnant women, which is huge! She also measured around the widest part of my butt for the shorts to fit. They are made to be super tight. It took two people to get them on (and off!) every time I used them!
How SRC Recovery Shorts Work
The shorts work by compressing your muscles and fluid towards your core, to help with training your muscles to return back to normal. It also helps your mind to feel at ease, knowing you look skinnier with them on – not just supported for your health. I never took mine off unless I had to. I was so big in the beginning that I measured a large in size and used these for a week. Then I dropped to the medium and went to the small after about 5 weeks. It is important to note that I had three different sizes to use, as I had so much weight to lose in the first week. I wore the tights for every training session (especially rigorous exercise) and at night to bed.
I wore them day and night as such as my outfits would let me. Unfortunately my dresses were shorter than my knees and the shorts stuck out form the bottom. There is also a new version of the SRC shorts – the SRC Recovery Mini. This is in addition to the SRC Recovery Shorts and the SRC Recovery Leggings. I wish I had the shorts for my pregnancy! You can see the full range of SRC Recovery Shorts here.
Searching for a Twin / Double Pram?
There are an abundance of options when selecting double prams – and they can be rather confusing! I spent months looking for my own perfect pram for the twins. It was a long and difficult search, being that I didn’t know what I needed until I needed it. But, if like me, YOU are looking for a double pram, I have compiled a neat list of you to take a look at so you can see what you might like and dislike when choosing your double pram. Firstly, lets ask a few questions to ensure we know exactly what you are after.
- What will you be using your pram for – running around, comfort, exercise?
- How big is your car and how much available space do you have?
- Do you want a pram your baby will grow into?
- Do you need your pram for just a single addition to your tribe, as you already have a smaller member?
- Are you using a capsule system?
- Do you have a budget?
- Do you need your pram to be quick to set up?
- How much functionality do you require for the set up and use?
From my own personal use, I have discovered that using my own twin pram for everything has been wonderful for all except a tiny few things – and no double pram will cover everything in one go. If you have the budget and know what you might be using the pram for, you may need to consider two prams.
Double and twin prams are divided into two categories: Side-by-side and tandem. Here, we investigate some of my favourites of each with varying inclusions and budgets to satisfy everyone.
SIDE BY SIDE
The side-by-side pram is one that offers the user many options – forward or rear facing, no bias or favoured child and the ability to be flexible with options provided. But like anything, there are negatives. Can the side-by-side pram fit through this door? Can I access my children at the same time? How big will the basket space become? Will my kids be able to interact with each other? Don’t forget, there will be no hair pulling with the side-by-side pram, unlike the potential with the tandem. Ensure you always take your pram for a test drive to ensure it fits for you and your little ones.
Bugaboo Donkey2 – $2599.00
The Bugaboo Donkey 2 is my absolute choice! It is stylish, functional and has all the accessories to boot. If you are after a pram that glides and almost requires no pushing, this is it. It has capsule functionality and it will grow with you and your little people too. It ranges from newborns until they outgrow it, meaning you won’t require another pram unless you require another function (such as jogging, however, I do run with mine on hard surfaces with no problems). The covers and frames are totally customisable and the new Donkey2 pram comes with rubber wheels, so no need to pump them up. The only downsides are small door frames and it is on the heavier side, but she still packs a solid ride!
Colour: Multi Brand: Bugaboo Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: Yes. Includes and converts Direction of Travel: Both Wheel Type: Foam Filled Seat Type: Side by side Number of Wheels: Four
You can see more of the Bugaboo Donkey Twin here.
Bumbleride Indie Twin – $1059.95
The Bumbleride is perfect for those wanting a little more adventure. This all-train stroller is perfect for all those times you are out and about and head a little off track. Into the outdoors and using a lot of walking time with your pram? Then this one is for you! It has up to 41kg capability, as well as a light aluminium frame and air pump tyres for all those bumps. The simplicity of being a one click fold up and down, makes this pram an absolute dream for those who want to get up and go. An affordable price point for those wanting to pack their days with action, however, the functionality is limited with only front facing seats. It comes with a handy larger side pocket too. Perfect for those extra items when you are out and about!
Colour: Grey Brand: Bumbleride Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: Optional Direction of Travel: Front only Wheel Type: Rubber Seat Type: Side by side Number of Wheels: Four
You can see more of the Bumbleride Indie Twin here.
Valco Baby Snap Ultra Duo Tailor Made – $899.95
The Valco Baby Snap is great for mums on the go who like to ensure they have everything at the ready. This pram has it made for ultra kiddie comfort too – with each seat having the ability to receive exclusively from the other. It makes it perfect if one is sleepy and the other awake. It is fully functional with capsules and carriers, and is super light weight at a slim 9.8kg. There is a huge carry case at the bottom of the pram and both seats are able to be put forward and backward – depending on what mum (or dad) and baby prefer. The footrest is also adjustable too – making this pram uber convenient and hassle free. Plus, it comes at a handy price sub $1k. Super!
Colour: Grey Marle Brand: Valco Baby Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: No Direction of Travel: Both Wheel Type: Plastic Seat Type: Side by side Number of Wheels: Six
You can see more of the Valco Baby Snap Ultra Duo Tailor Made here.
Babylove Odyssey Twin Stroller – $239.95
This is a quick and efficient stroller for the mini people in your life. It is super lightweight, and folds up into an easily portable and compact stroller. Its perfect for those with minimal space wanting a cost effective and practical solution. It can house newborns and toddlers up to 17kg in either seat. It easily fits through a normal doorway – a huge plus for those who enjoy a hassle-free journey! The few downsides include the inability to use capsules and change the seat set up, but the price tag is an absolute steal, so its no surprise.
Colour: Beige Brand: Babylove Age Range: Birth to 17kg Infant Carrier Capability: No Bassinet Option: No Direction of Travel: Front Only Wheel Type: Plastic Seat Type: Side by side Number of Wheels: Twelve
You can see more of the Babylon Odyssey Twin Stroller here.
Some of the positives of Tandems prams or strollers are obvious – they can easily fit through doorways, they are friendly for all ages and have the ability to act much like a traditional single pram. However, there are negatives with every twin pram. There will always be a favoured baby, and you won’t always be able see both kids at the same time. And how many times have you stopped your twins from fighting or pulling the other’s hair whilst pramming? Uh Oh! Ensure you take your tandem pram for a test drive, as the length might become an issue whilst getting around, but otherwise I really like these tandem selections. Enjoy.
iCandy Orange Twin Stroller – $2639.75
The favourite of all tandem prams! The ICandy was a solid second choice for me, being its stylish in nature and very easy to move around. It comes in many colours and styles of fabrics (all customisable) and I like the ability to move and remove basinets / capsules / seats. A big basket for storage and a smaller wheel base makes turning a breeze. Plus, the skater-kids out there have been well accommodated with a 20kg skate board attachment available to the rear of the pram. It is perfect for growing families. This pram has over 30 unique configurations making it the most versatile on the double pram market.
Colour: Black Brand: iCandy Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: Yes. Includes and converts Direction of Travel: Both Wheel Type: Foam Filled Seat Type: Front and back, top to bottom Number of Wheels: Four
You can see more of the iCandy Orange Twin stroller here.
This pram is the ultimate for those looking for a cost-effective and fashionable solution for twins or double the fun with young little ones. With capsule capability, the sky is the limit! A shorter wheel base means for a tidy turning circle and the seats are basinet convertible too – so you will only need to purchase the full pram as a set to have a fully functioning pram. Plus, the pram comes with seat liners, insect nets, bumper and handle bars and adjustable hoods for extra sun protection. What more could you want?
Colour: Black Brand: Doppio by GoodBaby Age Range: Birth and Toddler Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: Yes. Includes and converts Direction of Travel: Both Wheel Type: Foam Filled Seat Type: Top and bottom Number of Wheels: Four
You can see more of the Babyhood Doppio Duo Pram here.
Steelcraft Strider Compact Deluxe Edition With Second Seat- $979.69
The Steelcraft Strider Compact has released a stylish deluxe edition, complete with leather-look handles and a luxurious linen look fabric. It is easy to fold, comfortable for all the family to ride and to push and includes a 99% UV protection mesh sunshade (which would come in handy in Australia, let me tell you!). If you are after sophistication, style and a knockout price, this one is right where you need to be. The three-position recline is perfect for baby when they want to lie down, sit and toddlers to use. And just to top it off, they have included a padded head pillow for bubs convenience. So clever.
Colour: Multi Brand: Steelcraft Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: Yes Bassinet Option: Optional Direction of Travel: Both Wheel Type: Foam Filled Seat Type: Top an bottom Number of Wheels: Four
You can see more of the Steelcraft Strider Compact Deluxe Edition (with second seat) here.
VeeBee Double Take Tandem – $329.95
This handy pram is loaded with features. The stadium style seating allows both babies to be seated outwards, as well as providing the front occupant with a footrest and drink tray. There is a peek-a-boo window in the rear of the pram, to enable the pusher to sneak a peek at bubs on the run. With a deep basket below, there is plenty of room for travel accessories and shopping. The rear seat also fully reclines, ideal for babies. The frame is a nice and lite aluminium frame and fits seamlessly into the boot of your car, and to top it off, the price is a steal. A perfect purchase!
Colour: Grey Brand: Silverado Age Range: Birth and beyond Infant Carrier Capability: No Bassinet Option: No Direction of Travel: Front Only Wheel Type: Plastic Seat Type: Tandem Number of Wheels: Six
You can see more of the VeeBee Double Take Tandem here.
So there you have my selection of double and twin prams. What do you like about your double pram? Did you find it hard to select your pram? Let me know in the comments below.
You can also see a wide range of double strollers and prams on Baby and Toddler Town’s website.
NURSERY EDIT : TWIN NURSERY
Recently I posted on my social media about what essentials you had in our nursery. It was quite an extensive and insightful list to include for bub’s big arrival! So I thought it would only be kind enough to share with everyone how we decorated our nursery and with what items were of most important for our family.
So lets start from big to small:
Cot or Crib
We decided to go with he Boori Eton Convertible Plus Cot in White. It’s very practical in the fact that it is so convertible down the line! We can literally have these cots for years as they transform from a single cot, to a toddler bed and right up to a double bed for when the kiddies reach appropriate age. Since we bought the cots when we were unsure of the twins gender, we figured white would be the best choice for the life of the beds (It also comes in a mocha colour). You can see its conversion below, which I was truly impressed about. We figured also, that if they wanted to continue to sleep together in the same bed when they were younger, we could also use the bed as a couch and continue to have them co-sleep.
You can find the cot and bed combo here.
Oh this is a very important one! I wanted something that was very easy to clean, supportive for bubs and was of quality (after all, they will be sleeping the majority of their younger years!). The Boori Airflow Reversa Mesh Mattress was an absolute must for numerous reasons, but the main being (and Fabian was quite excited about this one!); if there were any accidents, it had the ability to be taken outside and literally be hosed down..! Yep, thats right – SO easy! The beauty being that it was so light and made of low allergenic materials and could easily breathe and create air flow whilst bubs is sleeping. It is made of a mesh – so no springs or porous materials which means no nasties for the life of the mattress, and no bacteria either. How could we resist?
You can find the mattress here.
Dressing Table / Change Table
The nursery wouldn’t be complete without the matching Dressing Table / Change Table, so we went with the Boori Universal Six Drawer Dresser. The beauty of this one is it actually has a change table attachment on the top of the dresser, which can be removed when its no longer required. It comes completely made, so theres no flat-pack assembly required AND it has soft close drawers (essential to ensure it doesn’t wake bubs up when mum has no sleep and she’s on the war path..!). It comes with a 5 year warranty and also the mocha colour, which you can find here.
Nightlight / Diffuser
I was trying my hardest to be compact and smart with how we had set up our room. If there was a way I could kill two birds with one stone, I was going to find it! Solution? The Oricom Aroma Diffuser Night Light. For our baby shower, we were given essential oils galore and I was really keen to try and use them as much as possible. Simple things like associating a smell, a feeling or a song with sleep time really appealed to me. The Oricom Aroma Diffuser was a no brainer – being it was also a nightlight, as well as having so many features. 400mL water capacity meant that it would almost never run out (and has an auto-off feature when the water is too low). The mist is adjustable and cool, the light can work exclusively without or alongside one another. Easy!
You can find the nightlight / diffuser here.
Without a doubt, safety was paramount for our twines, so we couldn’t go past the Oricom Babysense2 + SC850 Monitor. Let’s get serious – it has all the gadgets, the safety and the ratings. We can watch babies from any room in the house and talk back to them if we need to. It plays lullabies and has an inferred camera for night vision too. Temperature display, a night light and you can add more cameras to the system if you’d like. The BEST part about this pack? The Babysense infant breathing movement monitor – a plate that your baby lies on and records their breathing. If there are fewer than 10 breaths in a minute or if baby stops breathing for more than 20 seconds, the alarm sounds to alert the parents. You can literally rest assured that bubs are fine and enjoying a peaceful snooze.
You can find the Babysense Monitor Pack here.
We were given swaddles at the baby shower from Love To Dream – I have heard nothing but the BEST things about them! We have quite the collection going already. I love that they’re grey and we don’t have to worry too much about what is blue or pink for the moment. They come in lots of sizes and are great for the little ninja babies who wrestle out of their wraps. Its also the only swaddle available that allows bubs to sleep with their arms up, hence the SwaddleUP name. They also have a twin zipper so you can change nappies without going over babies head (handy!). The materials are nice and soft, so no scratching of the face either.
You can get your Love To Dream swaddles here.
Rocker / Bouncer
I can be fairly certain being a mother of twins will be both challenging and time consuming. I have been told many times that simple things like taking a shower or using the bathroom are almost luxuries. With that being said, I was after a bouncer that could do it all, and the 4Moms Mamaroo would be the absolute dream to have (and give me a break!). According to reviews, it is the wonder of all baby sitters. Yes please! It has five different motions of rocking bub to sleep:
- Bluetooth connectivity with a speaker built in to soothe bubs
- A fully adjustable recline
- Overhead mobile that is removable and has alternate options
I didn’t want to take any chances with my daily shower routine, so this was an absolute must for me!
You can find the 4Moms Mamaroo here.
I knew I was never going to have enough time to be able to have disposable nappies, however they still come in great use for so many other things! Baby spit-up, spills and mistakes can all be cleaned up with a few of these Big Softies Safe & Soft Cloth Nappies. They are true to their word and are really soft and gentle on the skin, and super absorbent. I’ve stored some in the car, the nursery, the baby bag and the nursery all ready to go. These cloth nappies are great for the bigger spills and can also be used as a blanket (or nappy!) when ever required too. So versatile!
You can find Big Softies Safe & Soft Cloth Nappies (12 Pack) here.
What did you have on your nursery essentials list that I don’t already have? There are so many great products on the market – feel free to share your thoughts on the comments below.
We purchased all of our items from Baby and Toddler Town in Robina, and saved with their ‘Spend and Save’ deals. Their service was absolutely exceptional and helped this completely clueless to-be mum to be somewhat of an expert. They were so professional, honest and helpful, I cannot recommend highly enough! Plus, their deals are better than any I could find. It wasn’t a hard choice for me, and a complete one-stop shop. Head online or in store to Robina, QLD or Marsden Park, NSW and see for yourself!
Becky and Fabian on the cover of Gold Coast Eye Magazine – Babies on Board!
Fabian and I have been so lucky in so many ways with our entire pregnancy journey. This week was no exception! Over the weekend, found out we were having a pigeon pair of twins being a boy AND a girl. We could not be more thrilled for our new babies!
The Gold Coast Eye Magazine asked us to be a part of their Fathers Day article. It won’t be long until Fabian is a Dad himself. We had our baby shower / gender reveal party the day before the shoot, so there were lots of adorable presents in the background of our shots. Of course, we even had the puppers in the magazine too. Both Fabian and I love the photos and are very grateful for the feature. We hope you like them too.
You can see the full article here or for those on the GC, can head to their local news agency handpick up a copy.
Foremost, I wanted to write this blog quite a few weeks ago when Fabian and I announced that I was pregnanwith twins at (that stage) I was 16 weeks. Since then, we have had literally thousands of messages, texts, tweets, comments, likes, tags and calls congratulating, warning and making fun of us (being very busy with twins – all in good jest). It truly was overwhelming! Maybe this was just the start of the preparation of Pregnancy…
I WISH I had this blog to reference all the questions, and to answer some of the bigger ones, simply because of the volume of them that all came at once. Although I have never been pregnant before, what I am told is there is a vast difference with single and twin pregnancies, and there are a lot ore questions asked. I decided to answer a few of these here, with more to come.
: Pregnancy Questions 101 :
Welcome to the land of everyone’s business! Ha, truly, your life is now an open book, so you might want to learn to go with is as much as you can.
I choose to wholeheartedly believe that people have good intentions, but I guess thats the naive part of me that likes to think that life is all sunshine and rainbows, but its also how I am. Truthfully, I believe that the questions people ask are genuinely because they care. I don’t believe everyone has good intentions when asking you about YOUR pregnancy and YOUR body, but it feels as though often the questions are common and are seen socially acceptable to ask.. well, some of them!
Secondly, remember you don’t actually have to tell anyone anything you don’t want to, but although I wouldn’t recommend lying, it would be a good idea to be on the same page as your partner as the story and to what detail you both might want to reveal. It is all SO personal – its your body!
I wanted to share the majority of questions and provide as many answers as I can here, not only to help my sanity (I have had this conversation at least 100 or so times already) as well as potentially help others whom might be going through the same thing. I’ll start with the most popular:
Was It Planned?
If you ask your parents if you were planned or not, they might say yes or you might have been a surprise. However, the detail in which ‘planning’ a pregnancy goes to, greatly differs between now and 30 or so years ago. Back in your folks day, ‘planning’ is often perceived as not using any forms of contraception and simply going for it, so to speak. This was the traditional ‘planned’ baby-making regime.
These days, society has a different perspective is a little more detailed and complex.
Ovulation. We know a lot more about ovulation these days then ever before. We understand that in a general 28-day cycle, ovulation usually happens on about day 15. This is when you have the highest OCG levels and are most fertile to fall pregnant. You can time your baby-making skills accordingly, and this becomes ‘planned’ more than without doing so.
IVF. IVF is another form of ‘planned’ pregnancy in 2017 – generally, hormones are taken into the female and sperm is implanted into the egg and voila. Baby maker! Not entirely accurate, as lots of couples have troubles getting pregnant with either of these methods, however, its another way to somewhat plan a pregnancy.
Hormonal Help. There are a few handy little pills on the market available for those who by textbook standards ‘shouldn’t’ have problems falling naturally, but can be helped by taking hormonal pills. Basically, they increase the fertility of the female to produce more eggs, thus doubling chances of having one or even two babies at once. This isn’t taken by people who don’t want to fall pregnant, hence falling into the ‘planned’ category.
Pregnancy can be calculated and quickly become very unromantic, and often there is a lot of pressure placed upon couples trying to conceive.
For Fabian and I, our plan was for me to fall pregnant before I was 30 years of age (I am 28 years old) – we were happy to fall any time after my 27th Birthday (August, 2015). As I had Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovaries, it was basically a relaxed three-year plan to see if I could fall naturally, and work with what we could while we were ‘young.’ I was previously on the pill (Levlin ED) for 10 years, so was happy with the time frame it took to fall after being on it for so long, but was also told when I was diagnosed at 19 years old, that I might not ever be able to have children at all. It was a little mental game, but I wanted to be realistic with myself and my abilities, which I thought was reasonable.
I had been tracking my periods (which is extremely handy when you like to be prepared after not taking a pill every day for 10 years) on an app called ‘Ovia Fertility’ – you can track your periods, ovulation cycles, when you had sex and everything else from feelings to your how your cervix felt today.. Yes, it can be very detailed and full on, but I wanted to be fairly relaxed and casual, and not put too much pressure on it, so I never really tracked more than the basics. We had never planned sex during an ovulation cycle, but I had always checked after and logged it. Turns out, we had had intercourse four times in the year and a half prior once or twice during the 24-48 hour ovulation period and not fallen pregnant before!
SO, was our pregnancy planned? Yes, but in an old-school kind of way. Was it natural? Yes. Was it calculated and a chore? No.
How Did You Find Out You Were Pregnant And How Did You Tell Fabian?
Ironically, we were in Melbourne for the Grand Prix, and on the Saturday morning I went for a walk with my girlfriend Cara and her six month old Frankie. Long story short, we got chatting and I asked how she found out and she was late on her period. It got me thinking about mine and when it was due – turns out I was 10 days late.. whoops! I totally forgot!
The next morning, I went to breakfast solo, ate, headed to the chemist and picked up some little white sticks. I followed the instructions, set my phone timer for three minutes and voila. There were two little blue lines.. Casual Sunday! I had spoken to Fabian the night before, and (of course) had googled a few symptoms – sore boobs, tiredness, no period, bloating) and he didn’t seem really to notice much (lol). As he was racing, I didn’t want to distract him (he had to win the points for that day and he didn’t need any more pressure than bringing home the first Australian DJR Team Penske win..) so I called my girlfriend Steph.
Cue ALL the emotions – poor Steph! She was so excited, it was so nice! And my girlfriend Sam was due to pick me up in half an hour, so I told her when she came to my hotel why I wasn’t ready (it was a good excuse!) and she came in and we hugged and cried and laughed and danced!! It was incredibly overwhelming and emotional as you could expect! We then headed to the track, and like all good fairytales, Fabian won the weekend and was on the top step of the podium. As he returned to pitlane for our team photo, I gave him a big hug and kiss as I whispered in his ear, and I think he was in a little shock.
How Did You Find Out It Was Twins?
This was a fun day! Fabian and I were 5w4d when we found out we were pregnant, assuming it was a single pregnancy (the thought of twins hadn’t even crossed our mind). We found out at the ultrasound at 7w. During the scan, I noticed there were two little black cells in the images, and innocently asked the sonographer, ‘is there two?’ to which she casually replied, ‘yeah, do twins run in your family?’
How do you come back from that?? I swore, cried and laughed all at the same time, and it wasn’t until about a minute later that I had realised Fabian hadn’t said anything. I asked him if he had heard what she had said, to which I received a shy and squeaky ‘yes!’ from the corner. You could have knocked us both over with the wind of a feather. Lucky I was laying down and Fabian sitting!!
Do You Know The Sex?
No. We aren’t planning to find out until our baby shower / gender reveal, in late August. Although, my OB knows, but wont tell! Funnily enough, when we have an ultrasound, the sonographer will refer to each baby as ‘It’ and ‘Baby” and has apologised for it! She says, often people try to catch her out with finding out sexes, but she is very witty and won’t be tricked!
How Did You Confirm You Were Pregnant?
Firstly, you can perform the old ‘pee-on-the-stick’ format, which is usually 99.9% accurate (I have heard many women use a whole box for accuracy!). Once you are convinced, you should book into your doctor for a blood test and if the results come back positive, you can then book in for an ultrasound. This will be the first physical evidence you can see of your baby (babies!) and thats how you are finally confirmed as pregnant. All of this was how we confirmed my pregnancy. All fairly routine, I believe.
Were You Trying / Was It A Surprise?
This is one of those ‘probably none of your business’ questions, for various reasons, as I feel its a little private. On the other hand though, I appreciate where it is coming from (with genuine care, of course). I am really happy to answer it, as a yes/no answer, but as above, a little more of an old school type of way.
Did You Fall Pregnant Via IVF?
No, all natural.
This is again one of those award questions, and to be honest, I didn’t even think as to why people would ask it until a few weeks after I told a girlfriend of mine. She responded, ‘but you don’t know why they are asking – maybe they are trying to get pregnant too?’
I guess with twins, people assume that its via IVF. Its a lot more common these days! Factually, one in every 64 births are multiples (twins or more) so its a little more common than you think. With the increase of IVF, I can only assume that this will also become more common in the future.
If you are about to tell your friends and family that you are pregnant, just be prepared for the many, many questions that come with it. It truly is an incredible thing to be pregnant, and even more of a blessing to be carrying twins. I hope this helps in your journey too!
What questions did you get asked in your pregnancy? Let me know in the comments below!