The first moment we got to see our kids they looked like fried eggs. If you look at “B” aka Cameron, you can see a tiny little circle, which looks like a little pea. And that’s how it began for us…two peas in a couple of pods or double fried egg sandwich.
We were overjoyed!
But having twins means you get to have a lot of ultrasounds. At one point I would go in every two weeks and get to see these boys growing.
Baby “A” we named Mason, Baby “B” we named Cameron.
Here are a few of the cool twin ultrasounds:
This ultrasound above is of the two heads, separated by the sack, which you can see as the line between the babies.
I remember during one ultrasound appointment, the technician sits down, gels me up, and starts prodding away at my belly, and she looks up and says “you know you have two in here, don’t you?” Well imagine if I didn’t know, that wasn’t a very nice way to be told! The appointment was at noon, this much I remember because I thought, perhaps she is grumpy because she will be late for her lunch!
I felt so lucky as a twin mom to get to see my babies growing so often. As most twins are considered “high-risk pregnancies” they do more frequent ultrasounds to check that there is enough fluid in the sacks and that the babies are growing at the same rates. Sometimes I think it is to help give the moms a “reality check”, because it definitely makes having twins a lot more real seeing them so often. I loved each and every ultrasound. I looked forward to the appointments, even the long waits in the waiting rooms.
And here you see the product of all those ultrasounds – the fried eggs became little gnomes: