Yes, its true. We did! We pushed it off for the longest time possible. But we did not want to hide it from our only remaining grandparents any longer. And of course, you tell the grandparents, you tell the entire extended family. But it went much better than we expected. My grandma didn’t believe us at first. She was moved to tears when we finally convinced her that this is truly happening. She is beyond ecstatic. She is my mom’s mom and has literally ordered my mom to stay with me and help me throughout the entire pregnancy!! Shows how much she wants this. And to our surprise, everyone in the extended family was relieved and happy to hear that we were expecting. It was so wonderful to hear their responses.
But… here’s the kicker… we haven’t told anyone (in the extended family) that we are expecting twins. It is sort of a protection mechanism. People in India are still much unaware of the medical advances of the modern world when it comes to giving birth and raising healthy twins. So, the minute we tell them we are having twins, hubs and I will get bombarded with lots of advice and comments that we can do without as of this moment. It is enough that the two of us trying to cope with having a healthy pregnancy, we don’t need to hear any sad stories of how my uncle’s niece’s cousin’s daughter’s aunt’s twins were born so small that they had long-term disabilities! We figured we can probably tell them in a couple of months once we have surpassed the viability stage!
Work wise, I couldn’t hide it past 13 wks. My belly had already popped by then so I had to come out. Oh wells… one can only do so much.
The pregnancy as such has been going very good. Touch wood. I am trying to eat well. Thanks to this book that I purchased when I was 9 wks.
I was totally overwhelmed when I read this book that early, but I am glad I read it. It prepped me for the weight gain that is required of me. I would totally recommend this book to anyone expecting multiples. It is written by Dr Babara Luke — a multiples expert and contains all the tips and tricks to get healthy babies at the end of this road. My high-risk OB and my dietician swear by the principles laid out in this book. I have to admit though… I do not follow their eating plan to the T but I am aiming for the weight gain as recommended by that book — 30-35lbs gain by 28wks, 40-50lb gain total. So far I have gained about 15lbs and I will be 16wks tomorrow.
It has now been 3 wks since I last saw the boos and I am frankly surprised that I am still sane. A little more than a week left to go before I get a peek again. Can’t wait!