When Will and I found out we were pregnant, I still had never found an OBGYN down here in South Florida. So, I made an appointment with a doctor that was in our network. He couldn’t see me until June 1, 2012, so we waited all of May to confirm our pregnancy. (even though my mom guessed it way before the appointment.) love you mom.
So, we go to our first appt. and the doctor was extremely nice. He did a full check up, which was also hysterical with Will being in the room. (another story for another day) Anyways, this doctor had a heart attack a few months before, so he stopped doing OB appointments. He referred me to another doctor (let’s call him Dr. Terrible Experience) to confirm the pregnancy. We were scheduled to see Dr. Terrible Experience, on Monday, June 11, 2012. A day after Will’s 26th birthday!
(we were 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant)
We show up for our appointment, and it’s the most disorganized office I had ever been in. It was extremely overwhelming, and we should have left right away, but I honestly just wanted to hear from a doctor that I was officially pregnant. So, we decide to stay.
After waiting two hours to see the doctor, we finally were taken to our room, and the doctor shows up. He said, “Let’s do the ultrasound to confirm you are pregnant.” Me, “Okay, Great, thanks mister!”
Not even a second after the ultrasound wand thing hit me, he said, “OH MY GOSH, YOU ARE HAVING TWINS!”
Me (literally laughing out loud), “You’re funny, that’s what you say to all first time moms.”
Dr. Terrible Experience, “No, really, look.”
He turned the screen towards me, and there they were. Two little gummy bears.
I’ve only heard doctor’s count babies with the alphabet in the movies or tv. I never thought I would hear, “Here’s baby A, and here’s Baby B”… crazy!
I start crying right away, and my whole life is flashing before my eyes. I’m thinking, how in the world is this going to work? Who does this happen to?! I look over at Will, and he’s watching the screen laughing. He was completely happy, knowing everything in the world was going to be okay. He’s my rock, and I’m so thankful for how opposite we are when it comes to a lot of things.
We immediately start calling our families and friends to tell them the news after we left the doctor’s office. We ended up finding an incredible OB that we go to now! He’s Dr. Amazing! Even though I couldn’t stand the man that told me I was having twins, he will forever be apart of my life. He’s the one that told us our lives were going to change for forever. Thanks Dr. Terrible Experience!
**Side Note: If you are pregnant, or going to be someday. Do your research and ask your friends about great OB’s. Don’t just go to the first one you see on a list. Some people are out to get your money, and you feel more like a number than an actual person carrying a person. Also, talk to your spouse about what doctor you are seeing. If they don’t feel comfortable, consider finding another doctor. If you live in South Florida, email me, and I’ll let you know who our doctor is. Will and I are so thankful for him. He prayed with us at our first appointment, and just prayed that God would be glorified through this pregnancy and through these sweet little babies. I couldn’t stop crying after that appointment. I was so thankful that God blessed us with a doctor who’s main goal was to make sure God was being glorified! Hallelujah! Jesus, we are so thankful.
That night, we went out to dinner for Will’s birthday with my brother, and friends. We got to tell everyone the news, and it was really exciting. We are thankful for friends that are our family down here in SoFlo. : ) We love you!
Needless to say, I actually took the news of having twins a lot better, than I did when I found out I was pregnant. My pre-pardum depression, was starting to fade.