It’s been 3 days since we found out we were expecting twins but the day has come to look at making the first purchase for them and it’s a big one! It’s something we have been speaking about for nearly a year but with buying our new house, we never had the money. We can put it off no more, it’s time to buy a bigger car!
We have always had fairly small cars and G is a big Ford fan so there was probably only 1 car we were ever going to look at – a Ford S-max. It has 7 full size seats, including the middle one which meant we could get 3 car seats across. This was a massive plus point for us as it meant we only needed to have 1 child in the boot seats leaving us with decent luggage space. When you have a massive pushchair to squeeze in, as well as shopping or bags for a weekend away, you need all the space you can get.
The Golden Beast, which we are now the proud owner of, also has child friendly wipe clean seats which I’m sure will save us in the future! But the biggest selling point – the heated front window! Because who wants to stand it the cold and scrape ice off their window!!!
Our house consisted of myself, my lovely husband G and our 2 beautiful boys (B 3 years old and O 12 months). We had unexpectedly found ourselves pregnant with a third child just weeks after moving into our new house in December 2013. Fast forward to January 29th 2014 when we would meet our new bundle of joy for the first time.
As we headed off to the hospital I remember telling my husband not to get too excited as I didn’t think there would be anything there. I was still in my normal clothes and had in fact lost weight in recent weeks which was very unusual for my first few weeks of pregnancy.
As the sonographer started the scan I knew straight away that something was different but, the shock of her telling us she’d found 2 very healthy babies still nearly made me fall off the bed! Twins do run in both our families but never did it cross our minds that we might end up having twins! G was shocked (the polite way to put it) and kept asking if she was sure!
Our new additions at 12 weeks old
So, by August 14th 2014 we would become a house of 6 with 4 children under the age of 4! Madness, excitement and pure terror were all likely thoughts!