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What It’s Like Finding Out You’re Having Twins At 20 Weeks Pregnant

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4. Panic

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Oh my god. Oh my god, we need to buy another crib, and more clothes, and – and how many diapers should we buy? All of them?? Should we buy all of the diapers? And twins come early a lot of the time, don’t they? We should have the nursery ready to go ASAP. Is tomorrow soon enough? What if I go into labor before then?!

5. Satiation

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Suddenly, my right-on-track weight gain was nowhere near enough. When your stomach is crushed to the size of a walnut, good luck getting enough calories per day from zucchini and quinoa. I remember actually lying on the couch crying as I tried to fit in a few more bites of ice cream. Ice cream is supposed to be the solution to tears, not the cause of them.

6. Smugness

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Okay, sure, finding out about twins halfway through a pregnancy means less time to prepare, to shop, and to pre-plan matching Halloween costumes. But much more importantly, it also means half as much time to worry. And besides: who doesn’t love a two-for-one deal?

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