TWINS on board

Gold Coast Mum blogger and journalist Lauren pregnant with twins. Twin ultrasound. Pregnancy announcement.

We're thrilled to announce we're expecting TWINS this November!

Yes, that's right, we will have four under the age of three-and-a-half! Hee hee!

I'm now 18 weeks, and all is going great.
It has been so exciting to tell everyone our fab news!

My bump is already the size it was when I was six months pregnant with my first two!

My all-day nausea is just starting to fade (thankfully).
From seven weeks up until now, the only thing that has helped me feel like I’m not about to throw up or pass out has been pasta, risotto, rice (with Thai curry), jacket potatoes, wedges.

Basically carbs carbs carbs. All the stuff I had been avoiding in the previous months while trying to regain my pre-second-baby figure.

I completely went off all forms of chocolate from seven weeks until 18 weeks (crazy for me as I’m usually a chocoholic).

But I did enjoy a trip to Max Brenner this week where hubby & I (along with my sis & her partner) enjoyed some chocolate treats.

I’m already absolutely loving feeling the twinsies kicking – and am still amazed that there are TWO babies in my belly!

We discovered we were pregnant at seven weeks and had a dating scan where the two sacs were immediately visible on screen!

Our 12 week scan was great – got to see both bubs moving around and then last week, at 17 weeks, we had another quick scan in the OB/GYN’s office to see our twinsies having a fab old time bouncing around and kicking back at the ultrasound probe placed on my belly.

Gold Coast Mum blogger and journalist Lauren pregnant with twins. Twin ultrasound.

Now we’re just hanging out for the next scan – the morphology scan – in two weeks.

We’re getting all the baby clothes sorted and arranged into sizes and genders, and have already got a new Strider Plus infant carrier (capsule) to match the one we already have – as they can both be used with our Strider Plus pram (not at the same time).

Now I’m busy reading up on all things TWINS, YouTubing clips on the logistics of breastfeeding two babies at once, spending as much time with Miss 3 and Mr 17 months as possible (& involving them – very cute when they kiss & blow raspberries on my belly), and trying to stay as healthy and active as possible.

Mr 17 months also recently weaned from his last feed – the feed before bed time– and all went well with that thankfully.

Since 2009, when we fell pregnant with our first, I’ve been continuously pregnant-breastfeeding (til 15 months when 3 months pregnant with no.2)-pregnant-breastfeeding (til 17months when 4 months pregnant with the twins)-pregnant.

Miss 3 and Mr 17 months were both decent-sized babies (8lb 7oz / 3.8kg and 10lb 3oz / 4.55kg) so will be interesting to see how big the twins get.

We’re just going with the flow and hoping they’ll be as happy and healthy as possible – and hopefully make it as close to full term as possible.

(The twins are in separate sacs and placentas which we’ve been advised is favourable).

It’s such an exciting time, though we know things are certainly going to be hectic once we bring our twinsies home – being a family of SIX with four kids under the age of three-and-a-half!

I look forward to sharing our journey with you.

Do you have a big family/have any tips to offer?


  1. Wow, congratulations! Twins!! That's something new and different! I wish you all the best throughout your pregnancy and beyond :)

  2. Thanks very much! Yes exciting times ahead! :-)

  3. Oh wow, I'm so happy for you and also envious, which you will laugh hysterically at when they're here! But there's nothing like a huge family, I was (and am) a member of one, and it's a feeling like no other. If I have learned one thing from the chaos it's: rehearse and plan! My dad made us rehearse getting up and ready and into the car before school on weekends, to beat the crazy morning rush! And never rely on one sibling to tell you where another sibling is - especially when travelling (I've recently blogged about this at mamagoingsolo, no surprise) :) Have an amazing time!

    1. Ooh thanks Emily, some great tips there! Hee hee! Can't wait! :-)

  4. Wow - twins!!! Lots of love in your family for sure - all the best with it and look forward to hearing more!

  5. Congratulations! So exciting - twins! I have six young kids and my blog is about parenting them - maybe you should read it! LOL!
    We didn't get any twins and I had to do six individual pregnancies to get all the babies we've had - I feel ripped off! I really wanted twins and hoped the last pregnancy (Miss Celeste - now 7 months), would be the coveted two. I would love to have had two of her! How special!
    So happy for you and I just love those little scan pics - sensational! xx

    1. Oh wow, well done! I'll def check out your blog! It's so exciting to have such a big family. Though I'm told it might not be so much fun when we have 4 moody teenagers, lol ;-)

  6. A massive congrats - what amazing times you have ahead, there are some AMAZING twin bloggers out there who have lots and lots of advice for mums of twins! 3 kids in 3.5 years is TOTALLY MY LIMIT. You will be my hero :)

    1. Ha ha thanks so much! Yes at least we'll have it all out of the way hey ;-)
      Yes am loving reading all the twin blogs and info out there - such new territory and so exciting! :-)


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Popular Posts

Gold Coast Mum on Facebook

Gold Coast Mum on PINTEREST