Weʼre raising £1,000 to Please help our family enjoy our twins first Christmas. SMP really doesn't go very far, especially with 2 babies and the bills are adding up
- Gravesend, UK
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My partner and I had been trying for a baby for years. We finally got pregnant after about 3 years but it turned out to be an ectopic that involved surgery to remove the pregnancy, my left fallopian tube and part of my ovary. After getting through the recovery and heartache we decided to try again, about 9 months later it happened! We were over the moon, we started to tell friends and family but then I just knew something wasn't right unfortunately I was right and we had had a miscarriage. I got so low and my partner was struggling emotionally too and we decided to give up and focus on our teenagers and ourselves, so in August 2017 we got married and went on a family holiday to celebrate, it was an amazing holiday for all. Then one month later I started to feel very sick, I'm not quite sure why but I decided to do a pregnancy test and within seconds it was positive! We really did not know how to feel! Every emotion was fighting the other so we decided to go to the hospital and find out for certain if this pregnancy was viable.
We were taken in for a scan and I couldn't look!! Then the doctor said "congratulations" and I started to cry, my partner was even worse! The doctor then asked " do twins run in your family?" Omg! I did not know what to say! We were completely flabbergasted!
After getting over the initial shock we then started to worry about the practicalities of having twins! We were currently living in a two bedroom flat! My 14 & 17 yes olds already shared a room! Where would the twins go?
So basically in the last year we have gotten married, moved house and had twins!
Unfortunately the cost of moving and setting up for the arrival of 2 babies was not cheap! My husband is a self employed builder so the time he took of to care for me in the last few weeks before the twins arrived and the short time off after they arrived have really hurt us financially and SMP really doesn't go very far especially with 2 babies.
Thank you so much for reading our story!
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