April Fools Joke – Blessed Backfire


April Fools Day will always bring one huge smile to my face and be a common topic of conversation in our family for many years. Even though we do not participate in the trickery anymore.

How come?

At 20 weeks pregnant {on march 29, 2008}, I posted this 1st photo of my belly bump on my personal Facebook page.

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The comments came flooding in of congrats and many ‘wows’ over how far along I already looked. Friends and family naturally questioned whether I was in fact, carrying twins. Yet, our doctor felt one baby in there and heard one heartbeat, so we were quick to dismiss the rumours.

My 1st ultrasound was scheduled for that week, and everyone knew about it. So, hubby and I thought of the perfect April Fools Joke to play on everyone. So, he posted this as his Facebook status:


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Everyone bought it and we had a great laugh all day long.

That is, until we went to the ultrasound on April 3rd 2008 and we discovered that we were, in fact, EXPECTING MULTIPLES!

Our dominant twin {Sophia} was hiding her sister all that time, and their heartbeats were in sync so only 1 was heard. I do regret not having a hidden camera in the tech room that day when we found out. I’m sure our mouths stayed open in shock for quite some time. All of a sudden it all clicked, especially not being able to fit into my usual pants at 8 weeks along.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a totally happy, brilliant and double-blessed surprise. Yet the {April Fools} joke was certainly on us.




    1. Ha, at first no, they thought we were following up on the joke! But it did make total sense after we had to do a lot of convincing. I got a lot of ‘this whole situation is unbelievable!!!” comments. ;P

  1. That is pretty funny. Thanks for sharing this memorable ‘prank’ with us. Gotta laugh even though the joke was on y’all. hehe
    The How to Guru

  2. A very good April Fool’s Day joke but the surprise 2 days later! You are blessed šŸ™‚

  3. That’s so funny! I’m glad it all worked out. To think if you would have had triplets! Twins are a lot of work; I can’t imagine adding another!

    Usually I play a joke on my students. I have a handout ready to pass out. I give them a 15 page paper to write. They are art students. They are never happy with that. Some get really mad. That is until I tell them it’s April Fools Day.

    1. That’s a good one! I didn’t even tell my oldest that it was April Fools, I knew she’d be doing things to us all day long. Yeah I ruined fun, it would have been constant! lol

  4. It’s nice that you found out now instead of at the birth. But . . . maybe there’s another one in there! Congratulations!

  5. Wow, that is way too funny! I love it. The odds of it happening make it so much for ironic. But hey, you have a fantastic story to tell your twins about them!

  6. LOL! That’s too funny. I’m glad you went to the doctors a few days later and was able to tell then, that would have been a lot to take in at the time of birth if you didn’t expect it. I’m glad it all worked out for your family!! šŸ˜€

  7. What a funny story…I can only imagine the look on your faces during your ultrasound. Thanks for for sharing!

  8. That is hilarious!! I would have fallen for that one. I have mirror image identical twin boys, they are still so much fun. I would be happy to donate a giveaway.., if you are interested. let me know. Thanks.

  9. What a nice little surprise =) This to had happened to my Friend, but at a different Time, Worked out really well with it being April Fools. An April Fool’s that will be cherished and have a very special meaning <3

  10. So funny! I’m a twin – and my folks discovered a month before we arrived that there were two of us. My dad had just finished the nursery and had to go out and buy a new set of everything!

  11. Loved reading this, I’m a twin myself and so thoroughly enjoyed reading about the surprise that you were in fact expecting twins. Having had 7 myself I was surprised on seeing the photo and reading 20 wks beneath it, then I read the story and understood. I do remember my mum telling us that she had to be in hospital for the last 2 mths with us. It was exhausting enough carrying one at a time I can’t imagine what it must have felt like carrying 2 and then the hectic afterwards. I take my hat off to all mothers of multiple births.

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