They Should’ve Warned Me

Born to be a Bride

When I was pregnant, everyone was all about “warning” me about what was coming next. I walked around much of those ten (let’s face it, pregnancy is ten, not nine, months) absolutely terrified. The warnings flew at me from every angle — in the checkout line at Target, on the street, slipping my shoes on and walking out of the yoga studio. Warnings, warnings everywhere about what was to come — from the excruciating, mind-numbing pain of childbirth to the shell of my former self I was about to become once I had her. There were times I felt like a prisoner on death row, trying to force myself to enjoy some tiny luxury despite my size and discomfort, because if you asked around, apparently my petty joys would be ending pretty soon!

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“Enjoy your husband now — you’ll be so consumed by the baby you won’t spend any time alone together…

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Woman gives birth to rare twins without knowing she’s pregnant

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ANKENY, IA (WHO) — An Ankeny woman went into a walk-in clinic with stomach pains and received news she never expected, she was pregnant with a rare set of twins and didn’t even know it. Shelby Magnani and James Croskey are embracing their news roles as parents. It’s a role they didn’t plan for and had no idea was coming.

“I had really sharp pain in my left side and went into the doctor, and they said we think you might be pregnant. They told me I was six months and told me to get down to the ER. They did an ultrasound and told me it was twins,” says Shelby Magnani.

Her finance James Croskey was shocked to hear the news. “It`s pretty nuts, still sinking in.”

Also sinking in, the twins already beat some very long odds. “About one to two percent of all pregnancies are…

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