10. "Twins! I've always wanted twins!"
This commonly received comment was emailed in by Kim, who said;
"It always makes my blood boil when someone says, 'Twins, I've always wanted twins!'. The commenter is usually a young girl who is most likely fantasizing about picking out matchy names and dressing them in the same adorable outfits.
I usually just smile and nod. However, if you catch me on a particularly rough day, I've been known to reply 'no you don't. It is really hard.'
It is so much easier now that my boys are ten months old. I haven't heard that comment in a while, but if I did now, I probably would reply;
'Maybe you will be as blessed as I am.'
I think Kim is quite right, I've had a fair few people say this one, and just earlier today I was chatting with another twin mum who said that her standard reply to this was "be careful what you wish for".
Funnily enough, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I did wonder at the 12 week scan if it might be twins, not in a serious way, but I suppose I was aware that it was a possibility. However, having had a single baby, when it came to my second pregnancy it didn't once occur to me that that might be the case (despite all the some what obvious signs!).