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.


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.




    • Tammi says

      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. says

    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

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