A mother was left speechless after giving birth to her first daughter - and surprise twins appeared just two minutes later because she didn't know she was pregnant with twins

A mother was left speechless after giving birth to her first daughter – and surprise twins appeared just two minutes later because she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins

A mother was left speechless after she gave birth to her first daughter – and a surprise twin followed just two minutes later.

Lyndsey Altice, 30, and husband Wesley, 33, from Wisconsin, had only just been introduced to daughter Ada Maze when medics realized she was still in labor.

A contraction later, and the couple, who already share toddler son Django, met their second daughter Billie June in July 2019.

The pair have now shared the remarkable pictures from the twins’ birth, where Lyndsey is seen sitting open-mouthed in a birthing pool as she is handed her second child.

Lyndsey measured her own weight throughout the pregnancy to make sure her baby was healthy and only had one scan – but it failed to show Billie June.

A mother (pictured) was left speechless after she gave birth to her first daughter – and a surprise twin followed just two minutes later

 

Lyndsey Altice (pictured right, during her pregnancy), 30, and husband Wesley, 33, from Wisconsin, had only just been introduced to daughter Ada Maze when medics realized she was still in labor. Pictured left: The twins shortly after their birth

Most experts suggest mothers-to-be have at least two ultrasounds, one in the first trimester and another in the last. However, some parents who prefer a ‘natural’ approach opt to have only one towards the end of their pregnancy, having checked that the fetus is growing at a healthy rate themselves.

The mother-of-three admitted that her only regret was that she didn’t have a picture of her husband’s face when he saw a second baby being born.

She recalled: ‘I was immediately suspicious when Ada came out so small, because I had put on double the weight I did with my last birth so I didn’t understand how she could be so tiny.

‘When I had my son Django a few years previous, he was 9lbs and I put on less weight with him, so it was really odd.’

Lyndsey added: ‘There are no words to describe what I was thinking when I realized I was about to have another baby right there and then.

‘The next contraction was almost instant, I knew before the nurses started saying what they thought it was. I could feel the baby coming but could not communicate it through the contraction.

‘The nurse thought it was the water sack, which she hadn’t seen happen before, so we were all a bit confused. Then I felt it happening but I couldn’t get the words out, I knew a second baby was coming and then two minutes later there she was.

‘The whole room went crazy, everyone was having conversations with each other, my husband was in shock, my sister was taking pictures and I don’t think any of us had a clue how to feel.

‘I was in pure shock too, I had a million thoughts that I couldn’t process because I was completely overwhelmed so I just submitted to the moment, I think my face says it all.

‘I must have set a world record for how many times someone can scream “oh my god” in 10 minutes. Now we have settled in we are so happy and I would not change a thing.’

Lyndsey gave birth to her twins last July and her pregnancy showed no signs that she had a second baby growing inside her at any point.

She said: ‘I found a midwife when we knew I was pregnant and through the whole pregnancy everything was just like when I had my son, I measured my fundal height which always matched what it would be for having one baby for each week I measured.

Lyndsey (pictured at home with the twins following their birth) measured her own weight throughout the pregnancy to make sure her baby was healthy and only had one scan – but it failed to show Billie June

 

A contraction later, and the couple, who already share toddler son Django, met their second daughter Billie June in July 2019. The pair have now shared the remarkable pictures from the twins’ birth (pictured)

‘I wasn’t doing ultrasound because I wasn’t a high risk so unless I needed too, if I felt something was wrong for example. When I did have an ultrasound, it still didn’t show Billie-June.’

She even got a recording of her ultrasound, and after having her babies she checked back and still couldn’t see a second baby.

Lyndsey said: ‘I think because they were just checking fluid levels and not checking for a second baby, all they saw was that Ada had moved a little.

‘I’m sure if they were looking for two babies, they would have found two. I even got a recording of the ultrasound and you just can’t see a second baby at all, so even when I look, and know she’s there, I can’t see her.

The mother-of-three admitted that her only regret was that she didn’t have a picture of her husband’s face when he saw a second baby being born (pictured all together)

Lyndsey gave birth to her twins (pictured) last July and her pregnancy showed no signs that she had a second baby growing inside her at any point

‘When I went into labor they hooked me up to the baby monitor and there was only a reading of one heartbeat.’

Now, with the twins coming up to their first birthday, Lyndsey feels ready to share what happened and explains it was one of the biggest, and best surprises she has ever had.

She said: ‘When it first happened we were just having a total “oh c***” moment, but now that we have settled and we know how to look after twins we just love it.

The mother-of-three (pictured with her twins after their birth) even got a recording of her ultrasound, and after having her babies she checked back and still couldn’t see a second baby

Now, with the twins (pictured as newborns) coming up to their first birthday, Lyndsey feels ready to share what happened and explains it was one of the biggest, and best surprises she has ever had

‘It’s a total blessing in disguise, and the kids themselves are great, my son Django adores them and they all get on so well.

‘I love looking back at the photographs because I think they show exactly how I was feeling, there’s no hiding how I felt.

‘I was a little worried about sharing the pictures because it’s such an intimate moment, but I’m thrilled we have them, I look at them all the time. I’ll show them to the kids when they’re older.’

 

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