Poppy Din­sey, 30, a blog­ger, lives in Lon­don with hus­band Stephen. She is 16 weeks preg­nant.

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

‘On hol­i­day in Ma­jorca the other evening, my hus­band Stephen and I went out for a meal. When we reached a lovely tra­di­tional restau­rant, Stephen asked for a ta­ble. Smil­ing, the wait­ress pointed at my stom­ach and asked if it was a ta­ble for three we were af­ter. “No, four,” Stephen replied, tak­ing the joke one step fur­ther. Once we’d ex­plained that I am ex­pect­ing twins, the wait­ress was be­side her­self with ex­cite­ment. It was in­fec­tious – I was giddy all through our meal! Just two days ear­lier I’d an­nounced my preg­nancy on Face­book, and I wasn’t used to dis­cussing it with friends, let alone strangers. I’ve felt like I looked preg­nant for weeks, but there’s a dif­fer­ence be­tween peo­ple sus­pect­ing you’re preg­nant and a stranger be­ing con­fi­dent enough to say you are! From that mo­ment on I’ve felt val­i­dated as a mum-to-be. At the end of our meal, when the wait­ress brought Stephen a com­pli­men­tary liquor and me a shot of or­ange juice, I beamed with pride!’

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