When James Rees and his wife Tori found out they were having another baby, the couple, who are already parents to 3-year-old son Lenny, were over the moon.
But four weeks into Tori’s pregnancy, the doctors delivered some unexpected news – the couple would be welcoming not one, but two babies in early February next year.
“I almost fell over when they told me,” Tori, who is now 24 weeks pregnant, recalls of the surreal moment.
Her husband, Giggle and Hoot star James, aka Jimmy, agrees, telling New Idea he nearly fell off his chair when he looked at the ultrasound and saw two babies – and two boys at that!
“It still hasn’t dawned on us how crazy it’s going to be,” he says with a grin. “We just have to go with the flow.”
So just how are the couple preparing for the new additions?
“It’s kind of hard to understand the challenge of having twins until it happens,” Jimmy, 30, explains.
Meanwhile, Tori admits they have been reading as much as they can to prepare for the big arrival.
“I bought James a book on how to survive having twins,” the 28-year-old adds with a smile.
Luckily for Tori, she’s had a smooth pregnancy to date, apart from a little morning sickness in the first 14 weeks.
“It was funny as Lenny would ask me what was wrong with Mummy, and I’d tell him ‘oh she’s just feeling a bit sick’ and he’d be like, ‘just take [the babies] out now’,” Jimmy laughs.
When it comes to choosing names, Tori admits the couple have yet to agree.
“We find boys names really hard,” she says.
The same can’t be said for big brother Lenny.
“He suggests names like ‘door’ and ‘blind’,” Jimmy laughs, adding he will take time off work once the little ones arrive.
“I took two weeks off for Lenny, so I’ll take double the time,” he adds.
This first appeared on New Idea.