Monday, March 01, 2010

discovery

When have you been really surprised in life?


Really truly surprised?


Go on...think about it.


How about the first time you fell in love? Or, out of love?


When you were proposed to? Or, how insanely nervous you were when you did the proposing?


Or, when you found out you were going to be parents together?


When that first little bundle came to be...how surprised were you how deeply your heart fluttered when he/she first looked at you?


And, what about the time you found out you were going to have another baby?


Or, how surprised you were that you could love that second baby as much as the first one, but in a different way as different as the siblings are themselves?


God, those were beautiful surprises! Some of them continue to surprise us every day...


Take January 26th for instance. One month and one day after Christmas. We had our first suspicion when Mrs. Blonde didn't spill just one cup of coffee in 10 minutes time. But, two. Mr. Blonde picked up a couple tests and within two seconds POSITIVE jumped off the little stick. Wow! THREE! Really? Yes. Yes! We're going to have a third beautiful baby! We were thrilled. And, scared. And, got really practical all of a sudden...housing logistics, money, crib thoughts, money, name options, money, etc. We also thought about money a bit.

TODAY (March 1): A few ticks over 30 days since we found out. Ultrasound day! By 10:30amET we got the news we so desired...a happy-perfectly-growing-170bpm-heart-of-a-peanut growing inside Mrs. Blonde's belly! Life! Baby little nubs and baby little swimming...

Then...it happened....

A moment that will work to define the rest of our lives as a family. It...our little peanut...has a neighbor. The same size. The same movements. The same size little sac home as its little friend. We have two already. And, we're getting two more. By October 2nd or sooner we're doubling down. Plenty more to come...

15 comments:

poe family said...

Jaw on the floor!!! Wow!! We are so happy...and ready to help! We love you guys...all 4!

Kristin said...

yowza! Can't think of a better family for your little ones.

Rebecca said...

Wow! Congrats (times two!)! :)

designHER Momma said...

This is the most amazing and surprising news ever! Being excited for you 4 (or shall I say 6) of you is an understatement. Can't wait to be a part of this journey with you.

Lauren said...

WOW, that is a surprise, an awesome surprise. Congratulations!!

3 Bundles for Me said...

Wow - That is a shocker! Our third was a surprise too, I can't imagine hearing there were two in there!

Congrats!

Stam House said...

twin yay twin!!!!! congrats!!!!!

Cara said...

Wow!!!! What great news! Congratulations!!!!

Marie Green said...

Found you via designHer mama... and had to say that I also had a surprising ultra sound like the one you describe. I was 23 weeks pregnant and had my first sonogram... was so excited to see my baby for the first time and find out the gender.

When the tech told us, after several minutes of seeing just one baby, that we were expecting two... it just BLEW MY MIND. Honestly, I don't think I've ever been that shocked in my life. EVER. EVER EVER EVER.

When we left there, we just sat in our car in the parking lot. Our world had been rocked- totally and completely altered- and we had no idea how to go about our business.

In fact, to tell you the truth, I had very mixed feelings about it. Everyone else in our lives were so very excited, which helped, but I was scared and not always happy about it.

(They are 7 now, and though the first 2 years were quite hard, they are each other's entertainment and best friend, so it all works out!)

(Feel free to email me w/ twin questions or support. lifeinatinytown@gmail.com)

(My girls are identical too!)

Jenni said...

welcome to the twins club! oh man! it's about to get all kinds of crazy up in your house!! sure didn't see that one coming! :) excited for you guys!

it's so good to have confidence that this has been God's plan for you guys all along and that you two are TOTALLY qualified for the challenge.

andy and I will be support in whatever way we can.

love you!

Marie Green said...

Decided to write about my story of when we found out we were having twins... check it out if you want.

Trish said...

Found you through Life in Tiny Town and I will certainly be following along your journey! CONGRATULATIONS X2!! So thrilled for your family and sending well wishes throughout your pregnancy!

Swistle said...

OH CONGRATULATIONS!! I had twins for my third pregnancy too! It was definitely one of the biggest and most wonderful surprises of my life. And in my opinion, third is the BEST time to have twins!

justicecw said...

Congratulations!

Shoeaddict said...

amazing...
congrats