So now that you've gotten up off the floor, you need to know that this is completely 100% true!
Y-eeeeeah. I'm not even kidding!
I'M PREGNANT AGAIN! (not much of a shocker there)....
WE'RE HAVING TWINS! (h-o-l-y c-o-w)!
Here's the proof:
(In case you can't read it, it says TWINS in the middle!)
We've known that I am expecting since July 31st (it was my birthday present to Simon)! And we decided to keep it quiet until later. Being pregnant the 2nd time is SO different--- it's hardly ever on your mind and we would even forget to pray for little baby Henry at night. (how awful!). I finally made a doctor's appointment and went to have it confirmed that I was 8 weeks preggo. Yippy! :) Baby is due at the end of March, which was a little earlier than I had wanted, but all the same.
I went 4 weeks later for an early ultrasound to double check the due date and see the baby etc. As soon as the doc put the scope on my belly, I saw the perfect little baby!--- little arms and legs and that great big head. So wonderful! But the doc got a puzzled look on his face and said "hmm"... and then "there's one"...he moved the scope... "and there's the other one!"
He continued... back and forth, back and forth--- there's one, and there's two. He must have known he had to do that because we probably looked like we'd seen a ghost! Simon said he must be kidding--- but, no. Apparently this doctor doesn't joke about things like this (what a great physician). :) Even more odd, the doctor went on to say ... "and your new due date is April 1st".... are you joking me?! haha. But based on Christian being born a week early, they are estimating that twins may be born 3 weeks early... putting us at early-mid March.
I started bawling! Simon, who unfortunately was trying to control Christian at the time, was in shock and didn't know what to do. How is this even possible!??... we were both asking the question. Apparently, twins don't have to run in the family for you to have them... it can be completely random.
If you're not interested in the "body" details, you can skip this paragraph. I guess it can go down 2 ways. #1-- there is one egg that is fertilized and then splits, making identical twins. #2- there are two eggs that are fertilized and each is separate from the other, but still twins (fraternal). Unless they are different genders, there is no 100% way to find out until they are born.
So we weren't planning on finding out the gender of any of our children--- but this minor detail of having two babies at once sorta changes things. We are pretty sure we will try to find out the genders so that we can be more prepared for this radical life-shift from one child to THREE.
It's just that when we think about our lives and our family and the future, we never even considered the possibility of TWINS being apart of that. When I say it like that, it seems like I'm making having twins out to be such a big deal, really it's only one more child-------but it IS a big deal!
What will definitely be huge is my stomach! I don't even know what this is going to look like. :)
I am trying to enjoy my final days of trimness and being able to bend over. haha.
Now that I know there are two precious lives inside me, it's like being pregnant for the first time again! I've never done this exact thing before--- it's a new experience and I LOVE it! And just so you know, this was entirely natural and must be God-ordained. We know that this has to be a God-thing, so we're trusting Him that he has a plan for us and our growing family.
As far as "normal" pregnancy stuff, I've felt really good, just more tired than normal. I am 11.5 weeks along, so almost done with the first trimester. I thank God for the blessings of health--- we don't realize how much of a difference health makes in our lives, good or bad.
We are especially thanking the Lord for his double blessing of two little kiddos soon to be added to our family. Aren't you totally excited about this?!?!? We are so psyched! We told Simon's parents a over a week ago when they were visiting, and we just told my parents last night when they got to our house! So now the good news is out: tell the world!