Things that come in pairs….
Animals on the ark.
How bout that we are expecting twin girls!
This past fall we shared with our families that we were starting IVF since the traditional way of getting pregnant was proving ineffective. So when the pregnancy announcement was delivered at Thanksgiving everyone was excited but definitely not shocked as they were hopeful that would be the outcome.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was our second ultrasound. At 5 weeks pregnant the babies are so tiny that all the doctor was finding on the monitor was one baby. My HCG levels indicated a singleton pregnancy so we gladly told the fam we were expecting [one] baby.
The week after Thanksgiving and the big reveal, we went back to the doctor. You practically live at the doctors office while going through IVF. At this point in the process, visiting the office was as routine as driving a car so we headed back to the private room to get ready to see our baby.
I laid back on the table. Matthew sat at my left in his usual spot. The nurse behind the doctor. Pretty routine.
The doctor began. “There’s your baby and, OH! There’s baby number two!”
Matthew immediately shot up in his chair and exclaimed, “but we’re only having one!”
The doctor calmly replied back, “you’re looking at the same screen I am.”
And sure enough on the screen you could clearly see two teeny tiny babies each in their own sac.
I have said my whole life I wanted twins. Anyone who has know me for more than a few years can attest to this. I know this sounds strange but when we knew we were having one something in my gut told me their was more. Call it Mother’s intuition, ridiculous faith in the impossible or sheer craziness I just knew their was more.
God knew the desire of my heart and being the generous God he is, there really was MORE.
So we sat on this secret for another month so we could make Christmas that much more memorable.
We had so much fun getting ready for this big announcement. We searched the internet for ideas and finally landed on a gift packed full of goodies / secret hints to tip our families off that twins would be coming to a crib near them this coming July.
Each bag had the movie Twins, Doublemint gum, Twinnings Tea, and of course Twinkies.
Here’s Matt’s parents reaction.
Here’s my Mom and my Grandma in the background.
The shock value was not lost on them!