If you are friends with me on facebook you already know the recent news but for those of you who I haven't connected with yet on FB I am excited to share our most recent life changing news with all of you.
The Monday before Christmas was my standard 20 week ultrasound appointment and OB checkup. Within an instant of the ultrasound beginning our entire world was turned upside down and doubly blessed. I am overwhelmingly excited to announce that we are expecting twin girls, most likely identical.
I had my suspicions with this pregnancy but never in my wildest dreams did I think my suspicions were correct. I chalked up my extreme nausea to being older (it has been 4 years since my last pregnancy so a lot can change hormonally), my overwhelming exhaustion was also due to being older, and my bigger then normal belly was because this is pregnancy #3. See I had reasonable excuses for everything different I was experiencing. When my nausea started to diminish around week 14 I really knew it couldn't be twins, wouldn't I be sicker longer than with my singletons if I really was carrying twins? Apparently not. I started feeling undeniable movements at week 13 and had inklings of movement a few weeks before then. I felt my singletons move for the first time closer to week 16 or so. Lastly, at about week 15 or so I could feel two definite "hard" areas in my belly. One low like I would expect and another on my right side. Yet again, I had a reason. I was just having a bigger than normal baby. My husband is over a foot taller than I am so this was a plausible explanation.
My husband and I joked back and forth a few times in the weeks leading up to my 20 week appointment about twins. Never in our wildest dreams did we think it would be true. I have to admit though, in all honesty, being a mother of twins is something I have day dreamed about since I was a young teenager. Not really sure why that is, it is just something I thought would be interesting, different, and definitely a fun life experience. My husband has always known I've dreamed about twins but like me never really thought it would ever be reality.
God clearly has an interesting plan for our lives! I am excited to unravel the chapters of our life that lay ahead.
In a post later this week I will tell the story of how this pregnancy might never have been. His hand is clearly elbow deep in our lives, not merely laying upon it!