Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Picture this.

The hub walks in from racquetball this morning to find me sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor sipping hot ginger-lemon tea with one hand and my other in a giant box of Cheerios.  So he sits down in front of me. 

"What's wrong?" he says. 

"I feel like I'm going to vomit and I'm freaking out."


After all, we'd had less than 24 hours to process this...



Yep!  We did another frozen embryo transfer (FET) late last month and this time BOTH of our little babes stuck.  So yeah, that's two sacs you see in there.

We were prepared as we could be to find out it was two... I mean, my betas were higher than with Sam, though you can't speculate too much just on the numbers.  But can you ever really be prepared to find out you're having twins?  Ha! 

So we are thrilled, scared, freaked out, excited, nervous, and overjoyed all at once.  But this morning I was definitely freaking out.  I started rattling off my concerns and the hub listened.  But then he reminded me, "God's not freaked out.  It'll be great."

And it will be.... it's going to be NUTS!  But it's going to be great.  And I'm blessed to know many twin-momma friends, so I'm sure I'll get lots of great advice.  And I keep singing this song in my head... "I can do all things... through Christ who gives me strength... I don't have to be strong enough."  Which is fabulous considering I'm already stretched with our one little man!

As far as the babies, they both measured right on schedule yesterday at 6w2d.  Our due date is October 13, but I think twins are often taken at 37 weeks, which puts us in late September.  Gosh, who KNOWS what this is going to look like... we are just along for the wild ride.  Planning to suit up with Zofran and my Bible.  I'd love to have your prayers for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and peace along the way for me!  It's going to be an adventure!

34 comments:

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

wonderful news, amanda! so excited for y'all!!

Amy said...

Oh gosh!!! This is soooo exciting (and understandably overwhelming)!!! Major major congrats, and sending many many prayers your way!!!

Ashley Bouwer said...

Oh my goodness! SO happy for you guys! I definitely got a little teary reading your post. God is so good.

Funny Guy's Wife said...

Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations!!

mrs.mfc said...

Oh wow!!!! Congratulations to you and your family!!! So excited to follow along during this adventure!

JMMarden said...

Ohmygoodness!!! What a wonderful surprise!! I can't wait to follow along as you adjust to life with THREE kiddos :)

Melissa said...

AHHH so exciting! Congratulations! :)

Dr. Blondie said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!!

Sasha said...

Wow! Congrats! A friend of mind just had twins.... http://www.sortacrunchy.net/

Lauren & Eddie said...

OH MY WORD! Congratulations! I had a baby about a month after Sam. This is exciting!

Susan Davis said...

WOW! Congratulations! Like with any other baby, the days can be long, but the years fly by. My twins will be 5 in June! Best of luck and if you have any questions, I am happy to help!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Obviously I am elated!! Twinkies!!

TT KK

Kathleen said...

Congratulations! With IVF I basically told myself that twins were something that were always a possibility but even still I think the reality might throw me a bit! I have had the chance to meet several twin mamas since O was born and they make the reality seem much more doable. One even frequently watched her friend's three year old this fall so she had three kids! You will find your groove too!

Gabi said...

Congratulations! How exciting :) Yes, you sure can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

A Texas Gal said...

Long time follower, but not a big commenter - just wanted to say Congrats. This makes me so incredibly happy for you! :)

Susannah said...

OH EM GEEEEE! Shut up! Congratulations! How exciting! I am so happy for y'all! Eek! Twins! I cannot believe it!! I'll stop with the exclamations now. But, twins! Yay! Xoxo

Susannah said...

I hope my comment went through!

Ricci said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a blessing!!!!

Lucky in Love said...

WOW! What amazing news!!! Congratulations :)

Lady Law Dawg said...

Wow!!!! Congrats!!!!

Carole said...

WHAT?! OMG, Congrats! That's crazy. I would've been on the floor with a box of doughnuts! lol Sam is going to be an awesome big brother! :)

Gracie Beth said...

I am so happy for you! You deserve this after how hard you had to work to get Sam now you are going to have THREE babies how crazy is that?! :)

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Congrats Amanda! So exciting! I'll be praying for you!

The Pink Owl said...

So exciting!! Congrats!!

katie lake said...

O.M.Gee! Congrats darling! Cheers to a full and happy home!

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

Congrats!! I am so excited for you!!! xoxo

Kappa Prep said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting and what a blessing from above!

The Pink Putter said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you!

Love Being A Nonny said...

We are waiting on the arrival of our second set of twin grands! Nothing like em! My DIL blogs at www.moxiemadeblog.com. She has twin boys 16 months!

BroncoMom said...

God Bless all of you Betty.
Perfect news to read today.

Ellen said...

WOW! What a blessing...congratulations! I'll be in prayer for a healthy and easy pregnancy :)

Lisa said...

Wow!! Congratulations!! Best wishes for a great pregnancy!!

Jill said...

oh my word.....so behind in blog reading and look what I missed! Big congrats to you/hubs/Sam.

funfavorites said...

I love the great news! Congrats I was in shock too when I found out I was having twin girls through IUI. Now mine are 2 1/2 and I'm 3 months along with #3 and so scared. Twins are a blast and the baby phase flies by twice as fast. You'll be super busy with all those babies, but it will be wonderful. Sending prayers!