It started out pretty normally: the doctor pulled up the ultrasound image, and we saw a tiny little blob. It looked a little different than were were expecting, but we aren't doctors, so we just assumed that we were reading something wrong. We smiled, relieved and thrilled at the first glimpse of our baby.
Then, the doctor said two words that would forever change our lives: "Double Whammy."
Suffice it to say it's really hard to get a good image on an ultrasound when you're laughing hysterically!
Hubby and I had resolved to wait until 12 weeks along to tell our families that we were expecting, but give our inability to go 20 minutes without randomly screaming "TWINS!!!" we figured that wasn't going to work. So, we called both sets of grandparents-to-be that evening and shared the news. None of them were surprised that I was pregnant, but the number of babies we were expecting took everyone by surprise. Those were really fun phone calls! :-)
Now the babies are here, and every day we marvel at the enormous, unexpected difference in our lives from this time last year. I still find myself looking at these babies in surprise that there really are two of them. Most days we have a hard time believing that we're old enough to be parents, let alone the parents of TWO! But, now that they're here, I can't imagine my life without them. They're amazing, incredible, exhausting and beautiful. The past year has been a whirlwind, with so many huge changes, and I just feel so fortunate to be here with our big, beautiful family.
|L to R: Babies' first picture, 6 weeks pregnant, 36 weeks 1 day pregnant, 8 weeks old, Family portrait|