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12 July 2011

The Fishies | TWINS

We broke the news on facebook that we are expecting TWINS! I can not even begin to tell you the emotions and thoughts running through my head.

We are BEYOND THRILLED. We want a big family, and I have always said I would love multiples. We are well aware of just how hard it will be, but we will be gladly taking on the challenge.

As you know, we always nickname our babies, we had already decided on Fishy, so now they are the Fishies! Fishy A had a heartbeat of 162 and Fishy B had a heartbeat of 171.

Now, we are well aware that confirmed heartbeats  are just the first step in this LONG journey. There are quite a few more concerns with twins, not to mention the ones from our history. 

So why did I decide to share so early? Well, it's complicated. My basic opinion is to only share with people you would tell if things did not work out. And then to share publicly when you are prepared to share publicly if something happens. 

I have been very public with my losses, and through that I have been helped and have been able to help so many people. I want to continue that. So yes, it's early, we are on an uphill battle, but we are excited. 

In my mind, I would not trade a single day with Job or Monkey, even if I had known that I would lose them. I strive to value EVERY single day with my babies, to treasure and enjoy each day. Even if it's the last day. It will never be enough until I am in heaven with all my babies. But I will take every day the Lord gives me. 

So here we go... we are a bit overwhelmed and my mind is racing, but I am so very excited about what is to come...


Anne and Andy said...

I think A is a boy and B is a girl ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have never actually met you (except for the USAFA girlfriends/2%club!) but I am so excited for you and your family :) I say twin girls ;) -Cassandra

alicia said...

i'm not sure how i stumbled upon your blog. but, i 'm glad i did. i'm a mommy to twin 15 month old boys. twins are all i know. and i wouldn't want it any other way. it's hard. really hard in the beginning. but, man - they are unbelievable and SO worth it. congrats to you and your family. if you ever need/have any twin questions...i'd love to see if i could share some of my knowledge. =)

shawna [of styleberryBLOG] said...

could not be happier for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!