Expect the Unexpected…
My husband and I are such planners. We try to look into every possibility, but this time, we definitely were hit with some unexpected, yet wonderful news.
We have been trying to get pregnant for a few months now. We tracked cycles, okay… I tracked cycles, and every month we came out with less than desirable results. For the first couple months, there was false hope and no success. I actually got to the point where I dreaded the pregnancy test because it was always a letdown.
On November 4th, my husband had already left for work and I was what most women are well aware of… “late.” I knew I would have to take out the infamous stick and test again. I was already mentally prepared to read the words “NOT Pregnant.”
I did the deed and left the stick on the counter. It said I could be back in three minutes to read the results. After about 45 seconds, I couldn’t take the pressure and ran back into the bathroom to stare at the test. Yes, I was THAT girl.
My breath was taken away, I saw the word “pregnant” and the word “NOT” was nowhere to be found! My heart started racing 100 miles an hour. I had a perma-grin from ear to ear. I was pregnant!!
My husband and I were ecstatic. We both have always wanted a family and we are so incredibly blessed to finally be pregnant with our first.
On November 23, we went to the first ultrasound. We were very excited and nervous because we just wanted to make sure our “baby” was healthy. My husband said, the pregnancy would probably not hit him until he saw the ultrasound, and boy, was he right!!
At the ultrasound the doctor lubed up my belly and began looking at the screen. Instead of him telling us he saw a heartbeat, all the doctor said was, “Hmmmmm.” He went on to tell me that since it was so early in my pregnancy, that he wanted to do a transvaginal ultrasound to get a better look.
I started to internally panic. I was praying in my mind, please let my “baby” be safe and please let us see the heartbeat. My husband was standing by my side holding my hand. The doctor pointed to the screen and said, “Here is the heart beat”. My body let out a huge sigh of relief. My baby was okay. Then I heard the doctor say “and here is the other heart beat.” We were both in shock.
Two heart beats, two sacs, two babies. It really took my breath away. I had a mile long list of questions I was supposed to ask, but they all went right out the window when we heard the news. We are having twins!! My due date is July 15, but with twins we are expecting to be about 2-4 weeks early.
Although we did not plan for twins, we could not be happier. A double blessing.