A Year Full of Thanks

This month we celebrate Thanksgiving and as I look back at where my life was one year ago, I realize just how much I have to be thankful for now.

On November 4, 2010, we found out I was pregnant. It was going to be hard to keep this a secret for the next seven weeks.

On November 23, 2010, we headed to the doctor’s office for our first ultrasound appointment. I will never forget that day. That was the day we found out we were not just having one baby but were having twins.

We were excited, shocked, scared, and in awe. I can still hear the doctor telling us that he sees two hearts beating. I still remember my breath of air that was taken away, the tears of joy and fear forming in my eyes, the firm squeeze of my husband’s hand on mine, the big grin on the doctor’s face,  and the multitude of questions I initially had before the visit, that went unanswered.

My husband and I were in a complete state of shock and now had an even bigger secret to keep between us.  On the drive home, we really did not say much. There was so much to take in and our minds were racing faster then we could process.

Last Christmas, the news that we were not only pregnant, but having twins, spread like wildfire. 

Our lives were about to change forever and we could not be happier!

In March, we decided on names and Baby A and Baby B became Katelyn & Chelsea. This pregnancy was becoming a reality.

By the end of my pregnancy, I was huge, exhausted, in pain, and ready for these babies to arrive!

On June 24th, our little angels decided it was time to make their debut and an unplanned c-section was scheduled a few hours after my routine check-up.

As I sit here today and look at the last year, I cannot believe everything that has happened. On Thanksgving Day, my girls will be 5 months old. It is amazing how fast they are growing and how much they are learning every day.

This past year has been an incredible ride, full of emotions, and this Thanksgiving, as my husband and I sit down with our new family and stare at our beautiful girls, we realize how incredibly fortunate we are, and how much we have been blessed.

As I sit here right now and write, my girls are napping in their cribs, and tears of joy are flowing down my face. I am so overwhelmed with happiness and love my girls so much. This year, we have a lot to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Posted on November 17, 2011, in Twins. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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