Expecting

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While we technically found out in March that I was positively pregnant, it wasn’t confirmed at the doctor until April and this specific calendar page felt fortuitous in the most glorious way. Yes, I’m pregnant!

And after finding out (the day before we left for Copenhagen, actually) we had several weeks to imagine our life with a new little one, an approved tiny life, who would join us late in the fall. We were blissed out and nervous and eagerly anticipating our first ultrasound.

The day of that first ultrasound will forever be one of the wildest of my life. We arrived at the doctor’s office early in the morning and got right to business. As my doctor scanned my belly looking for a sign of life his brow furrowed and my heart went into overdrive. Adam squeezed my hand tighter as the doctor looked at the screen, looked at me, back at the screen, and back at me. He held up two fingers.

“What does that mean?!” I stammered. “Twins,” he calmly responded with a sly smile.

Twins. I burst into tears and Adam burst into laughter. TWINS!

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I joked that finding out we are having twins was the biggest shock of my life, but it’s really true. It took me a few weeks to wrap my head around the idea of two instead of one, and to be honest, some days I still can’t believe I’m even pregnant, but now Adam and I can’t imagine anything else and we are over the moon, thrilled beyond belief. Two little ones! Here with us!

I had a really rough first trimester, which is why this blog was so quiet beginning in April: intense nausea that lasted all day, fatigue that would wipe me out, and a general feeling of ickiness. Looking at my computer would actually make me motion sick so I spent a lot of time laying in bed, dozing on and off. I did have a huge deadline right in the middle of all this and couldn’t talk about being pregnant with my editors. I would write 100 words and take a nap and then do it again until all the pieces were finished. It was exhausting! I don’t think I’ve ever been so grateful to hand in assignments. It was a tough time, but I’m glad to be out of that phase and into the more pleasant second trimester. I’m just over halfway through the pregnancy and starting to enjoy that “glow” I’ve heard so much about : )

I’m so glad we’ve had so many family and friends here this summer to celebrate with us. It’s hard to be away from them during this extra special time, but we are welcoming more visitors (next week, even!) over the coming months and I’m glad for their support and love.

I’ve got a lot of pictures to share of our week in Provence with my family that I’ll put in the coming days, and I’ll really try to be better at updating the blog regularly. There is a lot to discuss, after all : ) Two babies!