Monday, June 09, 2008

It's a BOY....................
AND A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
Well, we just experienced the shock of a lifetime this morning. We went in to our ultrasound appt at 11AM and the tech started rubbing the gel on my belly with the wand. Brief images flashed across the screen in front of us. Suddenly, she turned off the screen and looked at us and said, " this your 1st ultrasound?" We said, "Yeah." She said, "Well, I have some interesting news for you're having TWINS!!!" HOLY COW!! Wesley immediately started screaming, "I knew it!!! I knew it!" and gave me a high five! I just laid there on my back laughing my head off, and Zoe started to cry! It was the craziest thing I have ever experienced. The tech proceeded to conduct the ultrasound and showed us that Baby A is a girl. We were excited to have another Sugar Baby and celebrated with another high five. Then she moved on to Baby B, and lo and behold, for the first time in my family's reproductive history, there was complete plumbing for a boy perfectly visible!!!! I about rolled off the table. I was laughing so hard & crying, the lady had to stop the procedure for several minutes. Finally, we got a handle on ourselves and tried to come to grips with the new reality of our family of five. Wow. What a blessing, What an awesome resposibility! What a TRIP!!! I feel so much better now knowing that there are 2 babies in this big beautiful belly. I thought I was going crazy yesterday when I felt the baby move for the first time, once in my lower left hip area and then again a few minutes later in my upper right ribs. I thought, "Wow. This kid can really swim!" But now I know, it was a kick & counter kick. Our daughter - Baby A is in the lower left part of my uterus & our son - Baby B is in the upper right. They both have their own sacs, their own placentas, and so far, everything looks perfectly normal.....just times two!!! No wonder I have been so hungry!


Naomi said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!!

jchappell said...

Woo hoo! That is awesome news. We are so excited for you (and us).

We wanted to have twins ourselves -we eventually did get them - just 20 months apart.

Something about that Michigan water - huh?

If any two people can handle this, you certainly can - we have total faith in your abilities!

Congratulations to Mom and Dad and big Sister Zoe!!


Dad, Jen, Quinn and Connor

Francesca said...

Oh man Katie, that is crazy!!! Congrats! It looks like you're gonna have your hands full in about 4 months, eh? Good luck over the next few months and again - congrats! :)

francesca, daniel, noah and liam

Chris and Michelle said...

This is AWESOME! Twins and a Boy! I am so happy for you guys! I bet your dad about died! I hope you are feeling good - little zoe is so cute! Will this be 3 under 3? IT IS AWESOME! Any clues on how to get a girl? :)

Lorraine Gutierrez said...

A very big congratulations to the two of you and Zoe. Holy Cow! Did you ever think you'd have twins? Well, Zoe and these new little ones are blessed to have you as parents. Lorraine and Fernando

Yuma Arizona said...

Yipee!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for all of you! I'm especially excited that you are having one of each! You're news gave me a big SMILE! I have loved being a twin! Brent has always been very good to me! I can't wait to see pictures in NOVEMBER! Best of luck to you, get a lot of rest--go take a nap right now! I wished I lived closer to help you! I'm sure you will do great!
Love, Brenda

Kenn and Natalie Mangum said...

Katie!!! Oh my! I can't believe it!! I'm sure you are just shocked!! At this rate you will have 5 in no time!
How much fun to have a girl AND a boy at the same time! I only wish we could be there! Miss you and hope all is going well!

Nat, Kenn and family

Daniel and Andrea said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! We are so excited for you. Zoe will be a great help by then, and these two little babies will be awesome. I have been telling Daniel that is what we need is "twins". Best wishes to all "5" of you. You guys look great. Congrats
Daniel and Andrea

johnsonfamily said...

Please don't think I'm a freeky blog stalker but I came across your blog through Madalyn's(the blogospheric is small) and I have to say Hello and that having twins is so much fun. The exact same thing happened to my husband and I. We went in for the routine 20 week ultra sound and next thing you know we're having twins a boy and a girl. We were excited for a girl because my family is all boys. We were so shocked I don't think we spoke to each other the entire way home. You're exactly right it is a huge blessing. Get as much sleep as you can now, my twins are 4 and i'm still tired all the time. And don't be afraid to let people help, you and you husband will definately need a break once and a while. I too had 3under 3. You can post on my blog if you ever have a question about what to expect or need some down home advice, not the by the book stuff you read. When I read you post it brought back so many wonerful memories. Congrats!!

Amy (Taylor- Kamme and Lexie's cousin) Johnson

kiki said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you. It looks like you will be having your littles ones before me. Weren't we both due on November 9th???