On Mother's Day we finally announced to the world we are expecting twins! The response was overwhelming. So many kind words were said from both friends and strangers. Getting to say the words "I'm pregnant" was something I always hoped I could say, but wondered if I would ever be able to. I posted the announcement on Facebook (I finally reactivated it) right before we left for church and by the time we came home it was like the whole world knew. It was exciting, but it also felt strange that our little secret was actually out.
We posted this picture with a caption that said: We are so overjoyed to announce this mother's
day that I'm pregnant...with TWINS! After a long and personal battle
with infertility, God has answered our prayers through IVF. Not only did
He bless us with one, but two! We are so grateful, for this truly is a
miracle. Our twins are due this November!
I thought I would get a lot of questions about the IVF part, but thankfully I didn't. I just received many heartfelt congratulations. I loved it!
I told the 3 and 4 year-old kids we teach at church that I was having two
babies they immediately wanted to name them. Names like Violet, Scarlet,
and Lightening-slayer were the most popular.
Lightening-slayer Ivie. That works right?
Of course we are already getting "advice" (aka opinions) from some people that you just have to nod and say thank you to. I don't think people realize that their very strong "advice" doesn't apply to everyone. It's funny to hear the crazy things people say. I also get the statements about all the laundry I'll have to do, how in the world will I carry two car seats, how we need to move from our third floor apartment, how we need a bigger car...but you know what? Try and worry me all you want but I'm not worried at all. Yes it's going to be a challenge, but we'll figure it out as we go.
We are still so overwhelmed with joy that this is all happening. We are having twins! I really wouldn't want it any other way. I feel like I'm already just sitting around waiting for them to come!