Well, well, well! We're having twins! Wow! We are so excited and just can't believe it (if we had a diaper for everytime we said that today we'd be set for atleast the first month)! The crazy thing is that I have been having thoughts that we were having twins...but just thoughts. I thought we could be having twins but couldn't find out until the first ultrasound. Yesterday, I asked Eddie, "What if they tell us we're having twins tomorrow?" He didn't really respond. Today when we were sitting in the waiting room I reminded Eddie that I didn't want to know the sex of the baby. He agreed to wait until atleast week 20 to ask the ultrasound tech what she thought it was. He didn't know that at week 20 I was going to tell him not to ask again!
Anyway, the ultrasound tech (Tonora)called me to the back and I laid on the table. As soon as, I mean literally within 1 second, of her putting the ultrasound tool on my belly I saw 2 separate sacks!! I sat straight up and started screming and giggling and I gave her a hug. I exclaimed, "Baby, it's twins!!!" He said, "No, you're lying...What?" I laid back down and she started again. Sure enough there were two moving little bodies on the screen!! Oh what joy. I just kept screaming and giggling...and hugging the lady. She started crying. Another tech rushed in the room and said, "Is everything ok in here?" We all shouted, "Yes, IT'S TWINS!!!" I called my mom while I was still on the table. She couldn't believe it. Tonora got on the phone and confirmed the miracle. My mom was just tickled pink! Tonora took extra time with us to make sure we got a good picture. The twins are laying opposite of one another (head of one to the feet of the other). I'm so over that mess of not finding out what they are...we WILL be finding out ASAP!!! We are just so excited and thankful to our Lord!
It has been so much fun telling all our friends and family today. It's funny how many people called us liars...no, people, we're not lying...it's TRUE!! My side of the family has 2 sets of twins and Eddie's has 4. Dr. Phillips told us that he thinks they are fraternal, but can't be sure yet. He said they look healthy. I just pray that their growth and healthy status continues. A term pregnancy for twins is 37 weeks not 40, so they should be here in Mid December. I feel great...haven't had any nausea or sickness AT ALL! Now that's crazy, because multiples usually cause increased nausea, fatigue, and all that other yucky stuff. God is so good.
Thx for sharing in our joy with us!
Here is the birth announcement e-mail that I sent out today.
We couldn't be anymore thrilled!!!! We're having twins!!! Praise the
Lord! What a mighty and awesome God we serve! Attached is the proof of this
miracle. Please pray for us as we seek to honor the Lord for this wonderful
gift. We are so happy. Halley still has no clue, but she already loves her
toy babies so we can only imagine that she will be happy when her new siblings
arrive. They should be here before Christmas.
ALL the Chambers
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed
when they speak with their enemies in the gate.