Three

I was up all night last night, and yesterday, after my doctor's appointment I got lost. I got lost in the elevator on my way to the garage, and then again, on my way to the lab to get my blood work done. I sat in the waiting room shaking until finally I left. Because I couldn't be there. Because everywhere seemed to be strangling me. Because this can't possibly be happening. But it was. It is. This is happening. I've spent the last 24 hours chanting, breathing, reminding myself:

This is happening.

When the picture showed up on the Ultrasound machine I started to cry. I knew what I was looking at before the doctor said a word.

"Two healthy heartbeats," he said. "They look beautiful. Lots of movement."

And there they were... two tiny people. With tiny feet and tiny heads and tiny little everything. I had a panic attack. I thought I was going to die because I couldn't breathe. I spent almost an hour not breathing. I was alone in the waiting room with a picture of two babies, with three hearts beating inside me and no fucking idea who I was or where or how...

When I called Hal to tell him the news, I could barely speak.

When I called my mom I was crying, but barely.

By the time I called my grandmother I was okay.

Lost, terrified, still totally in shock, but okay.

"It's a blessing," she said, a triplet herself with twin grandsons.

And she's right. It's a blessing. A very, very scary blessing.
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my wombmates, eight weeks, two days


This is happening and it's going to be okay.

GGC

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JB | 12:28 PM

OMG!!!! I literally gasped when I read that - did Not expect it! (Not that I as a reader should "expect" things from you, but, erm, you know what I mean...). What a wonderful surprise!

Congratulations!!!! And yes, you will be fine! I understand the complete surprise, but after you get used to it, it will be tooootally fine :) . Yay congrats!!!

Anonymous | 12:30 PM

Congrat's!!! What a blessing!

Mammy P | 12:30 PM

NO WORDS!

No wonder you're so pukey, girlfran!

What do the kids think?
x

Alison | 12:37 PM

Double the congrats!!

Lindserannie | 12:38 PM

oh my god oh my god oh my god!!

Congratulations!! You & your little (getting bigger!) family kicks all the proverbial arses. How will the world bear such adorable-ness?

Kristen Marie | 12:39 PM

Hey Rebecca,
I have read your blog for 2 years now and have never commented, but today I just have to. This is HUGE news, but I have no doubt that you won't attack it with the lovely mix of grace, charm, creativity, and badassness that you exude as a mother. I am so happy you are sharing this and we get to go along for the ride. You can do this!

Danielle-Marie | 12:39 PM

TWINS! I love it! Congratulations x 2! Wonderful, wonderful news!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting | 12:39 PM

Wow!!! Congratufrigginlations!! Love it "wombmates" :)

lifeawaiting | 12:40 PM

wow...thats exciting and freakin scary! Congratulations!!! You're a great mother and you'll be awesome at this too....also that's probably why you were feeling like shit...it was two babies causing sickness not just one

Lindserannie | 12:40 PM

oh my god oh my god oh my god!!

Congratulations!!! You and your little (getting bigger!) family kick all the proverbial arses. How will the world bear such adorable-ness?

Roxanna | 12:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm thrilled for you (we always hoped for twins) - I can imagine how scary it is right now, but oh the fun you'll have in the years ahead!

ce / keys | 12:42 PM

I've never commented before, but I love you and your family and take the time to read (nearly) every day.

This news sent chills up my spine, to the crown of my head and back down through my toes.

A thousand (and two!) congrats. Soon enough, you won't be able to imagine life any other way.

Christine K | 12:43 PM

When I heard how sick you were feeling and how you didn't feel this way with your other pregnancies... I actually wondered if you were carrying twins! Holy Moses. Congratulations!

Jen B | 12:43 PM

Wow and Congratulations! This is my first visit to your blog (got here via a DesignMom RT on twitter). I had no idea what the post was about, just that I was interested enough to click over to read it. And then I read it. Ultrasound with surprise twins? Been there. We just had one at home and my husband was on the fence about the timing of a second. When I told him about the pregnancy I said "guess what?" and his reply was "You got a job?"--you can see where he his priorities were at. I went for my first appt. and my dr. scheduled me for an ultrasound, said I was measuring large for date. She didn't mention the word twins at our appt., probably b/c I told her we weren't really prepared (financially and otherwise) to have another baby. My husband was at the ultrasound a week later and nearly fell off the stool when the tech said it was twins. I was just sort of stunned. My mom burst into tears at work when we called her with the news.
11 years later, here was are with a 13 yo daughter and identical twin 10 yr old sons. Was it easy? Nope. It still isn't. Did it change everything in our lives? Yep. Would I change anything? Of course not!
You can do it, you will surprise yourself.
Sending you warm, nausea-free thoughts from a new blog follower!! :-)
Jen

Carrie | 12:44 PM

Oh! Oh my sweet baby jeebus! Congratulations! Everything will be okay and you will be okay and it's all gonna be okay! How incredible (and yes scary) but holy hell how incredible!

Sarah | 12:46 PM

I'm pretty sure this is life saying, oh, you thought things should be in 3's did you, well how about making your family a party of 6!!

So insanely happy for you, I'm in tears.

Childlike | 12:46 PM

I'm saying it again... OMFG!
CONGRATS!!!

Sharonrose | 12:48 PM

Holy shit! I am so happy for you and scared with you at the same time! If anyone can do this, you totally can!

Mammy P | 12:48 PM

Also -- that is a pretty big sign that you're going to have to minivan it up after all. :-)

JBirch22 | 12:49 PM

AAAAHHHH!!! Holy shit! That's amazing!! :D

Congratufreakinglations, mother of four!!! ;D

Now you have to think up TWO more awesome names!

dmarie | 12:50 PM

Just saw this via a Chookooloonks tweet and HOLY MOTHER is RIGHT (to all the people who have said it before me). Long time grazer, first time commenter. Totally worth it. Yowza!

Karen | 12:53 PM

OHMYFUCKINGGOD, BEC! Seriously??!!
I cannot believe it! This is wonderful news! Truly a miracle. Awww man, you can do this! And when you feel as if you can't, we'll be here to listen and boost your totally capable ass right back up. OK? You got this!

Lots of love to you. You're all in my thoughts.

P.S. I just found out that I'm pregnant too. Our first. Due 11/11/11 - cool huh? We're pumped.

Ryan and Katie | 12:53 PM

Oh wow! Congrats! Just keep telling yourself the craziness will only be good material for the blog right?

NodToStyle | 12:57 PM

OH MY GOD!!! Congrats! for someone i don't even know, i am bizzarely excited. For selfish reasons, I can't even wait to see the pure adorable-ness or your twins.

Mrs. Melberry | 12:57 PM

Congrats. Again. x2!

Tirzah Hochreiter | 1:01 PM

all these kiddos want you to be their mommy! you must be doing something right.

Amy | 1:02 PM

You are gonna be awesome at this! Congratulations! This is amazing news.

Sarah C. | 1:02 PM

Firstly, congratulations! I just want to hug you. I have twins (now 4 years old), and I had the same panic when I first found out. You will be okay though, you will get through this. It is rough at the beginning, but SO FREAKING AWESOME once you get past the infant stage. You're gonna rock it mama!

Stacey | 1:07 PM

Wow, wow, WOW! Congratulations and CONGRATULATIONS! That's amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Breezy | 1:13 PM

I'm tearing up for you, happy and scared tears b/c OMGIWOULDTOTALLYNOTBREATHE. Incidentally my jaw also hurts from when it fell on the floor. I, selfishly, can't WAIT to follow you blogging about this. You are amazing and you will do all of this with the beauty and creativity that you have done with motherhood thus far. I also will not judge your scared (or otherwise) feelings. Amazing!

Jane Kathryn | 1:14 PM

as another avid reader, I can't help but add my voice to the hundreds of other excited voices cheering you on-- congratulations! and ditto on having goosebumps from your news!

If a person can receive news that's any more terrifying (while still being good news), I'm not sure what it could be... just keep reminding yourself to breathe, be gentle with yourself as you adapt (quite a thing to learn when you're already hormonal and not feeling well!), and take it one day at a time. Maybe one 20-minute increment at a time :)

As an only child, I have ALWAYS wished I was a twin, so I must admit I'm envious of your two tiny babes. There's something truly special about the love and lives that twins share!
big hugs to you, your hubby, and your sweet kiddos.

Eva | 1:17 PM

This put tears in my eyes - I've followed you for years, rarely comment, but Rebecca, it is such an incredible privilege to be along on this wild ride with you. Twins!!! Wow. Just, wow.

And, just think of all the fashion possibilities!! ;)

KateFitz | 1:18 PM

Whoa...You just blew my mind. After you get over the shock/sickness...you are going to be great. I remember from your book how shocked you were about being pregnant with Archer. This will be the same anxiety followed by amazing beauty. Congratulations!

Eva | 1:18 PM

Also I just have to say that they will be the most blessed little ones - with you and Hal as parents and Archer and Fable as big siblings... you will have your hands full but you will be an amazing family :)

cd | 1:19 PM

Wow. I was initially scared by the title, thinking something had gone amiss. Then happy, then a new kind of scared on your behalf.

You'll do great, mama.

Shelley | 1:19 PM

All I can say is congratulations to you and the whole family!!! What's scary now will shortly be amazing! While I don't know you personally, I do visit often and I know you guys can do this and it'll be better than you could have ever imagined!

Stevie | 1:20 PM

Wow. I really get it: one child is a big deal already. Twins... Well, congratulations and I hope that you're feeling better about them.

Therese | 1:21 PM

Holy Cow! Maybe that's why you've been so sick? As 1/2 of a surprise set of twins (as in didn't know until a few days before we were born) I say congratulations, good luck, and everything will be okay! Feel free to freak out as much as you need to though because still....Woah (said like Joey on Blossom)!

cora d | 1:22 PM

It is going to be ok. Wow! Wow!

Missy | 1:23 PM

I truly believe that life gives us only what we can handle. So therefore, the universe is saying that you can totally do this and you're going to be an amazing mom-of-four. Congratulations!

cam | 1:23 PM

The day you posted about your pregnancy I found out I was pregnant. I hope the foreshadowing ends there....
or do I? Hard to tell.
Congrats!

Althea | 1:30 PM

Holy SHIT, dude.
Everything will be okay.
But still...SHIT...

Althea | 1:30 PM

Holy SHIT.
Everything will be okay.
But still, SHIT....
Everything will be okay.

redheadreverie | 1:31 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!!

I'm speechless...at this point go buy a lottery ticket because with all the surprises you're having you might just hit it big.

Congratulations, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Maybe that explains the extreme morning, afternoon and evening sickness ;-)

Charlie | 1:34 PM

Wow, I could feel the shock and awe reverberate through the web as I read this.
Good luck and may the force be with you!

Beth | 1:35 PM

Whoa! Can't even imagine what you're thinking right now. I hope you feel doubly blessed. Good luck!

Anonymous | 1:35 PM

Congrats! I know you can do it! You are an amazing mother!

As an aside, the other day I was thinking about your post about Archer and Fable sharing a room and how you would have three kids now and one child would be left out of the room sharing fun. Well, now it looks like all the kids will have a roommate!

I'm sure it's scary, but you will do great :) Congrats Mama :)

Amy | 1:36 PM

WOW! Congratulations Rebecca! I totally understand why you would feel so scared at first. I cannot believe it! I'm so happy for you! WOW!!!!!!! I'm speechless!!!

caitlin | 1:38 PM

Oh, girl! As a mom of almost-2-year-old twins (and expecting #3 in June), I can say with authority that you are in for it. Twins are amazing, wonderful, and a holy ton of work. But you seem to have an amazing support system, so I am sure you will be fine! Congratulations and good luck!!! Selfishly I can't wait to read your take on the experience :)

Kara | 1:38 PM

Wow!! Keep on breathing, girlie. And congratulations times 2 :)

L.L. | 1:39 PM

So awesomely amazing! Naturally occuring twins (no shade at all to IVF) is sooo cool. I've always secretly wanted twins, husband & I are trying for baby #2 now so maybe, but I truly believe it if actually happened, I would be in super freak out mode as well. They'll be the bestest of friends and since you are such an amazing momma, I think they are the luckiest twins around. If anyone I "know" (as much as one can know someone through following their blog) could handle this with kick ass grace its YOU! And on a super selfish note, its going to make your blog that much more of an interesting read!

Tricia | 1:39 PM

HOLY SHIT! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You and Hal and Archer and Fable will be more than okay-- you will be blessed beyond measure.

Praying for a healthy, happy pregnancy for you, the babies, and the rest of your lovely family. Take care of each other~

KH | 1:44 PM

Looonnng time reader but have posted maybe.. once?

wow. How terrifyingly awesome. I can't even begin to fathom how you are feeling (physically yes, mentally not a clue!) No wonder you are so sick. I had a spidey sense that it might've been twins.

My best friends have twin girls, now 3.5 yrs. Their best advice is to take it one second at a time.

Hope you feel better soon
xxx

Chrissy | 1:51 PM

Amazing!!! Your family, your heart, everything is just growing, growing, growing! I personally can't wait to hear what you name them!

loodles | 1:51 PM

congrats lady!
I understand your overwhelmed feeling, but you'll rock this with grace just like everything else you've tackled.
Plus plus side is you'll have two more awesome names to come up with.

Anonymous | 1:53 PM

Rebecca, I have no words of wisdom, but am simply sending all the positive vibes I can that two healthy, happy babies join your family. I hope you find your peace with the situation soon, I can't imagine how overwhelming it must be! From what you share of your life and family, I feel these will be two very lucky children indeed. May the force be with you ;-)

JZ | 1:54 PM

*Gasp* Congratulations, from a random stranger that reads everything that you write. That sounds super creepy right? I promise that I am not. : )

Boston Mamas | 1:59 PM

HOLY. MONKEY. NUTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sending you lots of love and hugs R. Wow.

Tara | 2:00 PM

OH WOW. I can imagine that's both completely overwhelming and exciting. Congratulations. You can totally do this. You are going to be a rockin' mom to those little ones, just as you are to Fable and Archer!

Dory | 2:04 PM

That's amazing!! Congrats. I just had this funny feeling when I read your post on how sick you were. It reminded me of how sick I was with my girls. Like wanted to die sick. It's a bitch slap but in a good way.

rachel | 2:05 PM

wow! I've been reading your blog for a little over a year and really enjoy it. I keep telling people about "this super-funny blog I read..." I feel like I totally know you, which is, of course, kind of creepy and I promise I'm not a weirdo. I was wondering if you might be having twins from the sickness - I have totally been there (little tip: carry a barf bag in the car). My girls just turned a year last saturday and it's been a wonderful, crazy and joyous ride. I have an older son too - it's a challenge for sure; but I feel like families blessed with multiples are 'chosen' for a reason - we can do this! Best, best wishes to you! Rachel, momma to Bram, Della and Greer

Anonymous | 2:05 PM

Delurking to say a heartfelt congrats. I can only imagine how overwhelming the news must be and how scary all of it is but you rock and you can do this. Sending much internet support to you!

~LC

Tracey | 2:05 PM

My sisters just had twins. Her first two are a bit older and both at school but she says it easier than you think...but she's a laid back kind of a gal. I think of you like that too. You'll be fine. x

I'm expecting no.3 ...kinda wishing it was twins too. 4 is a great number. No one is ever piggy in the middle ;)

Lila | 2:06 PM

Holy Shit!!!!!! I read this post and felt like I was watching the most real, intense movie ever. My heart was racing, I felt nervous, scared, excited, shocked. Gees, and it's not even happening to me. I can only imagine how you must be feeling!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Congrats congrats!!! Amazing.

Fairly Odd Mother | 2:11 PM

Wowee, so happy and excited for you! You are going to have the most rockin', stylish, adorable family ever! Did you ever hear, "The World Needs More Of My Children"? Now you can say that a lot!

Hope you are feeling better soon. Didn't you just say in a recent post that you aren't showing at all??? LOL

Amber | 2:12 PM

No wonder you've been feeling so sick! Congratulations, I'm totally scared for you but also totally thrilled. Those are two lucky babies.

Anonymous | 2:12 PM

Wow, just wow. My sister cried for weeks when her "just have to have to try for a girl" 3rd baby turned out to be twins (one boy, one girl) It took months for her to wrap her head around it. She ended up moving to be closer to my parents so they could pitch in- use that beautiful family support. I vote for the Hal and Bec reality show- somebody call Bravo! Ok, I guess reading about your adventures will have to suffice. Can't wait to hear 2 more names. TAKE CARE OF YOU.

Anonymous | 2:14 PM

Oh. My. God. I love it! Congratulations and how amazing. Although, this is probably why you've been so sick this time around.....as if you didn't know that. LOL

Stephanie | 2:16 PM

Holy crap. Amazing.

Alyssa | 2:17 PM

WOW! Congrats! It will be ok! I can't wait to see your family grow!

Carrie | 2:28 PM

Total goosebumps all over my arms! Scary and amazing...I love that you have a beautiful grandmother to tell you what a blessing it is. I was so freaked about how everything could possibly be taken care of with just baby #1 and a friend told me that our resources would expand to meet our needs; another friend said babies come with a wallet which I loved so much. All will be well. Your heart is big enough and these babies will be so loved!

Raddit | 2:30 PM

holy shit. it is going to be okay. It will be wonderful. and you can do this. you will be fantastic.

rosiewiklund | 2:32 PM

oubstwWhen you mentioned your first trimester hell I had this thought. Congrats!!!

Kimridesabike | 2:32 PM

Don't do that to me! I saw three crossed out, eyes jumped to the words blood work and heartbeat and thought the worst.

This is much much better news. You guys have totally got this. It will be amazing and terrifying.

Good luck!

Kayt | 2:33 PM

Ahhhh! Congrats! And oh god!

Aga | 2:35 PM

Oh. My. God. I've been reading your blog for so long that I feel like you're a close friend now. This makes your pregnancy news very exciting and very real. When I read your first baby #3 post, my jaw scraped the floor and this? I'm still covered in goosebumps. Twins! Rebecca! This is so exciting! Twins are special people and I think you're just doing this to make sure you keep being the coolest kid on the block. Everything about you is just awesome and adorable. And now, twins? What's cooler than twins?
Of course it will be okay. If anyone can do it while having so much fun that we all want to follow in your footsteps, it's you.
Congratulations! :)

The Lindsey Family | 2:42 PM

Oh, Rebecca! Congratulations! What beautiful news!

No wonder you have been so sick. UGH! I had twins 4 1/2 years ago and was completely incapacitated with nausea/fatigue for the first trimester. By the second trimester, I was so, so, SO much better, and I wish that for you as well. You can do this. You totally can.

Congratulations! I hope you're feeling better soon...

whoorl | 2:43 PM

OMG.

OMG.

(This is amazing! Unbelievable! S'Wonderful! S'Marvelous! Holy shitballs!)

meredyth | 2:46 PM

There was an audible gasp that caused my fiance a moment of alarm when I read this. Wow. Amazing and terrifying! Ha. No need to write fiction! Your life is pretty miraculous.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

meredyth | 2:51 PM

oh, also, as the oldest of 4 (but no twins) I can say that even though I wished I were an only at times I am so grateful for my family now. Yours will be too. And that there are many writers who are moms. Madeleine L'Engle had 4 kids I think. It can be done!

Lauren | 2:52 PM

I am speechless. Chin on the floor speechless. Twins?!... TWINS!! You can DO this. You. Can. DO. THIS.

Tanya | 2:56 PM

WHOA!!! I have no words for you except...congratulations, twice over.

elise | 2:57 PM

i don't know.....but can imagine how you are feeling and so i say, freak out, cry, and move forward as we all know you will and with style and humor and tales and names! oh the NAMES!.... and you will be fine again, and again. and we will cheer you on when things suck and when they are great because you are inspirational and have given us all the gift of being real. congratuations x 2

hsw | 2:57 PM

Congratulations on two healthy little ones!

Misty @ The DoanGang | 2:58 PM

I'm going to be honest. In some insane way I'm totally jealous. I just had baby #3 myself and before my first appt I prayed that it would be twins because some totally mental part of me wants 4 kids. Even though now, I can't imagine another one.

What an amazing gift. All I can think of is the joy that my newborn brings to our little world and you'll get that magic twofold. Congrats momma!

Flannery | 3:01 PM

Holy shit! That is so awesome and nuts! I am not a religious person at all but I think this is such a perfect example of fate or god's will or something like that...

From a family of four to a family of six... It was meant to be!

If anyone can do this, you can. I can't wait to watch your belly grow doubley! :)

Anonymous | 3:05 PM

SO HAPPY FOR YOU! WOW!

W | 3:05 PM

AAAAAA! I almost screamed in lab when I read this post!!!!!!!!

Do multiples run in your family? I've heard that it can skip a generation and go down the maternal line (is it your maternal grandmother who is a triplet?)

This makes me scared to try for number 2 haha. (no not really, but I think you know what I mean.)

So excited for you!

Jilly | 3:06 PM

Holy Crap!! That's amazing and terrifying and then amazing again!
You and Hal are gonna rock this family like it aint no thang. Perhaps this is why you've been so sick?

Kerry | 3:10 PM

Holy cow! When I first saw the word "three" crossed out my heart sank... I thought it was bad news.

We're all here to cheer you on. You can do this! Congrats to your family.

Strieyt | 3:12 PM

HOLY FUCK! TWINS!

This is SO AMAZING. No wonder you've been puking your poor little gorgeous guts out.

I promise, you will be okay. Better than okay. So much better than you ever could have imagined. There's already so much love in your family - you have more than enough for these two (TWO!) new little people.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous | 3:13 PM

Congratulations!!!!

Sheila | 3:14 PM

Hey hey!

Wow, thank you for sharing your vulnerability with us. Girl, you totally got this! I seriously did a fist pump at my desk, all the uptight lawyer types I work with didn't understand.

I'll be sending positive energy and happy thoughts to you and yours.

-Sheila

Anonymous | 3:19 PM

It's wonderful!!! We'll all be here to support you along the way!

awordartisan | 3:20 PM

HOLY SHIT. I'm glad this is an R-rated blog. YOU CAN DOOOOOOOOOOO IT!

Holly | 3:21 PM

What an exciting time! I have always wanted to have twins and my cousin is the mother of 4 month old twin girls. You'll be great!

mommymae | 3:23 PM

seriously, sister, this is awesome! I didn't see the ultrasound screen until my ob turned in to me & told me it was twins. I was more than a little shocked, as you surely are. oh, mama, it's so wonderful & no matter what, you will get to the other side. they might be 5 by then, but dammit, you'll get there!!!! love to you & all of yours. so much love.

AndreaB | 3:26 PM

Rebecca,
When I first scanned your blog post, and I saw the word three with the line through it, and the "this is not happening" fears, I worried that you were about to tell us about a miscarriage.
Then when I realized it was TWINS, I was so glad!

It will all be ok! You are so blessed!

K∂riиє* Smith. | 3:33 PM

May the force be with you!

All the best!
x

Amy | 3:34 PM

HO.LY.CRAP. That's exciting and terrifying. You'll be the most awesome twin momma. I bet Archer and Fable are so excited!

Cara | 3:35 PM

I'm a twin - and I have loved every minute of it! My parents always used to say, "what do people with only one baby do? They must be so bored." And this was after having 2 sons already as well.

I love reading your blog, and have loved your "mixed tape" posts - I listened to this song the other day (my current favorite because it feels like where my life is heading) and thought you might enjoy it: On This Side by Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set. Congrats!

Chrisor | 3:37 PM

Beyond thrilled for you, Rebecca! That has to be the most exciting thing ever. What joy you must be feeling. Looking forward to seeing the wombmates grow up on your blog. Your grandma is right. This is such a blessing. One that your richly deserve! :-)

Elena | 3:43 PM

Oh my goodness! I don't blame you for feeling shocked and nervous AT ALL, but you are going to ROCK this. Thinking good thoughts for you and your twins-to-be! :)

flyrish | 3:44 PM

Ohmyeffinggawd! Whoa, Mama! I can only imagine the shock of seeing those two heartbeats. But congratulations, hon! You're going to have a beautiful family, and I bet Fable and Archer will be very excited. Twins!

Cave Momma | 3:46 PM

HO.LY.SHIT. I gotta say, that was one of my fears. I just knew if I had a 3rd I would get twins that last time. But..

CONGRATULATIONS! OMGOMGOMG!

Leslie | 3:55 PM

OH MY GOSH!!! That is so very very very exciting. And terrifying. I will admit that I was initially (upon reading the title of your post) worried that you had miscarried. So was completely psyched to learn that that was NOT the case.

I have never met you, but my cousin had surprise twins and if you ever need reassurance that it will all be okay, I will gladly e-mail you photos of the happiness that is Will and Ian. HAPPILY. Twins are amazing and fantastic. :)

kdk | 3:57 PM

Lucky you have such a wonderful family to help you out. Because girl you are gonna need it. But that being said, it is quite amazing to have two little ones in there. Now you can definitely be done. ; )

Kate | 4:06 PM

My heart just stopped and restarted and is pounding for you. Just because finding out you're pregnant at all is usually an exercise in being thrilled and terrified all at once...I can only imagine what it's like to find out that you're pregnant with twins. Twins. Wow. That's amazing, and so scary all at once. I'm excited for the journey your family is about to embark upon!

chantalart | 4:07 PM

This knocked the wind out of me, I was so surprised! It's terrifying, but YOU CAN DO IT! Congratulations, it's wonderful, wonderful news. Scary, but just wonderful.

Shalyn | 4:07 PM

Prayed for One and Blessed with TWO!!! No wonder you're feeling so sick. You are an Awesome Mother and have a Wonderful, Stable Home Life. You are meant to be the Mother of Four Beautiful Children and though your head is spinning now I promise this is how your life is meant to be :) Double Trouble!!!

Anna | 4:08 PM

Holy AMAZING and CRAZYPANTS! Wow! Congratulations!!!

Jules | 4:12 PM

So I read this post around 10:30 this morning, but I'm commenting now because I didn't know what to say earlier. I was in shock too!

This is how much you affect your readers...sometimes we feel what you feel because of the beautiful things you share. Music, family, fashion, discoveries of all kinds.

This news is pretty awesome. And insane! I think your "wombmates" are the ones who are blessed, to be a part of your family. So SO SO much congratulations to you and your family!

Anonymous | 4:13 PM

Holy Fuck. You'll do great!

AimeeDesiree | 4:21 PM

Oh my gosh. At first I was worries that you had miscarried and then I started laughing. Holy $&!# Twins? I mean, really! What are the chances? That's absolutely crazy and amazing. No wonder you are so sick with hormones. I'm SO excited for you and I don't even know you. Twins! Love, love it!

AimeeDesiree | 4:23 PM

Oh my gosh. At first I was worries that you had miscarried and then I started laughing. Holy $&!# Twins? I mean, really! What are the chances? That's absolutely crazy and amazing. No wonder you are so sick with hormones. I'm SO excited for you and I don't even know you. Twins! Love, love it!

Trisaratops | 4:29 PM

OMG! Holy CRAP! And AMAZING and EXCITED and WOW! Wonderful, wonderful news. I am sure you are completely overwhelmed, but I know this will all shake out and I can't wait to see these new little ones!

kr | 4:30 PM

Good Lord, you could knock me over with a feather right now. I don't have kids, so I have no advice...all I can do is wish you the best! I'm sure once the little ones arrive, they will prove to be a bigger blessing than anyone could ever imagine. Sending you a big, big virtual hug!

Anonymous | 4:31 PM

Oh my goodness! Thinking of you!

I was just telling my boyfriend last night that my fav blogger was pregnant, wait until I tell him with TWINS!

Holly from Australia!

Regina | 4:35 PM

When I read how sick you were I instantly thought to myself...maybe it's twins. I was sicker than sick pregnant with twin boys 7yrs ago. I still shudder at the memory.

Regina | 4:40 PM

When I read your post about how sick you've been, my mind instantly jumped to twins. I had twins almost 7yrs ago and I was more sick than I could have ever believed possible...and I was living in Manila, Phils at the time. So needless to say I was not that surprised to see your new post. I too found out alone and had to tell my husband. Holy shit. Good luck. It's quite a ride.

rhonda | 4:45 PM

i am so happy-scared-nervous-happy-jealous?-happy with this awesome news!

congratulations!!!

and i hope you start feeling good really soon!

Baby in Broad | 4:47 PM

If anyone can do this it's you (and your amazing, awesome family)! Sending you lots of love and good thoughts!

~ Noelle

Jen | 4:49 PM

Stop making my ovaries want to make more babies. Really, you can stop now. Because we were totally cool with one kid. Now I stop over here and read all about baby, preggers, morning sickness, Fable's video, then Bam! freaking twins, and those stupid ovaries are knocking on my abdomonal wall like mad women.

In all seriousness, congratulations! I can't think of any better way to say it. After a shitty week at work, stress radiating out of my pores. A doctor's appointment where she tells me I need to find better ways to cope with the stress...this was just the ticket. So thrilled for you, momma that I've only met via your lovely blog. Keep growing those little people! Mwah!!

t. | 4:56 PM

No fucking way. Well, if anyone can do it, it'd be you. You have brass, baby. So go do it and hold steady. (after you barf, that is. )

Anonymous | 5:01 PM

Oh, Rebecca! Oh.My.Goodness. Congratulations x 2! xoxoxo
~Carrie

onewithbooks | 5:15 PM

Hello Rebecca,

I am a long time reader and first time commenter. I found you via Momversation and fell in love with your blog.

I was thrilled to hear you are pregnant. Then to read today - twins! Oh my goodness. I teared up. I don't even know you but I had so much joy for you that the tears came. I can not imagine how scary it must feel, but wow, what good news!

One thing that has always been incredibly clear is how much you love Fable and Archer. Its why I fell in love with your blog. You have such a great outlook on parenthood and letting them grow and explore as people. After reading your FAQ and "On Children" I see how you were inspired.

When I saw that you are having twins I imagined this world with two more children like Fable and Archer: inspired, creative, curious and eyes-wide-open. How lucky those little ones will be to have a mom like you, a dad like Hal, and a brother and sister like Archer and Fable. To think of the love that will come into this world when those babies are born, it is enough to make my breath catch.

Like I said, I can't imagine how scary it must be - the idea of twins, but when you counter that with the double amount of love and happiness, it makes you forget all of the fear.

I want to wish you and Hal all the best. I know you both will be great parents of four, because you are already great parents of two.

Anonymous | 5:17 PM

Mazel Tov!!!

Decor Addict | 5:30 PM

HOLY S#IT BECCA!!!!!

Coming from someone who had doubt's i'd ever have 1 kid (I only have 1) I can't even imagine what you are feeling right now other than HOLY S#IT.

OR,

FFFFFFF$$$$$$CCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK

Elysha | 5:30 PM

Oh my goodness Rebecca. I literally gasped when I read this. It's so funny how you can come to know someone this way. After finding your blog two years ago, right after my daughter was born, I have read every post and have laughed and cried along with you. I was thrilled to learn that you are pregnant and so shocked and amazed to hear this new news. I am sure it is totally overwhelming right now but you, Hal and the kids will be amazing for these two. I couldn't be happier for you all...

Kate | 5:31 PM

HOLY SH@*!!
Congrats and OMG and WOW and I dont even know what else to say.

Just think...double the love!

Shoshanah | 5:34 PM

I can't even imagine how shocked you must have been! I guess all the 3's must have been some sort of cosmic joke on you. Congrats, I'm still so excited for you guys!

Emily | 5:40 PM

WOW! Miss a week on this blog and you miss a lot ... How incredibly exciting, yet equally terrifying ... But as others have said, if anyone can pull it off, it is you (and your sweet family)!

Congratulations!

Courtney | 5:45 PM

So very excited to see your family grow by 2! I am sure you'll make an awesome mother of four. When it rains it pours, and I for one have always loved dancing in the rain.

Amber, theAmberShow | 5:49 PM

I just gasped so loud all the dogs got startled.

OH MY GOD REBECCA!

Your house is going to be so, so much fun.

Alana | 5:51 PM

holy shit. when i first saw the title and the first few words i thought something horrible had happened!

this is crazy amazing. following your journey through parenthood has been awesome, and its about to get so much better.

congratulations! to the whole woolf pack.

Heidi | 5:57 PM

I just stumbled upon your blog by chance today and I wanted to say congratulations and I know exactly how you feel! I am the mommy of an almost kndergartener, a toddler and 2 month old twins (all girls). Finding out was quite a shocker, I thought my heart would race out of my chest and when I told my husband in the car he almost crashed! Crazy, crazy, crazy. I have to say, in the last two months I have been amazed that it's not nearly as crazy as I thought it would be. You will love it and I read one of the comments that said you will be amazed at how much you really can do...she's right, you will!! Enjoy every minute and take it easy, it sounds like your kiddos know just how to care for mommy!

Anonymous | 6:01 PM

Doubly excited to take this journey with you!!!

Muskrat | 6:03 PM

I'd probably cry, too. But you know what? It'll be an adventure. A fun one.

Brittany Stanley | 6:07 PM

oh my god, congratulations. I am a 38 weeks pregnant 23 year old artist who recently stumbled upon your blog. Even though you are just beginning your next journey with pregnancy, and I am nearing the end of mine, I have found a lot of companionship through your posts.

But WOW I cannot believe you discovered twins. I know from your posts that that was not an expectation. Especially because you were talking about the reservations you had about a third child in the first place.

This will be such a beautiful, insane, sometimes scary experience, but I am very excited for you. I look forward to the next 9 months of posts about this transformative time.

<3 <3

(p.s. If you want to check me out, I blog about my pregnancy at http://www.brittanystanley.com/Blog/archives/category/peapod)

The Empress | 6:08 PM

OH! If you only knew how many times I have looked at each of my 3 children, and thought, "how I'd love to have 2 of him."

Two of each one.

How I'd love it.

CONGRATS!!

EmilysHollow | 6:09 PM

Holy shit. That's rad. And it will be rad. And wow. Terrifyingly amazing and other words.

CorinneR. | 6:09 PM

I don't know you but welcome to the highly exclusive Parent's of Twins club!It's a blessing...just know that you had so much love, too much love in fact for just one child, that God (or whatever otherworldly being you believe in) blessed you with 2 beautiful babies! I am a mom of (probable) identical 3 month old (today was their quarter year birthday!) baby girls! It's a little tough, takes twice (or more) the time to do anything, but twins are the most precious and beautiful acts of nature!

The Empress | 6:10 PM

You will be BETTER than alright. You have an incredible support system:
your mother, your grammy, Hal. YOU WILL BE SO FINE.
VERY HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU!

Megan | 6:15 PM

First off...congrats! Second, I just want to say thank you for being vulnerable with us and telling your story. It is so refreshing to be so honest. When I saw the stick that saying I was pregnant with my (now 13 month old) daughter, I cried. I was scared and didn't know what I was getting into. And let me tell you everyone around me that said they were so excited and happy when they found out they were pregnant made me sick. I wanted someone to be real and stop telling me bull. The fact is that not every moment of pregnancy and parenthood is one big rainbow and rays of sunshine and it annoyed me when people acted that way. So thank you for being real!

one hungry mama | 6:16 PM

omg! wowowowow! congrats! TWO more adorable children lucky to have you as a mom (even when you're overwhelmed). lucky kids. and, you know, though you may be going in and out of feeling this, lucky you, too. twins are pretty fucking cool.

agirlandaboy | 6:18 PM

Holy shit, Bec. HOLY SHIT. But the world needs more people with good mothers, so just consider taking this taking one for the team of mankind.

(HOLY SHIT.)

YBM | 6:27 PM

A-MAZING!!! Congratulations to all of you. The post made me say, "WOW!" out loud to myself.

Walkingborder (Karen) | 6:36 PM

So I know your two already born children currently, and have always thus far, shared a room and I think that's cool. But, I was wondering where the third would sleep? All three children in one room? Someone by them self? As scary as twins may be, this kinda solves that. No one has to be alone. The older two in one room, the twins in another. Granted, when the older two are old enough to not want to share anymore, you'll have a problem. But, you'll cross that bridge when you get to it.

Anonymous | 6:40 PM

I also read "wombats". Awesome nickname.

Congrats! I guess?

It will all be great. Deep breaths.

jenny | 6:41 PM

holy shit, rebecca! holy shit! i have TWO friends that went through the same thing... one just went through it and one is pregnant right now. they were both just as terrified as you sound, but let me tell you, it is all working out. it will be okay. you will make it. and hal is getting a vasectomy after this. RIGHT?!?!? :)

jenny of all trades | 6:42 PM

It's soooooo going to be okay! You can do this! Amazing! So freekin happy for you!

And now you know why you've been feeling like shit. :)

Erin | 6:43 PM

Holy moly! Congratulations!! You and your family are so blessed. I'm looking forward to following your journey and can only imagine the way you'll define twin fashion. Can't wait! You have a lot of support out here.

Gilsner | 6:44 PM

To put it in perspective as to how great this news actually is (despite the thought of all those diapers, late nights, etc) let me just say... I saw the title 'three' crossed out and my heart dropped. So to read your news was such a relief. Hooray for double the babies... double the fun! Congrats!

JCF | 6:44 PM

Oh wow! How wonderful! I'm so glad the three was crossed out because it is now four, rather than just staying two. Congratulations!!!

Ethel | 6:49 PM

HOLY CANOLI!!! What a twist! How shocking and scary and terrifying, but how amazing are you!? 2 babies at one time, that's like rockstar mom status if you ask me! Archer and Fable are going to be such amazing older siblings. Why waste energy and freak when you know how awesome you've done already?!

Kristen | 7:06 PM

Oh my goodness, double congrats!!! I can barely believe it - can't begin to imagine how YOU'RE feeling!

Kait | 7:06 PM

I am so so so so happy for you! We got our daughters as a twofer (although they were adopted and aged 16 months apart, so not the same at all!) and we're currently adopting two little boy who are the same age as our youngest daughter (3 yrs old) and another little boy who is two.

Five kids five and under. Three adoptions in three years.

You're not the only one on a journey of crazy so while you're busy growing a couple of humans, remember that there are those walking right along with you. You'll be brilliant at this whole thing.

Sarah | 7:25 PM

Wow Wow OMFG Wow!! Congrats! I'm so happy (and scared) for you!!

Anonymous | 7:28 PM

You are awesome! This is so awesome! Congratulations! I sense another fantastic book...

Erin | 7:29 PM

Wow. You can so do this! You can and you will!

everyday amy | 7:31 PM

Can you imagine what it must have been like before ultra-sound, when you might not know there were two in there, until they came out??

Holy crap. Scary, but awesome. Congrats!

Elizabeth | 7:34 PM

HOLY GUACAMOLE, LADY!!! I gasped. And then I held my hand in front of my mouth for about an hour while I processed your news. That is craziness! I really hope that the excitement outweighs the "WTF"ness. You're a great momma and these two babes will be so lucky to have you. :) Sending warm thoughts your way.

Lou Lou Belle | 7:38 PM

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! that's some crazy crazy news. I am a twin, and I love my twinny more than anything. this is awesome (if not pretty scary) news!!!!

tricia | 7:38 PM

my twins are 6 and it's been a hell of a ride so far. explains the intensity of the morning sickness. it will all work out.....it always does. god bless

Yoga Susie | 7:46 PM

AH! I gasped and my hand flew to my mouth when I read this. Then called to my husband "OMG! Girl's Gone Child is having TWINS!"

So excited for you, I can't even imagine the state of mind you're in. Sending you lots of love and energy from Phoenix!

jos | 7:48 PM

WOW, congratulations & that is awesome... you will have so much fun!

Kayla | 7:48 PM

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!! I agree with everyone OMFG now amazing and what a magical blessing but FUCK am I scared for you!!!! I was about to have sex with my husband and you just scared me!!!!

Anonymous | 7:50 PM

I am so happy for you!! I am an identical twin myself. Not that I'm partial or anything, but twins are awesome :) :)

Kayla | 7:51 PM

AND I will add that the way you started that entire, I was really expecting some seriously bad news.. My heart was breaking for you!!! SO happy that it is twins and not anything tragic :) BUT that might change into tragedy when those twins turn into two year olds.. OMG Two Year Old Twins and then Two Year old TEENS..

Okay I am making it worse..

duck | 7:54 PM

Well, I just about swallowed my tongue reading thats no surprise you were shocked. But you are so incredible and such a wonderful mother that this, though challenging, is something we (the internets) know know know you can do and will do with the grace and style that becomes you. We will be cheering you on the entire way. Congratulations. Your children are going to grow up in a house so full of love.

Anonymous | 8:01 PM

Oh my... I really know how you feel. I have 20 month old twins, and I have said all my life "I would NEVER be able to handle twins"... so it came as a huge (and at the time unpleasant) shock to me. You will be able to handle it though, and you will be amazed and all that lies ahead and how magical it will be. Accept that it's going to be scary and hard, and also really fucking amazing. Seriously. Also, you are already a mama x2 so that will make this SO much easier, in more ways than you can imagine. It's all do-able. I know it's early, but joining a twins club for support from fellow multiples mamas will save your sanity. WLAPOM is a great one in the area. And remember, you are growing two people inside of you... that's a pretty fuckin' awesome feat. (No wonder you feel so shitty, poor you...). The crappy physical symptoms will likely pass after the first trimester, once your body gets used to all the extra hormones. Take good care of you.... congratulations!

neysa g | 8:03 PM

you are gonna rock this, like you always do. and then you are going to write many amazingly beautiful things about it. and make us all cry and smile at the same time.

Meagan | 8:11 PM

This is so amazing. Terrifying, but amazing. I am so happy for you and your family!

Serenity Now | 8:22 PM

Long time reader, hardly ever commenter - but DAMN GIRL - couldn't miss this one! I can't even fathom what's going through your head, but you can totally do this :)
I'm sure everyone else is saying the same thing. Can't wait to be along for the ride! Congrats to all of you.

Ariel | 8:25 PM

Super congratulations!

Sarah | 8:26 PM

I am sure I would have shared the same reaction as you when registering the news that one's going to have not three, but four kiddos! Like the journey you share with readers on your blog, I'm sure this next one with twins will be amazing. And if anyone can handle it with style and grace, it's you. Congrats!

Anonymous | 8:28 PM

holy shit!?
i'm out of the loop for a couple weeks, AND....WOW!!! congratulations, twins!?!?!?
hold on to your seat belt, girl!
xoxo, eileen.

Kristie | 8:37 PM

Congratulations! I can relate somewhat, like when at 40, I found out we were having a baby and my baby at the time was 13.
Like my friend told me when I called her to share the news, "God has a sense of humor"!

Becky | 8:37 PM

Oh my GOODNESS! No wonder this pregnancy feels different, huh? ;)

jessica | 8:40 PM

HOLY SHIT!!!! my mouth is on the floor right now!!! i have a 16 yr old, 14 yr old and 7 yr old. my husband wants another one (i started young so i could totally still do it!) and i keep telling him "but what if it's TWINS?!" he says that would NEVER happen. thanks for this post. i will shove it in his face every time he brings it up!!!
wow wow wow! congrats!!!! holy crap congrats!!!

cally | 8:41 PM

Oh my. When I saw that three crossed out I swear my heart fell out of my chest. I'm so glad it's good (if mind numbingly terrifying) news! Congrats!

margosita | 8:53 PM

So much love in your family. Smart babies, joining the team.

vodkamommy | 9:26 PM

OH MAN!
i'm sure a huge part of you must be terrified right now, but you (and Hal) are going to be awesome!
that is such exciting news!
Congratulations!

Janel | 9:31 PM

Holy shit you scared me, Rebecca! At first, when I saw the title of your post, I thought you'd had a miscarriage. I have to agree with you, though, I would be fucking terrified if this were me. But, if anyone out there can handle this, it's you. No wonder you've been so sick this time, it all makes sense. You can do this, girl.

JJ | 10:18 PM

Hokyshitfuck. I don't even know you and I'm floored. I can't even imagine what you're going through, but damn if thats a reality check for ya. Oh, and congrats to you and your family of 6. Wow, 6, it even reads wild!

emily bilbrey | 10:20 PM

holy shit, woman!!!

i came to your blog (because i always come here) just looking to see any little update you may have offered. what AMAZING and FANTASTIC and yeah, a little scary! news!

you are going to rock this, rebecca. you are one of the very most incredible moms i've had the pleasure of encountering. all your babies are lucky to have you.

thousands of x's & o's!!!

cheers!

dgurl7 | 10:22 PM

look on the bright side...you're totally getting the dream minivan!!!

p.s. not that you need a brightside to look upon. this is a tremendous blessing. snuggles to your family.

Rosstwinmom | 10:32 PM

Holy shit! I knew I could possibly get pregnant with twins because of fertility treatments, and it STILL shook my world. You must be out of your mind!

It is so fun though! You will love it and make it so great for your family!

Kate | 11:13 PM

Crazy! Congrats! Crazy congrats! What a ride.....

BonJoey | 11:13 PM

I had to read this post to my husband I was so stunned and excited about it!!! Even HE was trippin! ;) (I've read him various posts of yours over the years, he knows who you are too!) WOWOWOWOWOWOW WOMAN! HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL WHAT THE FUCK WOW!!!! So much for the power of the THREES huh?! Well I agree with Amanda, up there, that you are such an amazing mama/woman/person that if anyone can handle it, YOU CAN! AAAANNNDD, if ANYONE should be bringing a bunch of babies into this world, YOU SHOULD!!! :) You rock, Rebecca! Congrats and much love. I can't imagine what craziness lies ahead, but I can't wait to be along for the ride. Here's hoping your double dose of morning sickness calms down soon!

koo' | 11:20 PM

I have just a tiny inkling of how scary this must be! but remember how scared you were when you got pregnant with archer... but it was all wonderful... this is just like that.

Hannah | 11:27 PM

OMD!!! My heart just skipped a beat when I read it... CONGRATS!
This is gonna be soo much fun! The Internets will be here to cheer you on, don't you worry.

Ali Pitchford | 11:35 PM

When I read this I got so excited you would have thought you were my sister or something!!

How freaking exciting!!! :))

Maybe this is why you've been so much sicker this time around!?

Dari | 11:36 PM

Holy shit!!! That is the first thing that came to mind. Wow! A blessing? Indeed. Scary? Hell ya. Can you do it and do it well? Absolutely! I am thrilled for you and your family. I am a firm believer that we are only given things that we are capable of handling in life. You my dear are amazing! Here is your proof.

Ali Pitchford | 11:38 PM

p.s- I know you're about to be really busy, but write another book woman!!

Anonymous | 12:44 AM

OMG OMG OMG. It is happening! they're two!!!!

congratulations and HUGS!!!!


valentina

Sarah | 12:50 AM

Congrats! Can I come down and babysit? :)

LJB | 1:04 AM

wow :D I'm totally jealous, although I would be sh*tting my pants if that happened to me :)

Megan | 1:27 AM

Wow!
Congrats! I can't even imagine what you're feeling at the moment!

My fiance was terrified I'd have twins - my mum is one.


Wishing you all the best!

Sam | 1:33 AM

Holy crap! Wow. I kind of can't help the giant grin on my face right now. :D

Congratulations!

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