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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Amber | 1:41 AM

omg, REBECCA!

I've been reading since Archer was 2 or so...I can't believe you're about to have four kids...you're going to be so great!

Seriously, you'll be wonderful.

Blessings to you and your family, sweetheart!

-Amber

Marguerite | 1:50 AM

Adding my voice to the hundreds of others to tell you that you will be fine! It's so hard and crazy and such a readjustment but it's also very very amazing to witness!
Congratulations! As other twin mums commented previously, the nausea was a total giveaway! From what i read from you, YOU and your family can totally absolutely do this. GO YOU!

KH | 2:28 AM

Wow. How terrifying/exciting/shocking!

My spidey sense was tingling when reading how sick you've been.

I've been a reader of your blog for soooooo long and have loved reading about your children grow (and being born!) Can't wait to read about these two wombats.

My best friends have twins (now 3.5) and their approach? take it 1 second at a time.

Hope you feel better soon.
Much love from down under

Katie, England | 3:34 AM

WOW - this nearly made me spray coffee through my nose!!
BIG Congratulations!!
And as been said 300+ times above...You can do this, it is going to be awesome and you can do this!!
I have never posted before but figured I have to now, I'm so excited for you!

Sydney | 3:35 AM

I knew it! I said in your announcement post it could be twins!

So unbelievably excited and over the moon for you. You will be when you get over the shock of it!

Have you told Archer and Fable yet?

drcher | 4:32 AM

This is amazing. I am so glad that you are blogging because I have never heard "real time reaction" from a mother having twins. What an amazing experience. Like it or not, you are literally a Girl Gone Child, and you went the whole extreme! You and Hal are in for the ride of your lives and I hope you let us have a back seat ride. I know it's going to be beyond difficult at times but you have the gift of writing and can record it all in your beautiful voice. I can already see the next book deal (which you will need for their college!). Congrats!

Missy D. | 4:49 AM

Congratulations!!! But, holy shit balls!!! I am sure it's scary and overwhelming... but just think, you already have a boy and a girl so hand me downs, if need be, are available... and I'm sure everyone will agree, your style rocks so you're going to have 4 sweet kids with badass clothes!! ha ha ... Think of the fun!! You're going to do fine... you seem to have LOADS of love to give and that is the key! Congrats to Fable and Archer as well... and your adorable hubby!

Anonymous | 4:51 AM

Amazing and frightening. You'll be amazing.

I too am an Expressing Motherhood alumni :)
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Wendy | 5:30 AM

AMAZING! Double congrats. It will be okay. My best friend just had twins, is tandem nursing, and rolling with it like a champ. You'll do great!

Lies | 5:37 AM

Wooow! Uhm... congratulations! I can imagine how scary that is... but from where I stand, you look like an awesome mother! So everything will be fine and those four kids will be lucky to have each other and to have you and Hal as parents! You guys rock!

Tawny | 5:45 AM

Holy family of six. Good thing Archer and Fable like sharing a room. *big hugs*

Sarahviz | 5:45 AM

Holy shit!!!! That is all.

Sarah | 5:51 AM

If anyone can do this - you can. And in the process, you will inspire and educate others! You will have to rename the blog "Girl's Gone Childssss".

Blessings! (And better health!)

Nutmeg girl | 5:52 AM

That's awesome! Love it when things don't go according to plan. Of course this happens with your *third* child, not your first LOL
Here's to living life as it comes! And oh yeah: congrats times two...

chesapeake | 6:05 AM

I love going on this crazy ride with you.

I love your transparency and immediate honesty.

I think you are fucking awesome, and since this is an event very much involving you, by commutative property, this is *also* going to be fucking awesome. Keep swimming in all of your feelings, good and bad. And breathe.

TMW | 6:22 AM

I know you DON"T know me and likely never will. But I followed your blog regularly. i was unexpectantly pregnant with my third when i read your posts about deciding if you wanted to go down that road. i laughed out loud when i read about your thoughts regarding a mini van. i never thought i could handle three. but we manage. you are a strong woman and can totally do this. and you love your children so much that you will figure this out. good luckl

Marcela | 6:48 AM

So happy to read this this morning.
Woke up to reading about Tsunamis and earthquakes, this all made me so sad...and now reading you I feel so much love inside.

And yes...two is very scary!!!!

Anonymous | 6:57 AM

Rebecca,
It's going to be amazing. I have 4 kids born in under 4 years and would not change that choice for the world. You are so lucky...it's going to be a great ride!
Sarah

Anonymous | 7:31 AM

This is going to be so great and as lots of girls have said before if someone can do a great job with all these babies it is you!you rock Rebecca never forget that!!!can't wait to follow you on these adventures!bises Isabelle

Sharon | 7:34 AM

Congratulations! I have beautiful twin daughters and I remember the feeling of surprise during my ultrasound. They just turned 16 in January and it's been incredible. I wouldn't change a thing. Deep breaths and lots of cocktails (after they're born of course). Hang in there!

Sharon | 7:38 AM

Congrats! I have beautiful twin daughters and will never forget the shock of finding out during my ultrasound. They just turned 16 in January and are absolutely incredible kids (even as teenagers). You will survive... deep breaths and a lot of cocktails (after they're born of course). Hang in there and enjoy the ride!

Rachel | 7:50 AM

Congratulations!!!

Melissa | 7:55 AM

Although it may take 3 months-18 years to look back and finally breathe out and know you did a great job - you know it will be an awesome trip. Best to you, Hal, Fable and Archer.

Of course, you know what the real challenge is, right? finding names as good as the first two!

Erin | 8:08 AM

OMG!!!!!

You are totally going to rock this and you know it!

Anonymous | 8:18 AM

MINIVAN FTW!!!!! Congrats to you! Also, wombmates is the cutest of the cutest phrases I have ever come across.

Berlyns Mommy | 8:21 AM

Congrats! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

P.S.-I used the sea bands with my last pregnancy and they did wonders for my morning sickness. They kinda suck to put on but took away the sickness feeling enough so I could function and not be hanging out in the bathroom all day with my head in the toilet.

Elizabeth | 8:30 AM

Whaaaat? Holy moly! How wonderful for those sweet little babes to have a twin. Congrats to you and....breathe! :)

Leah | 8:32 AM

It truly is a blessing. Everyone I knew or saw told me that having twins was and I was such a non-believer. I mean, I was so sickly, couldn't keep anything down, my stomach stretched to great lengths, the back aches and water retention.
But as I looked at my daughters when they were born and to this day I was totally proved wrong. Definitely a blessing. And they were defintely worth it.

Melissa | 8:41 AM

I've been reading your blog for at least the past year or two, I don't even know how long it's been but I've never commented.

Yet, I feel like I know so much about you and your family that I couldn't help but literally SQUEEE!! when I read this post.

I bet seeing those two heartbeats was the most terrifying, wonderful experience in the world.

Congratulations! Like another said, I'll be waiting excitedly to hear about the awesome names that you pick out. Love Archer and Fable, gorgeous names.

Good luck and I hope you get some respite from the relentless sickness.

Amanda | 8:50 AM

AHHHH! So happy for you!

Diane | 8:51 AM

WOW. Congratulations! I understand your worry, but I think twins are awesome (and one birth, two babies is a sweet deal). Does this explain the extra nausea?

Anonymous | 8:57 AM

Wow! So happy for you guys! It's gonna be the 6 of you now and you'll be a mommy of 4. Such fantastic news. Keep breathing, mama.

Stef | 8:59 AM

* 2 new names to bestow
* 2 new fairy gardens to create
* 2 new Halloween costumes to add to the family theme
* 2 new little minds to warp with parental cross-dressing shenanigans

This is gonna be so rad! Congratz on your 2fer!!

I've read your blog since Archer was an infant. I was so lucky to have found your blog then. You are only a couple weeks older than me in age, and at that time, I had just gotten married and was being inundated by what I perceived as pressure to consider having kids, which freaked me out a bit, though I'd always abstractly "wanted kids" "someday". Your blog has been so informative, entertaining, and moving, and surely your readers all send you and your family much love. Feel this love, and draw strength from it.

Lisa | 9:01 AM

I read your blog from Canada. I've been reading for almost 2 years now and I always enjoy what you write. Some of your beautiful, poignant stories have me in tears.

Anyway, when I saw "three" crossed out, my heart dropped expecting something sad. But no... TWINS! Wow! Congratulations!
And thanks for sharing the journey with us. I'm looking forward to it!

Mar | 9:02 AM

Congratulations! EVen thoough this seems really scary, everythign happens for the best, you'll be great and they are trully lucky to come in to such a loving family!

Bethany | 9:37 AM

Holy crap, that's AMAZING. I got goosebumps reading your post... I know that doesn't compare to not breathing for an hour, but man am I in awe of you. I absolutely cannot wait to read your journey, the shit-scary moments and all.

AngstyJen | 9:37 AM

Holy Shitballs! Congratulations!

Wendy | 9:43 AM

I don't know if you'll get this far down to read my comment, but that is so wonderful.

I started reading your post, and I was so scared that you miscarried.

I had a day virtually the same as yours, on Mother's Day, 2009. I was also violently ill through my first 16 weeks, lost 20 lbs. Then I found out there was 2 little people inside me. I was happy, I was scared, I cried, I laughed.

Twins are just not the same as singletons to raise. Mine are only 17 months old, but so different than their older brother was. They are so in tune with each other, it is heartwarming.

Beware..you've probably heard it before-the pregnancy will do a number on your body, and you have a high chance of bedrest in your future. But it will be okay. Fabulous even, once you get used to it. And Fable will love having 2 babies to play with!

My mom is an identical twin, so I can't say it never crossed our minds that we'd have twins.

Welcome to the club!

Alex | 9:49 AM

Holy shit! My mouth is literally hanging open. OMFG. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen | 9:55 AM

We don't know each other but, as you can see, I stop by and read about your lovely life from time to time. My mouth literally dropped while reading this post. This is going to be a terrific journey! The little wombmates couldn't wish for a better family. Double Congrats!

Andi | 9:57 AM

Well, terrifying but exciting!

You'll do well. Everyone is given challenges, and the way you choose to accepts them determines your outlook on life.

Yours is going to be great. I can just tell. :)

Kelly | 10:01 AM

I totally lost my shit on your behalf when I read this post, so I can imagine what you're feeling right now!! Though, I must say, after I got over the "Holy Shit!!" of it all, I'm SO EXCITED for you and your family and, yes, a little jealous!! Congrats!!!!

Amy | 10:05 AM

First I blurted "OMG." Then I got goosebumps, and then I got tears in my eyes. Now I'm laughing. Amazing. If anyone can do it, YOU CAN! Look at where you are! You're in the middle of a giant circle of love.

wonderchris | 10:31 AM

I literally had to pick my jaw up off the ground!!!!

WOW OH WOW, what a huge surprise!! I guess good things come in pairs!! :)

Congratulations - here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Chelsea | 10:32 AM

HOLY COW! my heart jumped up into my throat when i saw that there were 2 heart beats!


wow wow wow wow!!!!

exciting and scary but SO fun! You guys rocked having two beautiful children, now think how amazing it will be to have 2 more beautiful babies to join the crew! It is a blessing, just keep repeating that to yourself!

Hang in there and CONGRATS! How exciting!

tlh | 10:37 AM

wow... 445 comments. see? do you feel all that love coming your way? that's bc you're AWESOME. and u'll be such an amazing mom to your FOUR children. wow, writing FOUR actually is sort of a trip. it must be unbelievably overwhelming to think of it right now, but it's so cool. a little jealous :-). XOXOXOXOXO

Anonymous | 10:40 AM

Totally AWESOME. You can do this.

-Janet

Kim: | 10:43 AM

I know you only from loving your blog, but really, when you said you were this unusually sick with this pregnancy, my first thought was multiples. :) You can do the hell out of this. Congratulations!

Nothing But Bonfires | 11:14 AM

Aieeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Girl's gone child, child, child, and child! Double congratulations to you on your new family of six (SIX!)

If it helps any, I'm one of four kids -- my brother and I were 5 and 8 when my mum decided to try for just one more. You guessed it: she got twins. All of a sudden, she went from two kids to four -- doubling her number of children immediately! But I LOVED being one of four kids, and Archer and Fable and the newbies will love it too. And you and Hal will be wonderful. Plus now you get to think of TWO more fabulous names -- well, FOUR if you count the middle names too.

Soooo excited for you! Hope you start feeling less sick soon.

Sarah | 11:15 AM

Oh, my! Congratulations!

Mad Mrs. E | 11:26 AM

I know this sounds ridiculous...but I was not expecting THIS! Looking forward to reading the blog posts! Not to mention seeing your belly GROW!

Sarah C. | 11:27 AM

Oh Mylanta! But so very exciting!

Amanda | 11:28 AM

wow! no wonder you've been so sick - poor thing! keep chanting. that's why God made pregnancy 10 months long - LOTS of time to get used to "surprises" like your little synchro swimming team :)

Tanna | 11:31 AM

In shock with you! No wonder you feel like shit! It will all be okay. It will all be okay. It will all be okay. Breath......

Gemini-Girl | 11:45 AM

As a mother to twins, I want to hug you. It will not be an eays road, but as long as you have wonderful friends and family, you will make it through. You will find more room in your heart for 2 little ones.

Liz L | 11:46 AM

As soon as you were talking about how sick you were, I said to myself...."She's having twins".

Helene | 11:48 AM

holy shit!!! congratulations!!

best of luck!

KAT | 11:50 AM

WOW! Congratulations. You make beautiful babies....so beautiful that they are just multiplying like crazy. You can do it!

Anonymous | 11:56 AM

Wow! Wow! Congratulations! If anyone can handle this, it's you.

Barbie (Birds of a Lovely Feather) | 12:05 PM

Oh my gosh I can't even imagine the shock!! But truly, a blessing. Just think of how excited Fable and Archer will be. I'm excited to follow your journey!!

doahleigh | 12:11 PM

Holy crap! Oh my gosh, congratulations!

Misha | 12:27 PM

Those babies are so lucky to be joining your family! Can't wait for the names!

The Chapins | 12:57 PM

i literally jumped on here to comment on your last post (about being so sick!) to say, "do you think it might be two?!" and much to my surprise...saw your newest blog!!! wow. chills. so excited for you. what a crazy, scary, incredible, best news ever, surprise!! : ) thinking of you all!

Anonymous | 1:31 PM

Well, this was it. You finally called this lurker out of the shadows to offer you the most enthusiastic congratulations!!! I had butterflies in my stomach reading about the ultrasound. I think the hundreds of comments before me put it best: OMFG.
I'm thinking the very very best thoughts for you 4, but especially you. Lynn

Anonymous | 2:26 PM

WHA WAHT? Congratulations? I suppose this explains the massive nausea.

Well, I guess Fable and Archer won't have to fight over who gets to hold the baby!

Betsy Hite Reddoch | 3:10 PM

I'm a little late to the party because I've been busy with my 8 week old surprise twins... I too was alone when I found out the incredible news, and broke it to my husband over the phone. It's a crazy thing to realize that you've been doubly blessed. Now that my little guys are here I look at them and wonder which was the "bonus" and I can never figure it out. I cannot imagine having just one of these guys. It's scary and hard (especially for you because you have older kids) but worth it. So worth it. And really, it's not as bad as you're probably fearing right now.

Congrats to the whole family, and good luck with the pregnancy.

Carlos | 3:12 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG twins. OMG. Wow. Congrats babe, you know it's meant to be.

Laura | 7:12 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you. My son was 9 months old when I found out I was pregnant. I was shocked and scared to be pregnant so soon after having him, but then we found out we were having identical twins. This is awesome!! It is so special.

Laura | 7:13 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you. My son was 9 months old when I found out I was pregnant. I was shocked and scared to be pregnant so soon after having him, but then we found out we were having identical twins. This is awesome!! It is so special.

spanishteacher83 | 9:36 PM

Congratulations! I have a twin brother and it is pretty much the most amazing sibling relationship. He was the twin of honor at my wedding this summer. I could not be happier for you and your ever-growing family!

Sheree | 9:36 PM

Dude....if there is anyone who can handle this with style and grace and more patience than 90% of us, it's you!! Rock it with three hearts girl, you're going to be okay!!

Ray | 12:22 AM

OHMYGOD(x2)! I haven’t read your blog in awhile…because in trying to catch up, I stopped trying to catch up all the way, and this is what I read. Crazy, because I thought what if I go on her site and she announces that she’s pregnant again. And now you are with TWINS! I cannot imagine what you felt when you got the news, and how you’re still feeling now. But: if anybody deserves two more children…? It’s you. Archer & Fable are AMAZING-FANTASTIC little ones. They really are. I can’t even begin to imagine how the next two will be (but I’m guessing that it’ll blow my mind, because you cannot create anything but fabulous children. Inside and out), but I cannot wait to find out. My bets are that you’ll have another boy AND another girl. ;o)

Good luck on your journey. On the journey of going from a family of four, to a family of six. And enjoy just this family of four time too, of course.

But I know that once they’re here: the six of you will be amazing together.

Lots of love from Ray, in New York! <3<3<3<3<3<3

(You’ll be in my prayers for a healthy pregnancy and great labor).

Lx - my mr lugs | 3:57 AM

Wow... beautiful X 2!!!

Guajolote | 7:02 AM

This made me burst in to tears. CONGRATULATIONS!

2 weeks till the due date of our first. I'm hoping I can rock motherhood half as well as you do!!

odile | 9:26 AM

ohlala,.... this is amazing, archer was born on the same day as my daughter, and I still didn´t had the courage to decide for the second kid, so I´m so full of respect with your 3. pregnancy ! you ARE amazing ! congrats et bon courage !! odile

Chrissy | 9:42 AM

OH. MY. GOD.

That is such amazing news. I have twin neices that I babysat a lot and let me tell you they are sooo fun. I swear two are easier than one in some ways. I am so excited for your family! You're going to do a great job. :)

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Elle | 1:35 PM

OMG! I knew you were having twins. I had a feeling after reading your post about how sick you were and I was going to ask are you sure you are not having twins? I was that sick too with my identical twin girls. What a blessing. Congratulations! Twins are so absolutely wonderful. You two are such wonderful parents that two more special souls have chosen you as their parents. I'm thrilled for you. If there is anything you need please email me. My girls are now 2.5 years old an absolutely awesome. You can do this it will get better. I was sick for 4.5 months then felt much better. Lots of hugs and good wishes.

Mrs. Q. | 5:23 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

You are going to have FOUR CHILDREN!

How unbelievably mind-blowing and awesome is that???!

Elliesee | 5:56 PM

Congratulation for the other baby too!! This is exactly my story (third pregnancy resulting in twins, everybody three years apart) and you are the first blogger I read to be like me! I love my family of six for many reasons (no baby of the family, one baby for each older sibling, one pair of older siblings, one pair of younger siblings, so a sense that it's even and there is no lonely child... I think that there is such a thing as too much attention on a child and it does not really happen in my family, we have to think of everybody. I really could go on but I'll stop to wish you a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies! I am so happy for you and I will be sure to follow your blog (I do wonder how you will make time to write, but I have time to work full-time with four under seven so there!

Anonymous | 9:42 PM

i am tearing up in the eyes. it can be terrifying doing the "serious parent thing". you seem like such a strong force of woman though, that these two souls just fought so hard to win you as their mama, that they both got lucky. you can do this and you know it.
cheers!! woop woop

Chantelle {fat mum slim} | 1:39 AM

Oh my goodness! I'm lost for words.

Congrats! x

Toni D | 10:41 AM

I have been following your blog for years and have never left a comment. This is the time..

CONGRATULATIONS. How terrifyingly awesome for you:).

Lauren Knight | 12:26 PM

Oh my GOD! No wonder you have been so sick! Hang in there. By the time these little ones get ready to make their appearance, you will be more than ready, more than happy, more than prepared. If anyone can do this, it is you. :) I think I will probably be the 484th person to say or think this. Congratulations.

Jennifer | 12:18 AM

I'm a little behind the times...I just wanted to say Yayyyy!! It IS going to be wonderful!

Anonymous | 2:30 AM

Congratulations Rebecca! I have been reading for a while now and I remember reading your post a while back about feeling like you just had "one more in you" - which I totally related to because I had TWINS to start, a boy and a girl and everyone always says, "Perfect! You're all done!" and I always thought, who are you to tell me I'm all done!" And I too thought I had one more in me.. and now I do literally have one more in me, due in September. And only ONE and I must say while holding my breath during the first few ultrasounds(my sister also had twins so...) and being so relieved to see only one, I was also secretly slightly disappointed. TWO are wonderful, exhausting, maddening, thrilling, beautiful and crazy. Two little pieces of advice for the future: if you plan to breastfeed, and I recommend it - so much less hassle than bottles and you can eat ANYTHING you want and AS MUCH OF IT as you want -seriously - then you need to get a "My Breast Friend" breastfeeding pillow - essential for doing two at once (btw, double breastfeeding in public, I don't recommend - it's a total spectacle and people just stare, and you can't blame them!) AND strict sleep schedules if you can manage - my sister swears by it - I on the other hand, let them freestyle and we were all a bit exhausted. Anyway, all of this can wait. Take good care of yourself, don't hesitate to ask for help and try to get in one last couple's weekend away before the birth! All the best!!! jiff

Anonymous | 8:53 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting (and scary, I can imagine.) Also, I KNEW IT! I know that sounds completely bizarre, especially since we don't know each other, but I love your blog and felt a little connection with you after reading your "big announcement" post - I also took a test on Valentine's Day (not the same result as yours -- certainly not now! :) ), but think your kids and your family are adorable, so I was SUPER excited to read about "#3." I've got babies on the brain, so I was talking to a friend about it later and related your story including the terrible nausea, and without really thinking about it I ended with "Wow, wouldn't it be crazy if she was so sick because she was pregnant with TWINS?! That would be wild. (in the best way of course!)." All of this to say, that because of this crazy thing called the Interwebz, I don't even know you and am crazy-excited for this awesome family you guys [are going to] have. You can do this -- can't wait to meet the "wombats." xo

SaraMinerva | 10:11 AM

You got this.

Also, !!!!!

Lara | 3:28 PM

Holy S**T!!! That's all I could think reading this. Sooo crazy!! Just another adventure . . .

Jillian | 5:02 PM

So sweet....your post made me cry. I'd be so scared too. But your life is all about love. You are surrounded by it.
Just go along in this pregnancy as the previous 2. You can do this. Your 2 new babies will be born in less then 8 months. Continue living the life you love. Wow what a day.....a day you'll never forget. Now you have 2 babies to name.....

Anonymous | 3:58 PM

Super Duper Double congrats!!!!

Canadian Twin Mom | 2:12 PM

I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a few years. I just wanted to congratulate you on your news! My first pregnancy was twins and we ended up with two beautiful fraternal girls at 33 weeks. It was a roller coaster, and I'm sure will be even more as I am pregnant with a third child to arrive just after the twins' second birthday. But it's the best roller coaster in the world and I would never trade them for anything. Congratulations!!! P.S. You do not need to eat 1000 calories a day. ;) I was told you need 600 (300 per baby). Or whatever you are capable of! Just drink your water. :) Take care of yourself and sit down and relax. Enjoy this time, whatever of it you are not spending peeing!!!

VHMPrincess | 12:26 PM

Congratulations - I missed this news somehow!

Jody | 12:28 PM

oh this one brought tears...i haven't checked into your blog for a few weeks...i became pg w triplets spontaneously when our son was not even 2 at the age of 38...i sooo remember that moment lying on the table learning the news "there's 3 babies here!!" as the tech blurted out so NOT eloquently! i was in shock. beyond shock. i was numb.

Fast forward (and it DOES go fast) my triplets are now almost 4; our oldest is almost 6 (all sweet boys - no pink for me!). Although it was NOTHING i would have ever dreamed or imagined i could handle, the boys are the very very best thing that ever happened to me. you will spread joy wherever you go with your little ones.

hang in there - really, really, try to rest. i'll be looking forward to reading more!

enjoy the ride.

best,
jody

marissa welch | 11:15 PM

congratulations. you are one lucky lady :)

Forgotten | 1:33 PM

I'm a mama to twin boys so I am offering my advice or assvice or commentary or just commiseration if you need it. Please feel free to email me and if you want. I'm here and I know how mind blowing this can be. My twins were my first pregnancy, so yeah. It can be mind blowing.

Dianna | 9:40 PM

I've had this post saved in my reader since you broke the news so I could congratulate you. I see a few hundred are ahead of me, I rarely comment since generally my thoughts have already been posted, but I still wanted to send you the best of wishes! I enjoyed following along your jounrey with Fable and can't wait to read all about the twins! What lucky kids they are to be coming into a family that is so excited to welcome them and will of course love them unconditionally. Anyway, that's that. Congratulations again, albiet a bit late!

Ankhsenamen | 10:11 PM

Wow.
My friend just sent me over to your blog as I just got the same shock two days ago.

Terribly TERRIBLY morning sick, nothing was making much sense, and then BAM the news that I'm doubly pregnant.

This is such a scary journey! Thanks for writing your detailed experiences. Even though you're only a couple weeks ahead of me (I'm 8 weeks as of writing this), you've help calm me down already!

Anonymous | 8:17 PM

Wow, I am in the exact same boat as you right now. I am 28 weeks pregnant with twin boys and finally starting to feel a twinge of excitement. When I found out I thought to myself, why me? I also have an 18 month old daughter, so the thought of three under two was too much for me to handle. Good luck to you! I'm glad I came across your blog

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