I’m happy to share that our family is growing by four feet! Yes, you read that correctly. My husband Mike and I are expecting TWINS in July. I’ve been dying to share the news for two months and now I finally can! It’s been a big secret to keep…whew! Anytime I reveal the “twins” word, I am met with a five second pause so I’ll give you a moment to process this news.
Okay, so you’re back?
Yes that’s right, I said twins. As in two babies. As in two strollers and two cribs and two of well… a lot. If it took you a minute to gather your thoughts together – you can only begin to imagine how surprised and shocked Mike and I were finding out this news. It’s certainly been a whirlwind. We’re absolutely thrilled and so excited to start our family.
I’m 13 weeks pregnant and we’ve already had five ultrasounds done to make sure our little ones are growing properly. I’ve learned they like to keep a very close eye on MoMs (moms of multiples). Both are growing at about the same rate right now, which is very good news! Here’s a peek at their last photo-shoot:
I definitely plan to share my mom-to-be updates and photos here, so stay tuned for more details, rants and questions! Here are some common questions I’ve gotten so far that I thought I would take the chance to answer up front.
When are you due?
My official due date is July 24, but twin pregnancies typically go to 37-38 weeks rather than 40. So, we’re looking closer to July 3 probably.
Do twins run in your family?
When I initially found out we were having twins, it was quite a shock! After we started sharing news with my family, I uncovered a possible family “secret” that my grandmother on my dad’s side may have carried twins twice, but unfortunately didn’t bring them to full term.
Will you find out the sexes?
Heck yes! Finding out you’re having twins is a big enough surprise 🙂 We’ll find out anywhere between 16 – 20 weeks, depending on how the babies are positioned during our ultrasounds. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.
This journey has already been a crazy one so far and I have no doubt the next few months will bring so much joy, laughter, fear, worries and wonder. For all you moms out there, I hope you’ll share your wisdom and advice, too!