We’ve been keeping a BIG secret from you guys and I can’t handle it anymore!
WE’RE HAVING TWINS!!!!!!!!
God you are SO faithful and Gannon and I truly are blown away by your goodness.
So to update you guys on what has been happening. Monday morning I went in to give my blood and that morning I noticed I had some more brown spotting. My sister had an ultrasound for her second baby so I decided to go with her since it was just down the street. I also wanted to tell her Doctor I was pregnant because she also did IVF and I knew she would be excited.
As soon as I sat down for the ultrasound I felt something come out…(sorry TMI) but I just knew it was blood. When Nikki was scheduling her next appointment I decided to go to the bathroom. And when I wiped there was RED blood. I started crying and didn’t know what to do. Gannon who literally never goes out of town for work, was out of town and wouldn’t be home for 3 more nights.
I told my sister and immediately called my doctor. MK was in a meeting so they wanted to take a message, but for some reason I didn’t tell them I had red blood. I was too flustered. Next I called Gannon and told him. He was so calm and said you’re right down the street from the doctors office why don’t you just go over there.
When we got in the elevator to leave there were two young girls in there. They were probably 16 or 17 years old. One already had a baby and the other was holding an ultrasound picture and was talking about how she can’t believe she’s having a girl. I literally wanted to scream because I was thinking, Lord why did you put these girls in the elevator with us when I’m over here loosing our baby that we tried SO hard for. Looking back, I shouldn’t have been so quick to judge. Lord, please forgive me!
I hate being that high maintenance patient, but in that moment I felt like I was loosing our babies. So my sister and I jumped in the car and drove to Dr B’s office. Luckily no one was in the waiting room because I walked in a hot mess, crying. They immediately take me back to a room and they told MK what was going on. I’m officially that crazy patient, but I just want to protect these babies as much as I possibly can.
They told me they are going to do an ultrasound so cue even more tears. I called Gannon so upset because he wouldn’t be at the first ultrasound and I was terrified what we were going to see. I’ve never been so scared in my entire life. I’m just so thankful my sister was with me because she was so calm and supportive during it all.
They took me back to the ultrasound room. Looking back, I realized they had brought a girl back there and found out about my situation and ended up having her go back to the waiting room and let me go first. (I’m so sorry to whoever that was, but THANK YOU!!)
During the ultrasound we were able to FaceTime Gannon, which was so special. As soon as they started the ultrasound we saw two sacs. That was the first time ever, I got to see anything other than follicles on that screen.
Here’s a funny video of Gannon asking questions and us finding out there were two. They aren’t identical which means BOTH embryos took!! How amazing is that?!
Dr B started with Baby A and we immediately got to see the flicker of the heart beating. We weren’t sure if we would be able to hear it yet since it was so early (I was only 6 weeks 2 days) but we did!!! It was the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard and that will be a moment I will never forget. Baby A’s heartbeat was measuring on track and was 117.
Here’s a video of getting to hear Baby A’s heartbeat!!
We moved on to Baby B and initially they thought it was measuring too small. But because it’s so so tiny it was hard to get a good angle measuring it. And the second greatest moment of my life was getting to hear Baby B’s heartbeat! I just can’t believe I have TWO miracles growing inside my tummy. Thank you Jesus for these babies. Baby B’s heartbeat was on track too and measured 120!
Here’s a video of Baby B’s heartbeat!
So with all that said, we are asking you guys for continued prayers. We know it’s still VERY early. But we ask you to join us in prayer for protection over these babies. Pray that they would continue to develop and grow on track and that there wouldn’t be any more complications. Pray for my fear to be replaced with peace.
I was listening to this podcast called, Beat Infertility, and it talks about pregnancy after Infertility. And it said a lot of women who have gone through infertility struggle with Pregnancy PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). And it’s SO true. Because we’ve been aware of our bodies so long it’s hard to not question every symptom and worry. So please be praying that even if I’m scared that I could still enjoy each milestone that we pass. I don’t want to look back and regret anything during this pregnancy.
I just can’t believe that in roughly 32 weeks we will have TWO babies to love on. I’m so excited to have 2 little faces to kiss, 2 little booties to pat, and 2 little lives to teach about the Lord. Just when I was thinking our empty house would never get full, God decided to DOUBLE our wishes! My heart truly is overflowing with Joy.
Thank you Jesus for exceeding our expectations.
Here are some pictures from Monday!
We took some pictures to announce today. I want to give props to anyone who has taken pictures with these balloon’s and had success. With this crazy Oklahoma Wind it was almost impossible!!! But I guess we need to get used to the fact that our lives are never going to go as planned now that we have two little ones joining us soon!!
I can’t believe I’m married to a TWIN DAD!!! How stinking cute is that?! This is when we picked up the Balloons last night!
What it was really like taking pictures!!
We go back in on Wednesday for our second ultrasound! Thank goodness Gannon will actually get to be there for this one! Please pray with us that these little miracles are still growing on track and that we would get good news.
So far I haven’t had any major pregnancy symptoms. I’ve still been exhausted and I need to eat something about every two or three hours otherwise I feel nauseous. I’m still feeling pulls/tingles down in my uterus which just gives me little reminders that I have two little HUMANS growing in my tummy! SO CRAZY AND EXCITING! Gannon and I have officially wrapped our heads (as much as we can before they get here) that we are having TWO babies at once and we are so excited. Now we don’t have to fight over who’s hogging the baby because there will be one for each of us! Eek!!!
Well friends, it looks like God heard your prayers and he doubled them!! If you could please keep them coming! We love you all dearly and truly can’t wait to embark on this incredible journey to parenthood with you guys!
Momma Brown 🙂