Thursday, July 26, 2012

Expecting two.

How was it that I worded it on facebook... something like...  

Table for 7 please!! We are so excited (and shocked and nervous and excited and still shocked and...) to announce that we are expecting twins!! 

Yes, I am for real and no, this is not a joke. We are very excited and the further along we get, the more relaxed I am and the more real this gets for us. It seems I am always waiting for a bomb to fall on my head... but things are going amazingly well so far. We are a little over 8 weeks pregnant right now.

I am high risk... I'm old, I'm having twins and ya know... I have birthed a child with Down syndrome. Gasp. I have had four ultrasounds so far and that is a definite benefit to this high risk thing. Really though... I have no concerns.

Today I got a nice 3D bonus ultrasound... you can see baby B nicely, crown to rump... and baby A has his/her back to the camera, but he/she is right in the middle of the picture... mostly a back of head/spine shot. 


Mason: What kind of babies are we having?
Me: What do you mean 'what kind'?
Mason: Are we having Down syndrome babies?
Me: No baby, you can't just choose to have a baby with Down syndrome.


So many thoughts about that conversation rolling around in my head.

Anyway... so excited and I think these babies will be here before we know it. Thank you so much to everyone who has prayed for us and wished us well in our journey to add to our family... I think it worked, double time.


Our summer has been crazy... somehow we find ourselves on the go all.the.time. I don't think that is about to stop either. Like a friend recently said, "I'd rather my hands be full than empty." Yes... my thoughts exactly.


We went home to Wisconsin over the 4th of July for an overdue visit to friends and family... as well as Kyle's 20th high school reunion. Eek! 

The kids got to be in the 4th of July parade with their Grandma... Mason talked about that for days leading up to the event. He was so excited.


The kids with their grandparents on the 4th of July.


We drove up to Minnesota for a day to see Kyle's Grandma and some of his other family. The kids got to spend some time on a family farm... I miss living in farmland and wish my kids could be around that more.




Four generations of love.

Mmmkay... this momma is tired. And nauseous. And hungry. 

Night night.


  1. Seriously, I don't even know what to look at when I see 3D pics LOL...but they(I mean the boys ;) look beautiful! :) MUAH!

  2. Yay yay yah!!!! I looked at that picture of your family and thought "self: that looks like one FUN family!" Congrats, think of me while you're eating as I ate myself sick for nine months and have to pay the piper now. Boo.

  3. So excited for you guys! I am sure your mind is spinning with plans and such, if I can come down and help with anything, I would love to see ya! Cannot believe you will add 2 more beauties to the bunch! But heck, you make um' beautiful so you might as well! Love you guys!

  4. That is SO SO awesome! This seems to be the week for pregnancies!

  5. Wow that was a shocker! Congratulations!!! Loved the pics in Wisconsin too:)

  6. Stephanie HamiltonJuly 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    OMG Bethany...those 3D pictures are so amazing!!!!! Congrats to all of you <3

  7. Congrats! Love your blog, but rarely commment. So very happy for you and your family and wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy. Your writing and family are beautiful and I appreciate you sharing through your blog. Hope you get some relaxing summer days in August.

  8. already said this on fb - but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited for all of you about the babies on the way :) yeah!

  9. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations! :)

  10. Congratulations again! So - Very - Excited For You & Your Family! xo

  11. CONGRATULATIONS BETHANY! I am so happy for you! Catch up on your sleep now girl!

  12. Congratulations !!! You must be on cloud nine, so happy for you :)

  13. Congrats times 2, times a trillion! Yay! I know how much you really wanted this and I am so happy to hear you have TWO sticky little beans this time after heartbreak!!! So exciting!! You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to meet this two new little ones. I am assuming (and feel free to correct me if I am wrong) that you already know that these 2 are fraternal (I am assuming, and I apologize if reaching, that they were a transfer from your frozen embryos?) so that means you could get 1 of each! I know you're just hoping for a happy and healthy babes, so I guess you don't care too much what you get!!

    CONGRATS! Sorry for weird comment? LOL

  14. I was in the blogger session at NDSC, and I didn't think I was following your blog, but I am : ) Wow! Twins! That is great! Congratulations! I hope the pregnancy goes smoothely. And you don't look that old to me ; )

  15. BEST news I have heard in a long time! Congratulations Bethany:) Your kids are going to be the best little helpers to you. I can see it now, one can get a diaper, one can grab the wipes and the other can grab a "binkie" when you are changing your precious new bundles!! So many helping hands:)

    Susan from Boston

  16. Absolutely, positively, thrilled for you! Congratulations!

  17. Bethany

    congratulations! I was so Hoping this was the reason for not having a blog post from you in a while. I am so excited for you and your family!


  18. So excited for you guys and I cant wait to witness your family of 5 become a family of 7!!! Just amazing.

  19. Congratulations!!!!

  20. Congratulations!! My baby girl with downs was born the same week you wrote this. She's our baby number 4 and such a blessing.