And so the Journey Begins...
Looks like we're in for quite an adventure! Let me start with how we got on this ride. When Heath and I were dating, we talked about both wanting lots of kids. (Side note: When I said lots, I meant 3, maybe 4 but he meant 5 or 6... I know, right?!) We agree that big families always seem so much livelier with more activity and more love in the air. I always dreamed of having lots of grandchildren running around my Christmas tree at the holidays. After watching nearly all our friends happily start their families... then expand them, we started to wonder when we'd be ready. Seems like a great idea, but I still feel like a kid myself!
About a year after our wedding, we decided to go for it. Would we ever really be ready? Fast forward through months of ovulation predictor kits, spit ovulation tests, boxer shorts, under-the-desk fanning, special positioning, robitussin, and tracking every detail on the calendar... and we've arrived! You guessed it, we're pregnant! There's a little Huffman-Morgan hybrid on the way!
At our first doctor visit we got to see the little peanut by sonogram. Imagine our surprise when we saw two little peanuts! Two little heartbeats! Two little lives! We feel so blessed to be able to announce that we're having twins! Two little people to nourish and love and protect. Twice as many hugs and twice as many kisses. I always knew that I was meant to be someone's mother, but I feel so blessed to be chosen by two souls at once.
As exciting as it is to look forward to twenty tiny fingers and twenty tiny toes, you can imagine there's a little anxiety that comes along with suddenly becoming a family of four. Of course, there are the lifestyle changes, but we're up to the challenges of adjusting to parenthood, finding bigger cars, finding a bigger house and all that comes with the instant nuclear family. But most of my anxiety comes from carrying half of that family in my body for nine months. Having a Type A personality and being a bit of a perfectionist (and dare I say, control freak), it looks like carrying twins is going to be quite an adventure! All I can do is eat right, take my vitamins, and sit back and wait.
Currently, we're working on week 13 and everything's going great. We've learned that our precious munchkins are actually identical munchkins! The babies are due to arrive in early May. We can't wait to meet them, when we will tell them, "Hello, we're your mommy and daddy and we love you both more than you will ever know."