The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy! Psalm 126:3

Saturday, June 12, 2010

WHAT? We are having TWINS?!?!

So October 1st (I think) we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound. At this point, no one but my parents even know we are pregnant, and I am very much still in a state of disbelief. I was thinking once I saw with my own eyes on the ultrasound that I was in fact pregnant, maybe then it would start to become real and sink in. Chris and I were both nervous but really excited about this day, and seeing our baby.

In the ultrasound room, the tech instructs me to go into the connected bathroom and put on a gown. While in the bathroom, I could hear she and Chris talking, but couldn't really tell what they were talking about. When I came out, Chris said, "Hey, Bek, she was saying the last couple that was in here just found out they were having twin girls."
Me: "Really, wow, I can't imagine..."

So I get up on the table, and almost immediately, she says, "Hm, oh, okay..." These are not the most reassuring words to come out of the person's mouth who's looking around in your uterus to see if you are pregnant.
Me: "What is it?"
Tech: "Well, here's your baby... and..."
Me and Chris (both staring at screen): "Oh, wow! Look! That's so cool!"
Tech: "And... here is your other baby..."
Me and Chris: "What?!?! Huh?!?!"
Tech: "Yep, how do you guys feel about twins? ...Cause you are having them, too!"
Me: "What? Me? Me? What? I am having twins? What? We are having TWINS?!?!"
Chris (with both hands on head in disbelief): "What? No way! Are you serious? We are having TWINS?!?!"

This was followed by LOTS of laughter (I guess that's what we do when we are nervous and don't know what else to do...), smiles, and excitement!

So instead of seeing one baby, and it sinking in that we are in fact pregnant... We found out it was TWO babies and were in TOTAL shock! It was so awesome :).

Uh, I mean, I guess I could be pregnant?

Finding out I was pregnant... ha... that was a funny day. Womanly, monthly things were running a little late, so even though we hadn't been trying, of course the thought that enters most women's minds, entered mine... "Maybe I'm pregnant?"
I mentioned it to Chris, and he said, "Well, should we get one of those pregnancy test things?"
Me: "Uh, I mean, I guess I could be pregnant, but I really don't think I am. I dunno. I mean I really don't think I am... but I guess if I took a test, then we would know for sure that I'm not, right?"
Chris: "Well, uh, yeah... I guess maybe you should take one. I mean if it would make you feel better. Whatever you want to do."

Later that day during a Walgreens trip to pick up a few things (toothpaste, face wash, deodorant...)
Chris: "So should we get a pregnancy test?"
Bekah: "Uh, I guess so... Which one should I get?"
Chris: (In true Chris Gannon form...) "Just get the cheapest one."
Bekah: "What? Really? The cheapest one? This is a big deal, Chris!"
Chris: "They are all the same, Bekah. Get the cheapest one."

So I grabbed the store brand 3 pack. And off we went to pay for our stuff.

Back at home, several hours later... after watching a movie, cleaning around the house, playing video games, etc... I said, "Well, should I take that test?"
(I always envisioned that this process would be much more dramatic. Nervous about getting the test, and then rushing in the door to take it as soon as possible. But instead it was just kind of like, "Uh, well...")

Chris: "Yeah, I guess so."
Me: "Ok..."

Took the test in the bathroom, came back out to sit on couch with Chris... After several minutes had passed, and a commercial came on (I'm telling you, we were WAY too laid back about this...), I went back into the bathroom to check the results.

"Hmm...ok...TWO blue lines...let me check the directions... cause I thought TWO blue lines meant pregnant, but I KNOW I'm not pregnant, so let me just check this..." I was thinking to myself after seeing the test results. After checking the directions to find that yes, TWO blue lines, DOES mean PREGNANT... I just went into denial, standing there, looking at the test, thinking, "But I'm not pregnant..."

Chris: "Uh, Bek... what'd it say?"
Me: "Um, you better come in here, Chris. I mean, surely this isn't right..."
Chris: "What? What do you mean..."
Me: "Well, I don't know... I mean, this is saying I'm pregnant."
Chris: "WHAT? Let me see that... where are the instructions..."
Me: "You know, I heard these things have false positives all the time. Or maybe I let it sit too long. I think I should just take another one."
Chris (laughing at this point): "Bekah, sweetie, I think you are pregnant."
Bekah: "Well I just need to take another one and make sure I do it right this time..."
Chris (still laughing, and entering a state of shock): "Ok... take another one."

So this time I stayed in the bathroom the whole time, watching as the results appeared. I think the instructions said it could take up to 2 minutes for the results to fully appear. Ha! In about 15 seconds there they were again, TWO blue lines.

Me (now laughing, too): "Chris... oh dear..."
Chris (reading the second test's results): "Oh my goodness... You are pregnant!"
Me: "I'm pregnant!?!?"

I think these pictures below captured our feelings pretty well...

This event was followed by lots of laughter, disbelief, and a very funny phone call to the OBGYN. Yes, we were shocked, but very happy.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where to Begin...???

So I totally realize that I should have started blogging or journaling about our experience with this pregnancy and the boys' lives months ago... but I didn't. No use in crying over spilt milk, right? (Actually, I have cried over spilt milk... spilt pumped breast milk... but that's another story...) I have had so many thoughts that I would love to share, about how God is working very powerfully in our lives over these past 6 or so months (can't believe it's been that long!), so maybe this blog will help me do that. And hopefully it can serve as a journal for me to look back on to remember all He has done for us. So if no one else reads this but me, that's ok. But if you do decide to follow our blog, hopefully you will be blessed in some way (even if it's just to laugh at us). And, it will be a place that people can see pictures of the boys... which is why most people follow moms' blogs anyway, right?

So if you are reading this... hello, thank you, welcome to our new family blog, and enjoy...