After my exam, my doctor said she wanted me to have a sonogram because she thought I was measuring a little bigger than she expected. I told her "as long as you don't add weeks onto my pregnancy, I'm fine." I was also excited because we were only scheduled to have one sonogram in our pregnancy and that wasn't going to be for another 9 weeks or so. A couple of days later, we went in to see our baby for the first time. When the sonographer began, she asked us if we were ready for our first baby. We both said yes then she said "Well, how about two babies?" Wait...what?
That was easily one of the most memorable moment of my life. The excitement of seeing my baby for the first time was was good enough. Then I find out that I've been blessed with two children and Jason was there right by my side... it still makes me tear up.
We didn't wait long to tell our family. In fact, Jason called his mom as we were waiting to talk to my doctor. He said "Well, you're going to have two grandbabies." and then his phone dropped the call. I'm sure she thought we were kidding but when we finally got a hold of her again we told her again and swore we weren't joking.
I called my dad at his work. I said "We were having twins!" and he said, "What? Hold on a second. I'll have to call you back." Seriously? When he called back a minute later he said, "Now, tell me the truth." I said "I am! We're having twins!" He was tickled.
My mom was the same. I knew she was going to be busy with the lunch rush soon so I wanted to tell her before she got too busy. I couldn't think of anything clever to say so I just said "We're having twins!" She said "What? No way! Oh my God!" Then she proceeded to tell everyone at work. I knew word would spread fast now that mom knew so I called the rest of my family quickly.
I called my brother's wife, Kim and luckily, my brother and their kids were with her. I told her we just had our first sonogram and everything looked great. She said she was so excited for us to which I replied "You're going to be really excited for us now then because we are having twins." They all went nuts. My nephew Carson said "That's a LOT of diapers!"
Next up was my little sister, Katie. She knew we had our first sonogram today so she asked how it went and I started at the beginning and told her what the sonographer said (how about two babies) and she didn't believe me!! I had to tell her over and over that I wasn't kidding. I even had pictures to prove it. She said she'd believe it when she saw the pictures. I couple of hours later I emailed her the picture and she was still in shock.
It took me FOREVER to get a hold of my sister Sara. She's a teacher so I knew she would be in class and couldn't answer her cell phone so I called the school and asked if I could talk to her on her classroom phone. She answered right away and I apologized for interrupting. I told her everything was fine and I was calling because I had good news. After I told her she yelled "What? My sister's having TWINS!" and then I heard her whole class start cheering! That was awesome.
I feel really bad that I didn't call my little brother, Jon but I knew he would get in trouble if he answered his phone at school so I just let mom & dad tell him that night. I should have called him. That stinks. I feel like a bad sister..
I called my sister-in-law Laura and told her. She's always wanted to have twins so she was very excited for us. Her husband, David got a call from Jason. Now, if you know Jason at all you know that he jokes a lot so naturally, David thought he was kidding until he saw the picture. He said "Either you guys are really good a photoshop or you're really having twins."
Kevin & Kaylee had the same reaction. Jason told them that there were going to be two new babies instead of one and both of them thought that David & Laura were pregnant. It didn't even dawn on them that we were having twins.
Like the videos of us telling our family, I want to be able to share with the twins how our family reacted when they found out we were having twins. Forgive me if this goes on and on but 1.) We have a big family and 2.) each person's reaction is very special to us and I want to make sure I document all of their reactions while they are still fresh in my mind.
As of today, I'm 26 weeks pregnant. Twelve more weeks and they will be here and we'll be making many, many more memories. I can't wait!