A Double Blessing

Monday, October 13th, 8:00 a.m.:
I think I’m late.
Travis convinces me to take a pregnancy test.
Result: Positive!

Monday, October 13th, 9:30 p.m.:
I tell Abel, “Mommy has a baby in her tummy.”
Abel replies, “Two babies?”

Every Day, All Day:
I’m so sick! My nausea is never-ceasing, and sleep is all I can think about.
Day or night, I must go to the bathroom every couple hours.
You’d think I were having twins or something….

Wednesday, November 5th, 4:00 p.m.:
I’m spotting a little.
I never spotted with Abel or Amariah.
I’m not really worried.
Should I be worried?…

Thursday, November 6th, 5:30 p.m.:
Another spot.
Maybe I should call the doctor.

Friday, November 7th, 9:50 a.m.:
Doctor orders bloodwork and an ultrasound.

Friday, November 7th, 10:45 a.m.:
Ultrasound begins.
Whoa, did I just see two black spots?
Ultrasound technician toggles to a different screen. 
She just typed “2.” What does that mean?
Silence. 
If there were two, wouldn’t she say something?…
Silence.
Why isn’t she looking at the other black spot?
Suddenly, a heartbeat! 166 beats per minute!
Our baby is okay! Thank You, God!
On to the other black spot.
At last, she speaks. “Well, I don’t know if you’re seeing what I’m seeing…”
“Are there two?”
“Yes!”
And another heartbeat! 154 beats per minute!
God, You’ve blessed us double! And they’re both okay!

Since Then…:
I’m shocked.
I’m ecstatic.
I’m blessed beyond comprehension.
Abel called it.

8 Comments

  1. Marti Skow says:

    Wow. Let me know if I can help you. I would love to take the two kids for the morning so you can take a much needed nap! Congrats…times two :)

  2. Brad says:

    WOW! That’s one way to grow your family quickly…2 for 1! :) Congrats!

  3. Wow, I’m shocked too! I’m speechless. Are there twins in either of your families? Let me know if I can help you out at all. Congratulations!

  4. Angela says:

    Travis is a twin, but I don’t think the father’s side matters. Two of my great-grandmas (one maternal and one paternal) both had sisters who had twin grandchildren, and some of my maternal grandfather’s siblings have twins and triplets in their lines. I asked my parents to do some further investigating on this for me, because I’m curious, too! :-)

  5. I love the way you told this story! Congrats! I hope you start feeling better soon.

  6. I’m in tears all over again!! I’m super excited for you, Angela! Like I said, I can’t think of a better choice of someone for God to bless with twins, knowing how grateful you are for his blessing of children. :)

  7. Angela says:

    Dear friends,

    Thanks to all of you who have offered your help. I’m sure we’ll be able to use some help after the babies arrive, so check back! :-)

    Love,
    Angela

  8. Marcia says:

    This is thrilling news! We pray all will go well with you and the babies. Many praises to God!