Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Long-awaited Results

In just a few months, I expect that these will be very swollen.


Not much to look at now, I know. They'll look even more pitiful once they've been toting around a couple of extra chillins.

Yes, I said a couple! Both of the embryos did not make it, but the one that did had a little surprise in store for us. It split and now we are having identicals!! Dr. J is all smiles and excitement, I'm still a little overwhelmed.

We have so much information to pass along but the most important is that we want to thank everyone for their prayers. Our friends and families' prayers have meant so much to us, particularly the prayers that took place when we were finding it so difficult to pray at all. We thank God so much for our gifts.

We do ask for your continued prayers. Carrying multiples is always high risk, carrying identicals is even more high risk, essentially they share a food supply. If my ability to share is any indication, it doesn't bode well for one of our little ones. So, particularly in the next 5 weeks or so please keep all of us in your prayers. We are almost 8 weeks now, and we'll feel a lot better once we move into the second trimester (in both confidence and indigestion).

We wanted to tell our grandparents in person so we did put off telling everyone for a few weeks. We also hid the twin info from everyone and that's been fun to spill. More to come, more to come....

12 comments:

E said...

holy cow, I am so excited for you two. I did not even know you were trying. My computer time is slim these days but I am so just... wow, just wow friend. I love you guys!

Rachel said...

I can't wait to hug all FOUR of you one day! Stock up on Unisom for morning sickness and zantac for the indigestion! I've got some clothes you can pick through when you get back!

bboozer said...

Couldn't be happier for you guys!

-B and S

krhagan said...

Congrats!! Such wonderful news!!

Brenna said...

So excited and praising the Lord with you! Will continue to keep you all in our prayers!

Wilson and Jessica said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you both!

allidaisy said...

Woo Hoo!!!!!!! There are no words to express my happiness for y'all! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

The Traynums said...

Woo hoo!! So excited! Praise the Lord!

Allison said...

YAY!! We are SO thrilled for you and your growing family. You, Dr. J and the little ones will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Uh-huh... I'm sobbing - at work?! I am so very happy for you - you will make a terrific mother - I was very relieved to read this post! Enjoy EVERY minute of being pregnant - take care of yourself! - Kara

Tina said...

Oh my goodness. Such amazing news!!! My prayers for the four of you will continue!!!

Thank you for sharing!!!

Hachie Gal said...

OK...was waiting on the official post even though J adn JB told us around Christmas via email...Congrats...this is the BEST news. Keep us posted on all things baby and send a not of update when you can...