I have mentioned a couple of times that Jess is pregnant with twins. I thought it might be fun to tell you about the day we found out. On October 17th, Jess & TJ thought they were just going to find out if they were having a boy or girl. The original due date of this 'child' was March 12th. They had the ultrasound early in the morning, so when I still hadn't heard from them at 11:30 a.m. I was beyond anxious. I sent both of them multiple texts.. demanding that they tell me right away. Boy or girl? Boy or girl?? Boy or girl?!?? I went as far as utilizing all of my emoticons to request an answer in a different form. Is it a <insert picture of baby, pink bow, and gun> or <insert picture of baby, football, and gun> (TJ loves guns, and will teach all of his children to shoot at some point.. that's where the gun came from)
TJ wouldn't answer me. Jess wouldn't answer me. I was going crazy. I called my cousin, my mom, my friends.. and for some odd reason I told them, "I think it's twins.. I don't know why.. I just think it's twins." They asked me if there was any indication. There wasn't... nobody discussed the possibility of twins. Except one time weeks earlier Jess said, "Oh boy.. this is a very active baby! I just felt it kick up here and down here! That or it's twins!" She was completely kidding, and doesn't even remember saying that to me. Also, the night before they went in for the ultrasound, TJ and I were talking and I said, "So when you find out it's twins you'll definitely want me here for a long time.. so I'll be needing that walk-in closet." TJ laughed that off with a look that said, 'yeah right!'
Finally, I got a call....Jess said, "Well... there's a boy!... aaaand another boy!" AHHHH!!!! I literally screamed. I was home with the girls at the time, and Clara was napping... but not after I heard the news. Everyone within a ten mile radius was awake at that point. I was so excited I couldn't even stand still. I was pacing all over the house.. just smiling.. laughing.. trying to figure out what to do with myself since I wasn't allowed to tell anyone. Well.. not even TJ knows this until he reads it... I called my cousin, Chelsea, right away. I couldn't keep it in! I told her... "..but you can't tell anyone, and you have to act surprised when they tell you!" (Later TJ told me I could call Chelsea before they announced it... so I had to go outside and pretend to tell her again.. we were both still so amped that acting overly excited was not difficult... sorry, TJ.. it's my Chelsea.. I had to tell her!)
I called my mom right after TJ said they told her. Mom hesitantly told me, "...I told Cheryl..." (her sister). The news was just too exciting to keep in! My mom then continued to tell me that when she told Cheryl, she didn't react as she expected. Turns out, My cousin had called her mom, Cheryl, and told her the news.. but told her she couldn't tell anyone. Now we know how good my family is at keeping secrets.
When Jess got home she told me the story of her ultrasound. For the first 45 minutes of the appointment they were told that they were having a boy (singular). The ultrasound tech came back in after showing the doctor the pics and said, "We have to take another look..." The ultrasound tech actually has twins, and was just telling Jess & TJ the story of how she found out. She thought she was just having one baby for the first hour of her appointment, then they came back in and told her there were two! So the tech says to Jess, "...ya know that story I just told you about my ultrasound..... well... it's happening to you."
That was such an exciting day. I still laugh on a regular basis when I think about the twins. I am just so excited! The new due date is around February 19th. It is going to be here before we know it (as Jess keeps reminding TJ.. so much to do! Just paint the nursery already, TJ). Our whole family feels so incredibly blessed. There will be no shortage of help with these babies... although, I am guessing Jess & TJ will beg to differ during those sleepless nights.