Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Friday, November 7, 2008

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?
If there were two, wouldn't she say something?...
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?"
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.


Marti Skow said...

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 :)

Brad said...

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

Jessica Pennings said...

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!

Angela said...

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! :-)

Nate & Mary Beth said...

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


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. :)

Angela said...

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! :-)


Anonymous said...

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

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